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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

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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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Monday, December 14, 2009

AZ House Cmte on Sentencing: 12/15 TUES 9am

Upcoming Events
December 13-19: AZ Week of Humanity and Action.
December 14: 5th Special Legislative Session Convenes. Be There.
December 15: AZ House Sentencing Committee Public Hearing. 9am.
December 17: International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers Memorial in Tucson.
December 18: Sex Workers Outreach Project Protest at the AZ DOC, Noon, in Phoenix.

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This passed on to us tonight by from our friends with the Arizona Coalition for the Wrongly Convicted:
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Sentencing-Agenda Committee Tues. Dec. 15, 9:00 


Meeting  Arizona Legislature House of Representatives. 

Interim agendas can be obtained via the Internet at

ARIZONA HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
INTERIM MEETING NOTICE

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

 HOUSE STUDY COMMITTEE ON SENTENCING
 
Date:                        Tuesday, December 15, 2009
 
Time:                        9:00 A.M.
 
Place:                        HHR 5

AGENDA


1.
Call to Order
2.
Opening Remarks
3.
Presentations on Sentencing
·      Rudolph J. Gerber, Retired Judge Arizona Court of Appeals
·      Carissa Byrne Hessick, Associate Professor, Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law
·      Paul W. Ahler, Executive Director, Arizona Prosecuting Attorneys' Advisory Council
·      Kathy Waters, Director, Arizona Supreme Court Adult Probation Services Division
·      Steve J. Twist, President, Arizona Voice for Crime Victims; Adjunct Professor, Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law
·      Christina Phillis, Maricopa County, Attorney Manager, Juvenile Public Defender
·      Billy Little, Col., USAF Reserves, Pentagon Air Force Surgeon General's Office; Maricopa County Public Defender
·      Penny Pestle and Matt Lowen, Steering Committee Members, Arizonans for Public Safety and Fiscal Responsibility
·      Statement by Robert Hirsh, Pima County Public Defender, read by Paul Lovelis, Project  Coordinator, Pima County Public Defenders Office
4.
Discussion on Sentencing Reform and Evidence-Based Sentencing
5.
Public Testimony
6.
Adjourn


Members:
Representative Cecil Ash, Chair
 
Representative Doris Goodale
 
Representative Laurin Hendrix
 
Representative Bill Konopnicki
 
Representative Kyrsten Sinema
 
Representative Anna Tovar
 
 
12/11/09
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People with disabilities may request reasonable accommodations such as interpreters, alternative formats, or assistance with physical accessibility.  If you require accommodations, please contact the Chief Clerk's Office at (602) 926-3032, TDD (602) 926-3241.

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