Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Weird News: Two sisters released from prison for kidney transplant are too fat for surgery

Why We Get Fat: And What to Do About It (Borzoi Books)

The two sisters were in prison for armed robbery. They got sprung because one sister needed a kidney transplant and the other was to be the donor. The surgery has been postponed until they can lose a combined 160 pounds. It is unclear if Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour will have them returned to prison. He seems to be avoiding the question.

A proposed kidney transplant that won two Mississippi sisters their freedom from prison can't take place until one quits smoking and they lose a combined 160 pounds. 

Jamie and Gladys Scott had served nearly 16 years of their life sentences for an armed robbery when they were released from a sprawling prison in central Mississippi on Jan. 7. Gov. Haley Barbour granted Jamie Scott an early release because she suffers from kidney failure, but he agreed to let Gladys Scott go on the condition she follow through on an offer to donate a kidney to her sister.

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