Steven Dybvad – Personal Journal – May 23, 2014

Tonight I will be attending a business class that my friend, Kurt is teaching. I’ve seen many inmates approach Kurt over the last couple of weeks about this business class that is posted all over the prison. I look forward to learning a few things and taking notes. Kurt seems to be very educated in… Read More

Steven Dybvad – Personal Journal – May 22, 2014

Kurt and I have been trying to be cell mates since last Christmas, five months ago. In that time we have seen several people move around and switch cells. I truly believe this is a result of one of the staff members in charge of the cell moves that doesn’t like me for simply typing… Read More

Steven Dybvad – Personal Journal – May 21, 2014

My guitar practice continues to improve with every day that passes. I’ve been reading guitar for dummies and practicing every day for at least an hour at a time. What I had no idea about is how quickly I would go through sets of strings, having to change them out, what seems to be around… Read More

Steven Dybvad – Personal Journal – May 20, 2014

I started reading a book called ‘Guitar For Dummies’ that my parents ordered me from Amazon. This book is great; it’s very helpful in learning all the basics for playing the guitar well. I’m only just a few chapters into it, but I can already tell that it’s going to help me figure out some… Read More

Steven Dybvad – Personal Journal – May 19, 2014

I had an amazing visit with my mother and son yesterday. Taylor clung to me the entire time, as if we were never apart. He’s such a character, joking around, laughing, and hugging. What made it very hard was having to say goodbye. When it was time for everyone to leave, Taylor hugged me and… Read More

Steven Dybvad – Personal Journal – May 18, 2014

Continuing to break personal records. Yesterday I ran thirty laps around the track, which equals to 7.5 miles. This is the longest distance I think I have ever run before. I enjoy pushing myself to do better; it’s an accomplishment that never gets old. When I realize that my capacity for strength and endurance exceeds… Read More

Steven Dybvad – Personal Journal – May 17, 2014

I haven’t seen my son, Taylor in months. It’s been twice as long since I’ve seen my daughter, Caitlin. Taylor was supposed to come visit me last weekend, but his brothers’ birthday party was moved to the date of our visit. So this weekend will hopefully be when he gets to come. I miss my… Read More

Steven Dybvad – Personal Journal – May 16, 2014

Last night I started another class that I signed up for a few weeks ago. The class is called Focus; it was designed to address issues that may confront an individual here and after release from prison. It also deals with coping and adapting with other inmates, from all facets of life, something that’s not… Read More

Steven Dybvad – Personal Journal – May 14, 2014

I was extremely frustrated to see two cards that I mailed out early last week get returned under my cell door. I sent a birthday card to my son, Taylors’ brother, Dakota, and another card to their mother for Mothers’ Day. Both cards were mailed to the same address and the address was written correctly,… Read More

Steven Dybvad – Personal Journal – May 13, 2014

We call the Captains white shirts because they wear different clothes then the guards and of course their shirts are white. Just last night two white shirts came to our unit to try and convince our on duty guard (the same guard that reported the inmate getting beaten) to recant her statement. This is just… Read More

Steven Dybvad – Personal Journal – May 12, 2014

In other prisons inmates often get beat up, or jumped by the guards and it does happen in here also, it just doesn’t seem to be as often, or as blatantly in front of others. A couple of days ago another inmate was beaten by two guards for reasons I’m not clear on. What I… Read More

Steven Dybvad – Personal Journal – May 11, 2014

My good friend, Kurt finally got his guitar that he’s been waiting on, for what seems to be months now. Kurt’s’ guitar was on a back order for the longest time, he doesn’t have it in his possession yet, now it’s getting titled in the title department, so he’ll probably get it sometime next week…. Read More


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