Getting to Know Marijuana Lifer Paul Free

Paul Free, serving Life for Marijuana, with Easter eggs he made in prison.

Paul Free, serving Life for Marijuana

You can learn more about Paul Free’s case here.  But we also thought it would be nice to let the public get to know the real men behind these horrific Draconian sentences for nonviolent marijuana crimes.  So we asked a series of fun questions” designed to do just that!

What meal or food do you crave most that you will want to eat when you get out?
A roasted turkey with avocado sandwich on sourdough bread!

Who are your favorite authors? 
Wilbur Smith, Pat Conroy, Clive Cussler.

Prefer winter or summer?

Nocturnal or morning person?
Since incarceration I am a morning person, but I used to be a night owl.

Coffee or tea?

What is your favorite sport?

Favorite team/athlete?
The Oakland Raiders

Favorite movie(s)?
King of Hearts, the original Exorcist, anything with Jack Nicholson.

Favorite TV show(s)?

Paul Free is serving Life Without Parole for Marijuana

Paul Free is serving Life Without Parole for Marijuana

Favorite song(s) and/or musical artist(s)?
Anything by Bob Dylan.

What is your favorite color? 

If you could walk out tomorrow and go anywhere – where would it be and why?
To the east coast of Baja Mexico, one of my favorite places int he world.

If you could travel to any country – where would it be and why? 
See above question.

What do you most want people to understand about being incarcerated that you don’t think they understand?
That everything about it sucks!  Also that a majority of people in here are seriously mentally ill, as in they hold conversations with their chair and other inanimate objects or invisible people.  They belong in mental hospitals, not prisons.  You never know what is going to set one of them off or when it will happen so you always have to be on guard.


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