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.

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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Suicide at Lewis Prison: Jesse Cabonias.

Jesse Joe Cabonias is just the latest Arizona state prisoner to kill himself; prisoner homicides and suicides have skyrocketed under the present administration. Why can't the most fortified police agency in the state - and the best funded - keep their prisoners safe? I hope this fellow has family with standing to sue so that they can compel an answer to that question in court...too many ADC prisoners are dying this way. Our condolences to Jesse's loved ones, wherever you may be.

Knowing these kinds of events also bring up feelings for violent crime victims and survivors, our thoughts go out to the loved ones of this man's elderly victim as well.

1 comment:

  1. Jessie was my uncle. What they didnt allow in the trial is the act that the elderly victim was a child molester that openly flaunted what he haad done. And my Uncle DID NOT COMMITT SUICIDE, he had gotten closer to god before he left us. My father was his Brother he said they were like peanut Butter and jelly, if he killed himself he would of left a note. or wrote a last letter. they found an inmates number in his pocket idk if it has anything to do with his death. they also foound blood on his shoe, he was working and went into the bakk room. never to walk out again...