The 'Friends of Marcia Powell' are autonomous groups and individuals engaging in prisoner outreach, informal advocacy, and organized protest and direct actions in a sustained campaign to: promote prisoner rights and welfare in America; engage the Arizona public in a creative and thoughtful critique of our system of "justice;” deconstruct the prison industrial complex; and dismantle this racist, classist patriarchy...

Retiring "Free Marcia Powell"

As of December 2, 2010 (with occasional exceptions) I'm retiring this blog to direct more of my time and energy into prisoner rights and my other blogs; I just can't do anyone justice when spread so thin. I'll keep the site open so folks can search the archives and use the links, but won't be updating it with new posts. If you're looking for the latest, try Arizona Prison Watch. Most of the pieces posted here were cross-posted to one or both of those sites already.

Thanks for visiting. Peace out - Peg.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Arizona Reinstates Use of Outdoor Cages

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

The new and improved policies for keeping people in cages ("temporary holding enclosures") are described under Department Order 704.09 on the ADC website. Director Ryan identified the location of this policy for us to examine himself, which I do appreciate, even though at this hour I drip with sarcasm.

Also interesting are the policies under Department Order 804 on Inmate Behavior Control, lest there be any doubt about the necessity of routine violence to operate a prison. We will never have peace so long as we depend on prisons to maintain it: violence begets violence.

Posted by Prison Abolitionist at 12:10 AM