The Gray-Haired Witnesses for Justice will undertake a fast and appear at the Department of Justice and the White House in Washington, DC on June 21, 2010, calling upon the nation to exercise an authentic system of justice in the case of Gladys and Jamie Scott and all other women who have been incarcerated in a way they describe as “wrongly and egregiously over-sentenced, punishing and destroying”of our families and children.”
Among their demands is freedom for the Scott Sisters with a request for an inspection and observation team to be allowed to enter the Pearl, MS prison where Jamie Scott is being held. This event was prompted by the serious illness of Jamie Scott and lack of medical care she has received in prison since she was diagnosed with kidney disease.
The Gray-Haired Witnesses are asking people to fast in solidarity with them and to contact the Central Mississippi Correctional Facility and Dept. of Justice across the nation on that day.
The day-long event commences at the Department of Justice in a 10:00 a.m formal appeal to Eric Holder. It then rejoins at the White House at noon with a press conference and formal appeal to President Obama, continuing to Lafayette Square Park from 1PM until 9PM for the duration of the fast with speakers, live performances and artists. Moon will perform her acapella song “Blame Game” at the event in as a call to attention of Jamie Scott’s failing health conditions. All attendees are asked to bring non-perishable food items in honor of the fasting elders to be distributed Washington, DC community at the conclusion of the day.
For more info on the Scott Sisters, visit http://www.freethescottsisters.blogspot.com/