NO HUMAN INVOLVED


In 2009 after she was sentenced to more than two years of imprisonment for “solicitation” for prostitution, Marcia Powell was locked in a metal cage in the sun at an Arizona Prison in 107 degree heat. Four hours later she was found dead. Even though an internal investigation carried out by the Arizona Department of Corrections revealed that prison guards had denied her water and laughed at her when she pleaded for help, none of them were charged in relation to the incident. The story of Marcia’s life and the circumstances of her death in 2009 reveal the impact that inhumane prison conditions are having on a wide range communities of sex workers—including the homeless, young people, transgender people and immigrants—across the United States. The documentary—in the production phase in 2011--will chronicle how a movement was formed around this case, one that seeks both justice and rights for sex workers.