Steven Dybvad – Personal Journal – June 8, 2014

6/8/2014 NEW PERSONAL RECORD!!! Today I surpassed my previous record of 7.5 miles by almost another mile. I finished running 8.25 miles in 1 hour and 18 minutes, that’s thirty three laps around the track at an average of 9-10 minutes per mile. I can’t remember exactly what kilometers to miles are, but I do… Read More

Steven Dybvad – Personal Journal – June 6, 2014

6/6/2014 Guitar practice continues to move along well for me. I truly enjoy learning this instrument; it gives me a sense of peace and serenity that is extremely hard to find in prison. Although learning guitar has it’s curves, teaching my hands the muscle memory required to make crisp, clear sounding chords are a difficult… Read More

Steven Dybvad – Personal Journal – June 5, 2014

6/5/2014 I often hear about inmates hooking up with women that they’ve never even met before from inside prison. Many times it’s from other inmates that are writing a women or talking on the phone with, introducing their friends to more inmates, giving out their address or phone number, thus continuing the cycle of extremely… Read More

Steven Dybvad – Personal Journal – June 4, 2014

6/4/2014 Kurt and I have a very similar daily routine. What’s really nice is that we both go to bed at the same time, no longer having to worry about the door being open and unlocked while I’m sleeping. Often Kurt and I talk before going to sleep, saying goodnight. It sounds a little weird… Read More

Steven Dybvad – Personal Journal – June 3, 2014

6/3/2014 A man I know in here has been in prison the last thirty years for murder. In just a few short months he’s going up to the parole board in an attempt to be released. He hasn’t been in any major trouble in over ten years, but much of his early years in here… Read More

Steven Dybvad – Personal Journal – June 1, 2014

6/1/2014 Today is my son, Taylors’ ninth birthday. I was fortunate enough to call both him and my daughter, Caitlin from my parents’ house yesterday. My mother and father had a birthday pool party for Taylor at their house, enabling me to call and wish him a happy birthday. I really hate myself for missing… Read More

Steven Dybvad – Personal Journal – May 31, 2014

5/31/2014 Yesterday my good friend and new cell mate, Kurt was called down to the R.I.B. department for questioning. R.I.B. stands for Rule Infraction Board. Upon Kurt’s’ arrival to R.I.B. he was handcuffed and questioned by a staff member about some of his recent emails home. Apparently he made some comments about the prison staff… Read More

Steven Dybvad – Personal Journal – May 30, 2014

5/30/2014 Growing up, my father always used to talk about never getting a good night’s sleep. I never understood how fortunate I was to sleep so well through the night. Now I completely understand how my father feels. Over the years, even as an adult, before coming to prison, I thought sleeping still wasn’t a… Read More

Steven Dybvad – Personal Journal – May 29, 2014

5/29/2014 Having a celly that I like and trust continues to make day to day life in prison so much easier. I no longer worry about as many things each day, my routine is much easier to adhere to because it synchronizes with Kurt’s and we both help each other. Practicing the guitar is much… Read More

Steven Dybvad – Personal Journal – May 28, 2014

5/28/2014 Yes!! Finally, my good friend, Kurt moved into my cell with me. Life just got a little easier now that I have someone I trust and get along with sleeping in the bed above me. Having Kurt as a celly makes so many things in prison life easier to deal with. I no longer… Read More

Steven Dybvad – Personal Journal – May 27, 2014

5/27/2014 For many years I’ve been fighting with depression. Over the past couple years of my sobriety and refusal to take anymore antidepressants, anxiety, or sleeping medications, I’ve come to realize that the severity of my past depression stemmed from my substance abuse and my guilt for the people I hurt in the process. As… Read More

Steven Dybvad – Personal Journal – May 24, 2014

My daughter, Caitlin graduates from high school this week. I’m so proud of all the accomplishments my daughter has made with her life and for her future, but I can’t help feeling sick and disgusted about missing out on so much of her life, so many important events, so many more to come. I am… Read More


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