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

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Stapley and the Rogue Sheriff: New Times.

More good stuff on Arpaio (this on his Posse) from the Phoenix New Times. Go there to see it. Just make that a habit.

And on Don Stapley's arrest - here's the AZ Republic's page, but the New Times has better coverage, and is far more entertaining reading. Here's the lead-in to what the New Times has to say:

The Case Against Don Stapley -- Here's What the Sheriff Claims to Have

We've now got the paperwork that the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office filed in order to arrest Don Stapley -- again. And one thing is now incredibly clear: At this point, this is a publicity stunt, not a legitimate criminal case.

No charges have been filed against Stapley. There's no indictment, no direct complaint, not even a grand jury. Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio simply went rogue. (Kind of reminds us of the way his goons arrested New Times' owners...) ...

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