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Mississippi's Scott Sisters Hope For Pardons, Want To Be Counselors

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Mississippi's Scott Sisters Hope For Pardons, Want To Be Counselors

Jamie Scott, left, and her sister Gladys Scott answer questions during a news conference in Jackson, Miss., Friday, Jan. 7, 2011. Rogelio V. Solis/AP hide caption

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Jamie Scott, left, and her sister Gladys Scott answer questions during a news conference in Jackson, Miss., Friday, Jan. 7, 2011.

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The Scott sisters' case drew national attention last month when Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour released them from prison — with the condition that 35-year-old Gladys follow through on her offer to donate a kidney to 38-year-old Jamie.

They had been behind bars since they were teens for their parts in a 1994 armed robbery that netted less than $200 (the sisters say they're innocent of what they maintain was an $11 theft).

On Tell Me More today, host Michel Martin spoke with the sisters.

They professed their innocence. "No, we was not involved," said Jamie, who added that the sisters are working on getting "a full pardon":

On being innocent

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Both sisters said that in five years they hope to be working as youth counselors, "to try to help give back," Jamie said:

On their futures

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And Gladys isn't considering the possibility that she might not be a good "match" for her sister, and therefore won't be able to donate a kidney. "I'm having faith in God that I am a match for my sister," she said:

On being a match

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