June 21st, 2010: CCWP Supports Fast for the Scott Sisters

The California Coalition for Women Prisoners expresses our strong solidarity with the courageous fast by the Gray-Haired Witnesses for Justice to demand freedom for the Scott Sisters and an inspection of the prison where Jamie Scott is being held. In California, we witness similar inhuman conditions for people in women’s prisons on a daily basis, and we condemn the systemic racism and sexism which has caused the population of women in prison to triple in the past twenty-five years.
Jamie and Gladys are serving outrageous life sentences which in Jamie?s case could well turn into a death sentence if the criminal health care conditions she is enduring aren?t quickly improved. We deeply appreciate your determination to stand up and expose the grave injustice being perpetrated against the Scott sisters and the tens of thousands of others who are wrongly incarcerated across the United States.
For more information about the Scott Sisters and the June 21st rally in Washington, D.C., please see: http://freethescottsisters.blogspot.com/.