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.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

AZ Legs: Robin Hood Was Right.

Thursday's (02/04) House Study Committee on Sentencing is cancelled (UFN). 

The legislature is still in special session and expects to pass more bad ideas, like the sales tax special ballot initiative. 

Why do we let these people convince us that there are no other options than the ones they make visible? When will we finally get up the nerve to tax the rich around here? The legislature's next brilliant step is going to be to give them even more tax cuts, all the while tightening our belts.. 

Haven't we been screwed enough this way before?

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