Mrs. Rasco arrived in Mississippi yesterday for a visit with Jamie today and one with Gladys tomorrow, yet was told once she arrived at the prison today that she and her granddaughter had on open-toed shoes and were not permitted in. They had to leave the prison and purchase closed-toe shoes to even get into see Jamie after all of that travelling. She was also told that she would not be permitted to see Gladys at all tomorrow because she is NOT on Glady's visitation list!! She has been on Gladys' visitation list for 15 years and visited she and Jamie recently. This is unconscionable and pure harassment, and the family and Gladys are extremely hurt and disappointed.
Jamie was feeling and looking better today and told her mother that she is getting better medication, although she did state that she feels her body is changing and deteriorating slowly. She has unresolved chest pains that come and go and have not been evaluated. She's very, very grateful to all of the supporters for all that is being done!
The conditions in the Quick Bed unit where she is housed are horrible. This unit is the worst place in the prison, no one even goes back there except those that work there. It is in the back of the prison and there are also men housed back there. When it rains, the water pours into the unit and they all have to mop up the water. Water leaks around Jamie's bed and electrical socket and she is worried about getting sick or even electrocuted. The toilets still have major plumbing problems and overflow. Mold is also still an issue on the unit.
The Board of Health needs to go into the prison and get these problems addressed once and for all, Jamie's health is tenuous as it is! On April 16, 2010 , Mr. Jeffrey Brown of the Board of Health stated that the mold, sewage and spider infestation at CMCF/quickbed would be taken care of but only the insect infestation has been addressed.
Jeffrey Brown - Jeffrey.Brown@msdh.state.ms.us Mac Arthur Washington - Macarthur.Washington@msdh.state.ms.us
Central Office Phone 601-576-7400 (8am-5pm) Agency personnel are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in public health emergencies.
Please continue to advocate on behalf of Jamie and Gladys Scott, their children and families need for them to return home alive, the time is NOW!
Attorney General Eric Holder U.S. Department of Justice 950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20530-0001 HOTLINE: 202-353-1555 PHONE: 202-514-2000 202-307-6777 fax AskDOJ@usdoj.gov
Christopher Epps 601-359-5600 CEPPS@mdoc.state.ms.us 723 North President Street Jackson, MS 39202
Governor Haley Barbour P.O. Box 139 Jackson, Mississippi 39205 1-877-405-0733 or 601-359-3150 Fax: 601-359-3741 (If you reach VM leave msgs, faxes, and please send letters)