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 16, 2010

Scott Watch: MS Attorney General assigns special investigator!

!*E-mail the Director of Investigations assigned to the Scott Sister

Posted by: "nattyreb" nattyreb@gmail.com

Sat Aug 14, 2010 12:40 pm (PDT)


From: Nancy Lockhart

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Thank you all who have called to demand justice for the Scott Sisters.

Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood has assigned an individual to investigate the case of the Scott Sisters. His name is Charlie Rubisoff. If you have any information that will help in freeing the Scott Sisters, please send it to : chrub@ago.state.ms.us Thank you.

Sincerely, Kambiz Mostofi

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

August 1st, 2010

Contact: Kambiz Mostofi, 818-451-6472

Life Imprisonment for $11 Robbery (Jackson, MS) – On Christmas Eve in 1993, sisters Jamie and Gladys Scott left a mini-mart near their home in Scott County, Mississippi. Their car broke down. They hitched a ride from two young men, one of whom they knew. Later that evening the two men were robbed at gunpoint by three teenagers in another car. The robbers took an estimated $11 from the two young men. No one was hurt. Police accused the Scott sisters of setting the victims up.

Their father, James “Hawk” Rasco had experienced problems with law enforcement after he moved his family from Chicago back to Scott County, Mississippi. Rasco took over a nightclub previously owned by a nephew who had turned state’s evidence in a case against the “High White Sheriff” of Scott County, Glenn Warren. In the case of the Scott Sisters, the gun allegedly used in the robbery was never located, and the “stolen” wallet was recovered according to an affidavit by a trustee of the jail.

Jamie Scott is currently suffering from kidney failure and is gravely ill due to the care she is receiving at Central Mississippi Correctional Facility (CMCF) in Pearl, Mississippi. Jamie’s condition has grown more critical prompting many groups in Mississippi to start writing letters and making phone calls to elected officials.

Civil Rights Advocate Dr. Adam Reza said “The people of Mississippi demand an investigation into the case of the Scott Sisters and we call on Attorney General Jim Hood to personally look in to the health of Jaime Scott. This is the United States of America and the Scott Sisters are entitled to their civil rights. We shall pursue legal action against the state of Mississippi if matters are not rectified.”

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