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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Thursday, November 5, 2009

Wrongful Convictions Conference, Courtney Bisbee



Time:
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.: Meet and greet reception
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.: Program on Wrongful Conviction
Speakers:
Dennis Fritz: Dennis Fritz was exonerated in 1999 after spending 11 years in prison as an innocent man. He has published his own book titled Journey Toward Justice, which tells the story of his wrongful conviction and his fight for freedom. Dennis Fritz was also featured in John Grisham's book, The Innocent Man.

Darryl Burton: Darryl Burton was exonerated in 2008 after spending 24 years in prison as an innocent man.

Gary Stuart: Senior Policy Advisor to the Dean of the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law. Gary Stuart will speak about false confessions.
Place:
NHI2 Auditorium
Arizona State University
500 North 3rd Street
Phoenix, AZ 85004
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Continuing Legal Education Credit: This special event may qualify for 2.0 hours of CLE Credit.
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On the issue of wrongful convictions in Maricopa County, help free Courtney Bisbee. Check out www.justice4courtney.com. Her Mom's behind the site, the Phoenix New Times has a couple of articles out, Courtney's innocent, and Andrew Thomas knows it.

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