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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Monday, August 9, 2010

ASPC-Kingman escape: Aryan Brotherhood surprise.

The headline says a lot. Here's another link to a long article for those who need more - I don't. This country - especially this state - has a lot of white supremacists on our hands who don't hesitate to hurt anyone of any race or creed who gets in their path, some of whom are lawmakers, not lawbreakers. I hope these killers get caught before they take out anyone else, but we have a lot more work to do than taking them down if we're going to build a just society.

I just keep wondering why their racist gang affiliation didn't tip anyone at the AZ Department of Corrections off that Province and McCluskey were high risk. How reliable is the person or system that ranks a white supremacist prison gang member as a medium security risk and gives them a prized job handling dogs? Truly decent people inside die waiting for assignments like that - someone working for MTC or the ADC had their backs in more ways than one. Both institutions better give up the "model prisoner" line of defense, because the truth about them just keeps getting worse.

Anyway, since I'm going to try to keep my focus on the bigger picture and am just one person, don't look here for the latest on the escapees - especially if you think you're in their path.

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