Steven Dybvad – Personal Journal Entry – August 16, 2012

Thursday, August 16, 2012  Michael’s dedication to changing his life impresses me. The more that I read about the many adversities that he had to face and conquered each and every one with force is what drives his every decision. I strive to emulate Michael and his life once lived in prison. There is no… Read More

Steven Dybvad – Personal Journal Entry – August 15, 2012

Wednesday, August 15, 2012  I took some advice from one of Michael’s books earning freedom and I started making flashcards for new words that I would like to add to my growing vocabulary. Flash cards have always been a tool that helps me learn easier. When ever I have extra time, like standing in line… Read More

Steven Dybvad – Personal Journal Entry – August 14, 2012

Tuesday, August 14, 2012  I woke up this morning to a returned kite under my door. It’s one of the kites that I turned in when I first got here, for attending college courses. I was excited to open it, but my excitement quickly turned into slight frustration and major disappointment to see the response…. Read More

Steven Dybvad – Personal Journal Entry – August 13, 2012

Monday, August 13, 2012  Michael’s big day! Today is the day that Michael Santos has been waiting for, for over 25 years. He finally gets released. I can only imagine how he must feel right now. I’ll get that he hasn’t been able to sleep lately. I have no doubt that Michael will find success,… Read More

Steven Dybvad – Personal Journal Entry – August 12, 2012

Sunday, August 12, 2012  Today my family returns from Gatlinburg Tennessee. I’m sure that they all had a wonderful time together; I pray for their safe return home, I look forward to talking to my parents tonight to get some highlights of their vacation. One day I’ll be on these vacations with my family where… Read More

Steven Dybvad – Personal Journal Entry – August 11, 2012

Saturday, August 11, 2012  I am very pleased to have a bunky with attitude toward life that is similar to mine. He’s the one who has been reading Michael’s books with me. He is very charged up about this program and is ready and willing to start working the straight a program with me. I’ve… Read More

Steven Dybvad – Personal Journal Entry – August 10, 2012

Friday, August 10, 2012 I just got a new bunky today. He is a man that I spent the latter part of the year with in the County jail, he has been trying to get a move to my cell approved by unit staff and today is the day. I’m not going to talk about… Read More

Steven Dybvad – Personal Journal Entry – August 9, 2012

Thursday, August 9, 2012  Michael’s workbook helps me look at my life in ways I never did before. Each time I reenter the values questions, my answers get deeper, more thought-out, from a more responsible and growing point of view. It really helps me see how much I’ve grown over the months.  I’ve been reading… Read More

Steven Dybvad – Personal Journal Entry – August 8, 2012

Wednesday, August 8, 2012  I really enjoyed working out of the straight a guide workbook. It helps me dissect every part of me, single them out and create more specific goals. Reading how Michael has overcome so many different obstacles in his journey through prisons all over the nation has also helped me a great… Read More

Steven Dybvad – Personal Journal Entry – August 7, 2012

Tuesday, August 7, 2012  I’m really enjoying the work that I’ve been completing in my workbook and the books and book reports help me keep moving forward. I’m no longer stagnant, falling into the depths of the prison machine. “Onward through the fog “, as my father would say. It feels so good to make… Read More

Steven Dybvad – Personal Journal Entry – August 6, 2012

Monday, August 6, 2012  Finally the humidity gave us a break today. I’m so desperately waiting for a day of not sweating constantly all over my bed and everything else that I touch.  My children are with my parents in Gatlinburg Tennessee. I sure hope they’re having a good time. These are the kinds of… Read More

Charles Day/ Personal Journal Entry

August 29, 2012 Well it has been another week and alot has gone on. This morning a young man that I have had the pleasure of teaching and training, both physically and spiritually, has went home after a quick ten months here at Taft. One thing I like to see is these men go home…. Read More


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