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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Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Women Behind the Wall: Jamie Scott

I just found this posting, but you can still hear the show at blogtalk radio, below. Women Behind the Wall is hosted by Gloria Killian and Mary Ellen Digacomo, two women who were exonerated after years in prison, and now try to help other women who were wrongfully convicted or are being unjustly treated. They did an episode about Marcia's death, which is linked to in the margins or below. This one is for Jamie and her family, and comes via Mississippi Prison Watch.
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A special edition of WOMEN BEHIND THE WALL, devoted to the desperate medical situation of Jamie Scott and efforts to obtain a compassionate release for Jamie before she dies of medical neglect in a woman's prison. Tuesday 2/9/10 at 6:00 PM EST on blogtalkradio.com/4justicenow, call in number 646-378-1432
 

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