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, December 6, 2009

Gov Brewer: Early Prisoner Release.

Upcoming Events

December 10: International Human Rights Day.
December 17: International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers (Tucson Memorial).
December 18: Sex Workers Outreach Project Protest at the AZ DOC in Phoenix.

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An excellent letter to the governor, posted on December 4, 2009 at Prison Talk.com. Once this was up there, everyone else started writing letters and making photocopies to hand out everywhere! These folks are rocking!


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Donation to the State Budget



Dear Governor Brewer,

I am writing you today with regards to the current state of the Arizona budget and the unconfirmed request, by your office, for Arizona residents to donate financial aid to our state in hopes to relieve some of our state’s deficit.

I am flabbergasted that Arizona has resorted to requesting “hand outs” to over-come the short falls of our elected officials. I will tell you what I will do to help overcome my share of this state’s problem, if you care to listen....

(hit this thread at Prison Talk.com to finish the letter - it's worth it -)

Sincerely,

Another loved one of a prisoner

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