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

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Dump the Dopes: March 30 Protest at AZ Capitol!

Actually, there are folks protesting out there every day now...these groups aren't going so far as to call for recalls as part of our statewide solution, though - I am. Show up to scream "Dump the Dopes" at the legislature - and carry a sign or chalk the walk about prisoners' health care for me...or at least, for Brenda Todd, Tony Lester, or any of the rest of the people who have needlessly died from neglect in state custody this past year...

-------------via the AZ Alliance for the Mentally Ill------------

Day of Action Rally at State Capitol

Wednesday, March 30,

2011 – 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Save the Date!

Agenda to include:

Senator David Schapira
Representative Chad Campbell
as well as consumers and community leaders.

Arizona’s Disability Advocacy Network
Protecting Arizona's Family Coalition (PAFCO)

Concerned about what our legislature is doing? If not, you better be!

Senate passed legislation to make further devastating cuts:

*** Eliminate more than 250,000 individuals from AHCCCS (Medicaid) - That would surpass the population of Scottsdale!

*** Department of Economic Security (DES)

*** Education

Governor Brewer is also:

*** Recommending CUTS to services that are vital to your quality-of-life such as employment, transportation, as well as freezing AHCCCS (Medicaid) services. A freeze means if you go OFF and need it later YOU Are Out of Luck!

This is how your legislators plan to solve budget problems!!! Doing so at your and/or someone you love expense!

The time has come for you to respond regarding your disapproval of their poor decisions!!!

When: Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Time: 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Location: State Capitol (Rose Garden – North Side of House of Representatives)

1700 W. Washington

Phoenix, AZ 85007

Free Parking: Westside of State Capitol, as well as Wesley Bolin Plaza (Eastside of Capitol) .

RSVP: Contact David Carey at 602-443-0723 or by e-mail ( to let him know if you and/or others plan to attend. To register via Facebook go to

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