Support your local Prison Abolitionist!

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

Sunday, July 26, 2009


I'm going to spare you my long narrative justifying the actions I'm about to propose : Figure it out and if it's something you can do let us know the results - we'll start a blog dedicated to dealing with incidents of racial profiling and how the community can deal more effectively with it.

1. challenge racial-profiling: drive only with the minimum ID needed to identify you as the legal driver, that you are properly insured, etc. Leave any documentation you may have indicating citizenship at home. Ask police if they can independently verify your citizenship. If the police doubt your citizenship, it is up to them to prove they are wrong. Now keep track of two things for us:

What do white people get pulled over for to begin with?

How long do white people get detained pending verification of their citizenship?

Send your answers to my email.

2. Congregate at the Tuscon courthouse where Walt Staton will be sentenced for littering. That will be August 11. I'm sorry. That's all I know. I'll try to keep updated. Anyway, bring a jug of water, because the sentencing judge is going to ask him if he can refrain from continuing to commit this particular crime, and if 100 or 1000 people raise their jugs when he says no, he's going to keep doing this, then something's got to be done about this stupid choice of laws to enforce. Why is there no outcry over dead bodies littering the scenery in the Wildlife Refuge? It is because this has nothing to do with litter.

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