7 January 2011 Last updated at 09:37 ET Two imprisoned sisters whose sentences were dropped on the condition that one donate her kidney to the other have been released from jail in Mississippi.
The pair, who had been in jail for 16 years, are moving to the US state of Florida, where their family lives.
Jamie Scott requires daily dialysis, which costs the state roughly $200,000 (£129,000) per year, officials said.
She and her sister Gladys Scott were convicted in 1994 of taking part in a robbery that netted a mere $11 (£7).
Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour agreed to release the sisters, who were serving life sentences for leading two men into an ambush in Mississippi in 1993, on the condition that Gladys, 36, donates a kidney to her sister within one year.
The two walked out of the Central Mississippi Correctional Facility in the town of Pearl at just after 0800 local time (1400GMT) on Friday morning and were greeted by their mother and grown children.
Mr Barbour has said prison officials no longer think the sisters, who are eligible for parole in 2014, are a threat to society.
Rights activists have previously called for the release of the women, criticising their sentences as harsh.
Article Source : BBC News
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