Lawyer: Miss. sisters will push new gov for pardon

January 12, 2012 - 2:05 PM

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — An attorney says two women released from a Mississippi prison last year on condition that one donate a kidney to the other were disappointed they weren't among about 200 people receiving full pardons from the governor.

Gov. Haley Barbour granted the pardons in his final days in office.

Chokwe Lumumba, who represents Gladys and Jamie Scott, said Thursday that he will push new Gov. Phil Bryant to pardon the sisters. Barbour and Bryant are Republicans.

The women served 16 years for an armed robbery conviction. Barbour released them in January 2011 on condition that Gladys would donate a kidney to Jamie.

The sisters now live in Florida, and physicians have told them the surgery can't be done until they lose weight.