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.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Black Women's Defense League Unit Rallies for Scotts.

Here's the latest on the Scott Sisters: these women rock! This is what we've been needing so much...


Subject: MWM/BWDL Action/Radio for Scott Sisters ~ via Sis. Marpessa


Official Report from the Million Woman Movement/Black Women's Defense League Unit
For more information contact:

February 12, 2010

The Black Women's Defense League one of the official ACTION cadre's of the International Million Woman Movement will be presenting the case of the Scott Sisters  to the participants of the 2010 Black Nation Day gathering that will take place in Jackson Mississippi at the end of March (which will also be end of Women's History Month).

Along with a "Teach In" on the case of the Scott Sisters and other cases of injustices infringed upon Black women (women of African descent) in the US, a People's Rally in front of the Capitol State Building is being planned to be held on Fri. March 26, 2010 to demand the release of Jamie and Gladys Scott and a federal investigation into racist, prejudicial, and/or judiciary misconduct.

This, a pre-requisite assembly that will lead up to a more extensive campaign and mass Rally that will take place later in the Fall will serve as the first phase in the  People's Demand and Complaint  that is being logged and against the Government of Mississippi  (Jackson & Pearl Judiciaries and Law Enforcement).  Additionally, the Rally and Teach-In will  provide an abundance of  information, facilitate the workings for much needed awareness,create and spark motivation for "action", while demonstrating and building Unity amongst the masses (the community at large).

The March 26, 2010  "FREE THE SCOTT SISTERS" Protest Demonstration and Rally will also help to further the building of the "FREE THE SCOTT SISTERS" DIRECT ACTION TASK FORCE that is being coordinated by the BWDL  To get involved with the FTSS-Task Force or for more information call 267-636-3802  or  or

Tune in to the Feb. 13, 2010 segment of "NU Day Resurrection and Liberation" 10:30 PM - 12midnight EST to hear important updates on the Scott Sisters and action steps when we talk LIVE with Sis. Attorney Jaribu Hill  who is the grassroots organizer, human rights fighter, and  legal adviser to Mrs Evelyn Rasco, mother of the Scott Sisters.  Hear about the new campaign that is geared to the ministers etc.  Tune in on line (internet) at:;; or podcast at:  646-652-2232

Sis. Attorney Jaribu Hill

Executive Director,

Mississippi Workers’ Center For Human Rights
Greenville, Mississippi
Sis. Jaribu Hill


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