Just a quick update: Jamie and Gladys Scott are the sisters who were paroled from a Mississippi prison so Gladys could donate a kidney to Jamie. How's that going? Not so good. They need to lose a combined 160 pounds, and Gladys has to stop smoking before doctors will even consider such a procedure.
So, has Mississippi, which made the organ transplant a condition of their release, considered putting them back behind bars?
Barbour hasn't responded directly to numerous questions from The Associated Press about whether he'll send the sisters back to prison if the transplant doesn't happen. He's called questions about such a scenario "purely hypothetical."
When asked Wednesday about the sisters having to lose weight for the surgery, Barbour spokesman Dan Turner said: "That's a medical call, not something imposed as a condition of their release."
Hat Tip: Many thanks, JUNGLE JIM!
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