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

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Louisiana Justice Institute: NOLA

This looks worth following. They've done some great stuff in NOLA.

If you haven't seen our blog, Justice Roars, at, we hope you'll take some time to check it out. We have worked hard to bring out an array of local voices and issues.

Just in the past week, we've posted news and updates on:

1) The Preliminary Findings from the New Orleans visit by the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Housing:

2) Thoughts on Veterans Day and Militarism in New Orleans:

3) New Orleans' Housing Crisis:

4) Guest Contributor Lance Hill comments on the Ed Blakely controversy:

There's lots more, including our exclusive reporting on misconduct at the New Orleans Office of Inspector General.

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