Prison Break

TitlePrison Break
Publication TypeCase Study
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsConnolly, P, Althaus, RA, Brinkman, A
Corporate AuthorsAssociation for Practical and Professional Ethics,
Date Published03/2012
PublisherAssociation for Practical and Professional Ethics
KeywordsCriminal Justice , MEDICINE , Organ Donation and Transplantation , Public Policy
AbstractIn 1994, the state of Missouri convicted Jamie Scott and her sister Gladys of robbery and sentenced them each to two life terms. The sisters denied any part in the ambush and $11.00 robbery of two men. Following a lengthy campaign to free the sisters, Governor Haley Barbour considered the issue for over a year and finally in late December 2010, signed orders suspending the Scott sisters' prison term. A condition attached to the release required Gladys to donate a kidney to Jamie, who suffers from diabetes and high blood pressure. Jamie was costing the Mississippi Corrections Department about $200,000 for dialysis, and this, the governor said, was one of many major factors for releasing the sisters.
NotesCase study from the March 1, 2012 APPE Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl. Copyright, Association for Practical and Professional Ethics, 2012.
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