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"Kidney Sisters" Update: Health problems preventing transplant that got Jamie and Gladys Scott out of prison

Jamie and Gladys Scott (AP Photo, file)
Kidney Sisters Released From Prison, One Must Donate Kidney To Other
Jamie and Gladys Scott
AP Photo, file

(CBS/AP) PENSACOLA, Fla. - There's a "complication" in the case of Mississippi ex-convicts sisters Jamie and Gladys Scott, who won their release from life prison terms on the grounds that one sister would give the other a kidney.

The planned organ transplant apparently cannot take place until Jamie quits smoking and they lose a combined 160 pounds.

The sisters had served 16 years of their life sentences for a robbery when they were released on Jan. 7. They moved to Pensacola, Fla.

Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour set a condition of their freedom that Gladys give a kidney to Jamie, who suffers from kidney failure. Gladys had volunteered to do so.

Jamie Scott said Wednesday that a doctor said she has to lose 100 pounds to receive the transplant. She said would-be donor Gladys must lose 60 pounds and stop smoking.

Barbour hasn't said whether he'll send the sisters back to prison if the transplant doesn't happen.

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