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

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Recall of Arpaio, Thomas begins anew!

Just found this posted on the daily KOS about a new drive to recall Sheriff Joe Arpaio and County Attorney Andrew Thomas. Guess someone tries to do this every year or so - maybe this time enough Arizonans are enlightened to dump them both. They're still working on getting the website running, but here's the contact info for the chair of the campaign: website: phone: 623-206-2039 email:

In a related story, the Latino population in Arpaio's jails has now surpassed the white population. With all that racial profiling, is it any wonder? The majority of Latinos in the county's jails, by the way, are not illegal immigrants.

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