THIS BLOG is NOW RETIRED

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

David Rovics: We Are Everywhere

To my fellow activists now struggling through life - let this be a reminder that you are not alone and that we desperately need you here. All the injustice, grief, war, and human suffering calls for us to stay and do everything we can about it - you can't help us anymore when you're gone. Don't give up the fight - your last shred of hope may just keep someone else alive, too.
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Friday, July 31, 2009

Stop Prison Privatization: Arizona

Last push for a budget deal - if you call anyone about anything up there this week - or make signs to get attention, please ask that they not privatize prisons - I think the governor's veto is the only thing that stands in that way of that happening now.

Here's the rest of the information I got on this from AFSC this week:

Contact the following policy makers TODAY and tell them to SAY NO TO PRISONS FOR PROFIT!

Governor Jan Brewer

602.542.4331 or 800.253.0883 ph, 602.542.1381 fax. Make a comment online at: http://azgovernor.gov/Contact.asp

Arizona Speaker of the House Kirk Adams

602.926.5495 ph, 602.417.3019 fax, kadams@azleg.gov

Arizona Senate President Robert Burns

602.926.5993 ph, 602.417.3225 fax, rburns@azleg.gov

ADC Interim Director Charles Ryan

602.542.5497 ph, cryan@azcorrections.gov

If you can blind copy us, we will have a better idea how effective this initiative is. If you receive responses, even boiler-plate ones, please forward those to us, if possible.

Thanks for all your continuing assistance. PLEASE ACT NOW!!

Caroline Isaacs

Program Director,

American Friends Service Committee

Arizona Area Program

103 N. Park Ave., Suite 111

Tucson, AZ 85719

520.623.9141 p/520.623.5901 f

www.afsc.org/az


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