Let’s Party!

Christmas is a birthday party. Just the other night I found myself staring at my pathetic Christmas tree. It’s about three feet tall and unusually skinny. It does, however, have flocked branches and attached white lights for a holiday effect. My living room is small and (I know) over decorated, so I thought a modest…

Who is Holly Pasut, Freedom Speaker?

Holly Pasut, known as Freedom Speaker started as a blog. I began blogging about freedom and the loss of it. “Being in a controlled environment helped me to discover something nobody could control, my own thoughts.” This new thinking led me to finding freedom in the least desirable place and eventually contentment. My heart was…

The Meaning of Christmas in Federal Prison

Christmas is a special day, although different while in a Federal Prison. Many of us celebrate Christmas as a time of year to acknowledge the birth of Christ. We also are joined with our families and friends, decorated trees, sparkling lights and beautifully wrapped gifts to exchange on Christmas morning. Roasted turkey for dinner, cozy…

The Prison for the Innocent

One of America’s greatest pleasures, aside from watching the Carolina Panthers kick some  butt, is eating and drinking!  C’mon, you know it.  Sharing food, sipping wine or chugging beer.  Yum-yum and belch. We did the same thing while at Alderson Federal Prison Camp, but our version of the bar were beaten and scratched aluminum picnic…