I received a letter from her in July. She talked about having recently gotten tablets in her pod. It made me think of all the letters and comments I get from people who do not think prisoners have WiFi access, or cable television. Not all prisons offer this to their inmates, but many do. Some you can even have video visitations with. She says,
"We got tablets last year. Very limited WiFi -mostly on email. There are some free resources: semi-decent dictionary, and a good thesaurus. 15+ free ebooks. Most are titles that remind me of school summer reading lists. Some are good. There are free videos; most 4- 8 minutes long on art, math, science, and history. Very interesting!"Some LWOP inmates have garden spots and private porches to sit on. You'd be amazed. Others have next to nothing. Although these benefits exist, it does not mean prison is a nice place. The heat/air/ventilation rarely works. The food is not food in most cases but some prisons, those with farms, have real food.
Pam also talks about her petition to turn her dorm into a program dorm, which means the women in that dorm would all be working a program. She is in her 3rd draft.