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.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Goddard Campaign Stop SAT NOV 14

Hey All - don't know who's out Maricopa way, but we don't have to go in and pay $65 to get attention drawn to prison / sentencing / CJ reform and prison privatization concerns. There's all sorts of ways to bring it to the Democrats' attention...

Note that David Lujan will also be there - he wants to be the next Attorney General - so we've got to catch him.

Pinal County Democrats hosting Fall Gala in Maricopa
Staff Reports
November 9, 2009

Attorney General Terry Goddard will be the featured speaker at the Democratic Fall Gala in Maricopa.

Pinal County Democrats and the Province Democratic Club will host their 2009 Fall Gala Dinner at Province on Saturday, Nov. 14. Featured guests will be Attorney General Terry Goddard and Maricopa City Councilman Edward Farrell.

Reservations are required, and tickets to this event are $65 each. Table sponsorships start at $500.

The event will be held at the Province Town Hall, 20942 N. Province Pkwy. Registration begins at 6 p.m. with dinner at 7 p.m. The public is invited to attend.

"This is a great opportunity to hear Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard," said Joe Robison, chairman of the Pinal County Democrats. "Terry Goddard is a favorite to be the next governor of Arizona and has an excellent and extensive record of public service in Arizona. He will be an asset as our next governor.”

City of Maricopa Council member and candidate Edward Farrell is slated to speak about the past and future of the city of Maricopa.

Among other candidates or potential candidates scheduled to attend are: State Senator Rebecca Rios, State Representative Barbara McGuire, County Clerk Kristi Youtsey Ruiz and potential Arizona Attorney General candidate David Lujan. Potential U.S. Senate candidate Rodney Glassman will sing the National Anthem.

To RSVP, contact the Pinal Democrats at 520-868-0072 or send an email to

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