This site is to monitor conditions in Arizona's criminal justice system, as well as offer some critical analysis of the prison industrial complex from a prison abolitionist/anarchist's perspective. If you're unfamiliar with prison abolition, check out Critical Resistance. I'm a freelance writer and human rights activist, and have no legal training, FYI.
AZ PRISON WATCH ACTION ITEMS:
FREE MARCIA POWELL - SUPPORT THE MOVIE!!!!
Arizona Prison Watch VIOLENCE and SAFETY blog posts
Stacy Scheff, a friend of mine and colleague for several years now, specializes in prisoner rights litigation, and just opened her own office in Tucson. If you are battling with the DOC over health care/safety, or otherwise need to sue them over civil rights violations, ask her for a consult. She's reasonable, cares about prisoners, and knows her stuff.
Law Office of Stacy Scheff P.O. Box 40611 Tucson, AZ 85717-0611 (520) 471-8333
All I get for posting this, by the way (which Stacy didn't put me up to) is the knowledge that you're in good hands - that's enough for me.
Joseph Venegas, 29, died on April 25, 2012 of unknown causes. He was a
prisoner at ASPC-Yuma/Cheyenne. If anyone has any information about his
life or death, please contact me (email@example.com).
There was an apparent homicide at the ASPC-Winslow/Kaibab unit on April 20, 2012. If anyone has any further information about this man's life or death to fill out Shon's story, please contact me. I was unable to find any obituaries or remembrances on the
internet, but this was left in the comments following the brief article
about his death that was posted on ABC15's site:
really hope they do investigate. Regardless of what he did he didn't
deserve to die. Shon was a good guy and just made bad choices. I've
known Shon for years along with being engaged to him. He was sweet and
kind. He will be missed by those of us who loved him. R.I.P Shon"
Condolences to Christine and Shon's other loved ones.