Steven Dybvad – Personal Journal – May 11, 2014

I have many amazing women that I love and care for in my life, today is a special day. Happy Mother’s Day to all of you!! I hope you have a nice relaxing day, filled with love, enjoyment and family. Now that I’ve already sent my gifts out that I carved, I can write about… Read More

Steven Dybvad – Personal Journal – May 10, 2014

Yesterday multiple people, including me were given conduct tickets, having to report to the sergeant to enter a plea for said tickets. When I was told to report to the sergeants office for a ticket I had no idea what was going on, I was highly upset while waiting in line to be seen, knowing… Read More

Steven Dybvad – Personal Journal – May 9, 2014

All the weight that I gained in the county jail continues to give me problems. From less than 150 lbs., underweight at the time of my arrest, to 265 lbs. in just one year, gorging myself with food every chance I had, with the intention of being big for prison, also replacing my addiction to… Read More

Steven Dybvad – Personal Journal – May 7, 2014

Personal best. Today I broke my record distance for miles ran;- 6.25 miles, 25 laps is the farthest I’ve ran yet this year. I could have continued running even further, but I ran out of time, having to make it back to my unit and get in the shower before locking down for count. Slowly… Read More

Steven Dybvad – Personal Journal – May 6, 2014

My mother and my son are coming here to visit me on Saturday. It feels like an eternity since I last saw them. I miss my son and daughter so much, I feel more and more like a stranger to them, uniformed of their lives and occurrences. Before I came to prison, my son, Taylor… Read More

Steven Dybvad – Personal Journal – May 5, 2014

More ridiculous threats from staff. Up until a few days ago, nobody knew about the family day coming up next month. Family day, here at Madison, is when we inmates get to have our family come out here for a full day of walking around the compound, opposed to a couple of hours in a… Read More

Steven Dybvad – Personal Journal – May 4, 2014

Last night I had a great conversation with my good friend, Kurt. After dinner we walked the track, talking about family, future, goals, addiction and many other things that contribute to the changes we’re both making for a better future. I never thought that I would consider another inmate as a caring and trusted friend,… Read More

Steven Dybvad – Personal Journal – May 3, 2014

There has reportedly been a bunch of rumors going around about some major changes taking place, here at my parent institution, Madison Correctional. Apparently the prison has a new contract, to install a second fence around the minimum security side, enabling them to make this level two, medium security side (where I currently reside) into… Read More

Steven Dybvad – Personal Journal – May 2, 2014

I just got an email from my daughter, Caitlin. She doing all sorts of very important and life memorable things, like getting ready for Senior Prom. Caitlin was also telling me about having just a few short days of school left, then she’s graduating, something I won’t get to attend and Caitlin will always remember… Read More

Steven Dybvad – Personal Journal – May 1, 2014

I went down to the horticulture class the other day to speak with the teacher, in an attempt to pull information about the next list of students that will make the it into the upcoming course. I pled my case, stressing the importance of learning horticulture and how I plan to implement this knowledge after… Read More

Steven Dybvad – Personal Journal – April 28, 2014

I’ve been working diligently to complete the preface to my book. I’m almost finished, ready to send it home for my amazingly supportive family to retype and ship out to my publisher, Justin Paperny. According to my parents, my book should be completed and ready for purchase sometime this summer. Writing a book is such… Read More

Steven Dybvad – Personal Journal – April 30, 2014

While in the county jail, begging my parents to get me a good lawyer, and rescue me from my own self-destruction again, instead they searched and searched for other options, a way to help me help myself and save my own life. That’s when they discovered the Michael Santos Foundation, and the Straight A Guide… Read More


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