Because if anyone needed to be rescued, it was Marcia Powell. Powell, 48, died May 20, 2009, after being kept in a human cage in Goodyear’s Perryville Prison in Arizona.
Witnesses say she was repeatedly denied water by corrections officers, though the c.o.’s deny this. The weather the day she collapsed from the heat (May 19 — she died in the early morning hours of May 20) arched just above a 107 degree high.
According to a 3,000 page report released by the ADC, she pleaded to be taken back inside, but was ignored. Similarly, she was not allowed to use the restroom. When she was found unconscious, her body was covered with excrement from soiling herself.
Powell, who was serving a 27-month sentence for prostitution, actually expired after being transported to West Valley Hospital, where acting ADC Director Charles Ryan made the decision to have her life support suspended.
I read the article, but didn’t notice any catchy quotes by any spokespeople from organizations concerned about the welfare of victims of sex trafficking. I guess they were too busy with their campaign to crucify Craig’s List to be bothered by someone who was merely cooked to death in a cage in the hot Arizona sun for the “crime” of selling sex.
And where is the uproar over the fact that those responsible for it are not going to be charged? What Attorney General is complaining about that? Why isn’t CNN ambushing the Maricopa County Attorney, demanding that justice be served?