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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Sunday, November 8, 2009

Death In the Desert


Suspected Illegal Immigrant Dies in Desert

Woman's son taken into custody by Border Patrol

Updated: Saturday, 07 Nov 2009, 5:09 PM MST
Published : Saturday, 07 Nov 2009, 4:28 PM MST

GILA BEND - The body of a 36-year-old woman suspected of being an illegal immigrant has been found in the desert.

The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office says that the woman died at the Barry Goldwater Shooting Range near Gila Bend.

A call came into 911 Saturday morning around 3 a.m. to report that the woman has having medical problems. She was traveling with her 19-year-old son.

By the time they were located, the woman had died. It's not clear how she died -- she may have suffered from an underlying condition.

Border Patrol agents took the teenage son into custody.

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