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Pame Update! 4/18/21

Pame is doing well! Still on the Honor Floor! Here is the latest: 

This week was very scary. We had a spike in Covid cases, due to women who have come in from the county

jails and tested positive. At last count, we had 22 new cases. All of the women who tested positive have been

moved to the infirmary, however, we don't know how many other people were affected by contact with

these women. We were supposed to be offered the J&J vaccine this week, but as I am sure you are aware,

that is no longer possible right now. We do not know if we will be offered a different vaccine, or when.

I had to move my office at work, so that was a project. We have 7 offices inside our office area, and I had to switch rooms, due to them wanting my boss in a different office. So, we spent a lot of time doing that. I now have an office that faces the yard, and has two big windows, so I can get some fresh air!

 

Also, I was able to attend a small church service on Saturday, so I was happy about that. We found out that Union Theological Seminary will be offering a Masters in Theology program here in the future. Even though I thought I was done with school, this is too wonderful of an opportunity to pass up, so I signed up to find out more about it. I am always eager to learn, and definitely want to increase my knowledge of all things Biblical, so I am grateful for the opportunity.

 

I was able to get outside a few days this week and play racquetball, or just go for a walk. I don't like the cold, so I am happy that the weather is warming up!

RRecent News from NH!

Update on House Bill HB138. The Bill was in the "it should be passed" during the 2021 Session.  Sadly, it  didn't get through the second stage. However, the bill can be reintroduced next year, so there is still a good chance. We are not done yet! We are just beginning! . Thank you to Max Abramson for his efforts with this bill. He is to be commended! #FREEPAMSMART

Breaking News!!!!!omme

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We are not giving up!!! We will still fight for Pamela's freedom!!!

Check out the recent article from WMUR!!!!! 

https://www.wmur.com/article/30-years-after-sentencing-pamela-smarts-team-still-hopes-for-freedom/359053

 

New Hampshire has been busy this week! If you have any friends or family in New Hampshire, please ask them to step up and see how they can support Max Abramsons bill!!! 

 

FANTASTIC NEWS!!!! NH HB 138 passed with 12 yes, 8 no before the House Judiciary Committee. Now it goes before the full NH House of Representatives and if passed, then to the NH Senate, then to the Governor. It is crucial now that NH residents reach out to their respective House reps to pass this bill. Below is a link to towns, and representatives within those towns, for residents to contact. Now is the time to rally support for this bill. Whether you live in NH or have friends or family who would support this bill. Now is the time to take action!! #FREEPAMSMART

 

http://gencourt.state.nh.us/house/members/default.aspx

Important announcement!

 

Tomorrow March 3, 2021 at 9.45am will be the public hearing for the proposed bill HB138 which would allow those serving LWOP sentences in New Hampshire, to have a parole hearing. You can sign up to speak until tonight at

http://gencourt.state.nh.us/

A different--though similar bill could be reintroduced next year if HB138 fails. However, the same bill couldn't be reintroduced until the 2023-24 session.

We need as many as people to sign up to take part and be a voice for those serving inhumane and barbaric sentences.

Thank you all

#FREEPAMSMART

 

Coming up in New Hampshire is a House Bill (138-FN),that will allow prisoners who are serving a life sentence to be eligible for parole after 25 years!! Pame has LWOP and currently cannot go in front of a parole board.

I would like if you could please email the members of The Criminal Justice and Safety Committee a 2 or 3 sentence statement as to why this Bill is generally important for prisoners who have rehabilitated themselves, etc. Please keep Pame’s name out, for there is a lot of prejudice against her still in NH.  If you are from New Hampshire, consider writing a letter or postcard with postmark of NH. Emails and addresses can be found below by clicking on the link! #FREEPAMSMART

 

 

Pamela is a busy woman! Here are some recent events. We will keep you updated on how she is doing and things happening with her. 

Wednesday March 3, 2021

Here is some good news that Pame has to share in her own words from email! Congrats Pame!

 

"I just found out that Arts of Westchester selected two of my poems to read at an event tomorrow Thurs. 3/4 from 7-8:30. The event is called Sheltering in Stanzas. People from all walks of life submitted poems, so I am honored that mine were selected for the event. The link is https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_110XY37oRXKdnkVne6811Q"

Here is more information on the Zoom event: 

From Charles Moore..Director of operations. Rehabilitation Though The Arts...

Charles Moore here from RTA, we work with Pam Smart.

Her Poem was selected to be read in a poetry reading. The poem will be read by one of our alumni.

The event is on Thursday, March 4th between 7-8:30, not sure when her poem will be read. Below is the link to the event. Spread the word.

https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_llOXY370RXKdhkVhe68llQ

If you have a chance, check this out. She writes a lot of great poetry! 

PAMELA SMART

Date:

2/12/2021 7:49:40 PM

To:

Sonia Fortin

Attachments:

Can you believe I moved already?? Yup, I am in 114C-23. It was so beautiful when I went up there, all the girls were AT THE DOOR, so excited for me and happy I was coming. I walked in, fell on my knees and thanked God, and started crying my eyes out. Now I am content but tired. Thanks for sharing my joy. Unbelievable!! Please God let this be the beginning of my greater blessing coming

 

From:

PAMELA SMART

Date:

2/13/2021 8:30:28 PM

To:

Sonia Fortin

Attachments:

After a long and hard fight, I have finally been allowed to move to the Honor Unit. When two men escaped from an upstate NY correctional facility a few years back, the NY Dept. of Corrections made a new rule that inmates serving life without parole (like the two men were) were no longer allowed to move to the honor units, unless they got permission from the facility Superintendent (Warden) and then the Commissioner's Office at the Dept. of Corrections' Central Office in Albany, NY. Everyone serving LWOP who had applied (both male and female inmates) were being categorically denied.
So, for many years, I have been fighting this battle. On Friday, I finally made it through and was moved to 114C-23 on the honor unit. I was so shocked to have finally made it. When I found out, I RAN all the way back to my housing unit and called my Mom. She was thrilled! It felt so great to be able to share some GOOD news with her. I honestly can't even remember the last time I had any good news.
This housing unit is immaculate! I no longer have to suffer through all the lockdowns I've been going through since last April. On this unit, all the cell doors open for everyone at 6 am, and we are allowed to be out on the unit all day and night until 10 pm. That means I can freely use the phone, kiosk, kitchen, showers, etc. whenever I want to. I can also buy a TV for my cell (no cable). I can finally watch the news, or whatever I want to. It feels so good to be in a clean environment, without noise, where the other women are respectful and polite. I am so happy about this move.
Also, my moving here has now opened the door for other inmates serving LWOP sentences, so I am thrilled that they now have an opportunity as well. God is so good. I am truly grateful for this peaceful atmosphere.
I hope and pray that this is the beginning of a season of favor for me, and that my next move will be home with my family and loved ones. I am glad to share this wonderful news with everyone!

 

From:

PAMELA SMART

Date:

2/14/2021 12:17:02 PM

To:

Sonia Fortin

Attachments:

Here are some songs I praise dance to:

Yolanda Adams. Still I Rise. (This is like my theme song - lol)
Open My Heart
I Gotta Believe

Donnie McClurkin. Stand
Great is Your Mercy

Cece Winans. Alabaster Box

Hezekiah Walker. God Favors Me


Marvin Sapp. Here I Am
He Has His Hands on You