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

Monday, August 10, 2009

Another Desert Death


Border Patrol finds man's body in desert, 7th this week

Reported by: Associated Press
Last Update: 8/09 2:20 pm

GREEN VALLEY, AZ -- A body found in the desert southwest of Green Valley was the seventh body found in the Arizona desert in a week.

The Border Patrol says the latest body was found early Saturday.

Authorities say he was believed to be about 45 years old, and that identification on the body indicated he was from Mexico.

The Border Patrol says two bodies were found on each of three other days last week.

Some 161 bodies have been reported by the Border Patrol's Tucson Sector between the start of the fiscal year Oct. 1 and July 31, compared to 137 bodies found during the corresponding period last year.

The Tucson Sector includes most of the Arizona border with Mexico.

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