Recent News

 

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

From:

PAMELA SMART

Date:

2/12/2021 7:49:40 PM

To:

Sonia Fortin

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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

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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

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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