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Sisters Released From Prison Too Overweight for Kidney Transplant

Jamie and Gladys Scott were released from a Mississippi prison early on the condition that one donate a kidney to the other – but there’s just one problem. They are too overweight for the transplant to happen right now.

The sisters, who had served 16 years of their life sentences for a robbery when they were released Jan. 7, must lose at least 160 pounds between the both of them, and one must stop smoking.

Jamie Scott suffers from kidney failure.

Gov. Haley Barbour set a condition of release that Gladys Scott give her sister a kidney. She had volunteered to do so.
Jamie Scott said Wednesday she wants an operation to lose weight.

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

The Associated Press contributed to this article.