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SUPPORT your local Prison Abolitionist!

To all my AZ friends/family: Thanks so much for your and likes and hope and encouraging words these past 4 1/2 years. You helped me survive some of the loneliest days and hardest nights I've endured yet by keeping our connections alive across 2000 miles.

My 55th birthday is June 13, 2019, and I plan to celebrate it in PHX (details to be announced). I'm leaving Michigan (god willing) by May 25 - and should land in an undisclosed location in the Deep Southwest soon after.

Here's my PAYPAL link for anyone who wants to shoot me $10 bucks or throw a big impromptu anarchist talent show and pass a hat or something to help me make it home. Once I land I'll be back to work on my art again, and will send a homemade gift to everyone I can...


And don't forget to pick up PJ Starr's 2016 documentary film about the life ad death of Marcia Joanne Powell:



so please share with all our friends!!

THANK YOU and MUCH to all, near and far.

Peggy Plews
May 18, 2019


I began this blog in May 2009 following the death of Marcia Powell at Perryville State Prison in Goodyear, Arizona. It is not intended to prescribe the path that leads to freedom from the prison industrial complex.

Rather, these are just my observations in arguably the most racist, fascist, militaristic state in the nation at a critical time in history for a number of intersecting liberation movements. From Indigenous resistance to genocidal practices, to the fight over laws like SB1070 and the ban on Ethnic Studies, Arizona is at the center of many battles for human rights, and thus the struggle for prison abolition as well - for none are free until all are. I retired the blog in APRIL 2013.

Visit me now at Arizona Prison Watch or Survivors of Prison Violence-AZ

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Now For The Other Cages...

Stephen Lemons from the Phoenix New Times was there today, too. His blog following the service is worth reading; the title for today is "Charles Ryan Attends Marcia Powell's Memorial Service, Says He Didn't Know Powell Had Guardian."

Also, I received a thoughtful email from Donna Hamm this evening. According to a representative from the Governor's office, the DOC will no longer be using the outdoor cages at all (also confirmed in Lemons' story); the retrofit idea has been scrapped. Now to get people out of the "regular" cages...

Finally, I came across this post from ("Inmate Killed in Punishment Cage...") when I was Googling earlier. It makes some pretty strong allegations of misconduct; I'm surprised it's still there. Time will tell if it's accurate, I suppose. That's assuming an investigation gets at the truth.

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