BREAKING NEWS: The Scott Sisters have had their sentence suspended by Governor Haley Barbour and are returning home. Click here to read more.

Jamie and Gladys Scott – the “Scott Sisters” – have been incarcerated in Mississippi for the last 16 years for a crime that yielded $11. Although neither of the Scott Sisters had a prior criminal record, they were each sentenced to an extraordinary double life sentence for an armed robbery. The presiding judge in their trial, Judge Marcus Gordon, has a history of racially biased rulings, and even the prosecutor of their case has now become an advocate for release.

Take action now by clicking the buttons to your right to sign a petition for their release, send them a message of support, or tell your friends and family to get involved as well.

WATCH: President Jealous requests a pardon for the Scott Sisters.

READ: New York Times’ Bob Herbert’s pleas for justice for the Scott Sisters here and here.