Arizona malignant fibrous histiocytoma radiology prison watch educate, don’t incarcerate new cbpp report.

This site was originally started in july 2009 as an malignant fibrous histiocytoma radiology independent endeavor to monitor conditions in arizona’s criminal justice system, as well as offer some critical analysis of the prison malignant fibrous histiocytoma radiology industrial complex from a prison abolitionist/anarchist’s perspective. It was begun in the aftermath of the death of malignant fibrous histiocytoma radiology marcia powell, a 48 year old AZ state prisoner who was left malignant fibrous histiocytoma radiology in an outdoor cage in the desert sun for over malignant fibrous histiocytoma radiology four hours while on a 10-minute suicide watch. That was at ASPC-perryville, in goodyear, AZ, in may 2009.

Marcia, a seriously mentally ill woman with a meth habit sentenced malignant fibrous histiocytoma radiology to the minimum mandatory 27 months in prison for prostitution malignant fibrous histiocytoma radiology was already deemed by society as disposable. She was therefore easily ignored by numerous prison officers as malignant fibrous histiocytoma radiology she pleaded for water and relief from the sun for malignant fibrous histiocytoma radiology four hours. She was ultimately found collapsed in her own feces, with second degree burns on her body, her organs failing, and her body exceeding the 108 degrees the thermometer would malignant fibrous histiocytoma radiology record. 16 officers and staff were disciplined for her death, but no one was ever prosecuted for her homicide. Her story is here.

Marcia’s death and this blog compelled me to work for malignant fibrous histiocytoma radiology the next 5 1/2 years to document and challenge the prison industrial complex malignant fibrous histiocytoma radiology in AZ, most specifically as manifested in the arizona department of corrections. I corresponded with over 1,000 prisoners in that time, as well as many of their loved ones, offering all what resources I could find for fighting the malignant fibrous histiocytoma radiology AZ DOC themselves – most regarding their health or matters of personal safety.

I also began to work with the survivors of prison malignant fibrous histiocytoma radiology violence, as I often heard from the loved ones of the malignant fibrous histiocytoma radiology dead, and learned their stories. During that time I memorialized the ghosts of jan brewer malignant fibrous histiocytoma radiology – state prisoners under her regime who were lost to neglect, suicide or violence – across the city’s sidewalks in large chalk murals. Some of that art is here.

I’ve linked to some posts about advocating for state prisoner malignant fibrous histiocytoma radiology health and safety to the right, as well as other resources for families and friends. If you are in need of additional assistance fighting the malignant fibrous histiocytoma radiology prison industrial complex in arizona – or if you care to offer some aid to the malignant fibrous histiocytoma radiology cause – please contact the phoenix anarchist black cross at PO box malignant fibrous histiocytoma radiology 7241 / tempe, AZ 85281. Collective@phoenixabc.Org

As many folks may know, the AZ DOC recently sought an increase in their funding malignant fibrous histiocytoma radiology (apparently a billion dollars isn’t enough to feed that beast), partly to assure they have the necessary resources allocated to malignant fibrous histiocytoma radiology comply with the parsons v ryan settlement agreement, which compels the health care provider to hire more staff malignant fibrous histiocytoma radiology (people just aren’t lining up for the jobs…). But the DOC also reports a rising prison population last malignant fibrous histiocytoma radiology year, for the first year in several. And they’re opening that new 500-man supermax unit at lewis early next year – they can’t get the staff they need at lewis as it malignant fibrous histiocytoma radiology is, though, so I don’t know how they plan to staff it even if malignant fibrous histiocytoma radiology they have the money to.

Chuck ryan is nearing retirement, I hope, as jan brewer bows out of office in january – there’s another republican coming in, but I’d think that guy would really want to start off malignant fibrous histiocytoma radiology clean at the AZ DOC and not keep putting more malignant fibrous histiocytoma radiology of the good old boys in power there – they’ve done enough damage as it is. Maybe we should consider evidence-based, effective alternatives to throwing more money at the DOC to malignant fibrous histiocytoma radiology solve our growing prison population problem – especially to reduce recidivism.

That’s not to say that I think the public education malignant fibrous histiocytoma radiology system is any less coercive and hostile to already-oppressed communities, though, than the prison system is – it seeks to cultivate good citizens and workers to serve malignant fibrous histiocytoma radiology the state and corporate elite, basically. S imply throwing more money there isn’t going to disrupt the school-to-prison pipeline so many kids are quickly tracked into.

There are some great programs though, and schools can be a good site of intervention to malignant fibrous histiocytoma radiology reduce incarceration rates for communities. Likewise, if you think some portion of your public is getting malignant fibrous histiocytoma radiology too upwardly-mobile, school systems are sites for undermining progressive programs, an example being when the dolt tom horne was state malignant fibrous histiocytoma radiology superintendent. Unfortunately, I don’t see arizona restoring the tucson ethnic studies program anytime malignant fibrous histiocytoma radiology soon, despite the success it had with improving graduation and resiliency malignant fibrous histiocytoma radiology rates for students of color. Honestly, the election results this week were pretty grim. I guess people are going to have to hurt even malignant fibrous histiocytoma radiology more before they become ready to cast off their chains.

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