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 23, 2009

Special Legislative Session Continued...

Well, got a little closer to the action with my chalk today, and really pissed off the guy who does security or something for the legislature.
He insisted that I stop chalking (I was up near the road, but on the Capitol side of the street this time), but got flustered when I challenged him on whether or not it was against the law for me to do so. He made a special point of finding out what I could be charged with - "criminal damage." Sounds serious.
I finished my artwork by then and took my photos, so I figured I'd better go before he discovered all the other spots I've chalked this morning, since he was doing me a "favor" by not calling the police. I still think there's something fishy about this being "criminal damage". It washes right off...

Governor Brewer: Prisoners have families, too.

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