Steven Dybvad – Personal Journal – April 24, 2014

by Steven Dybvad

Today my classmates and I finally had our last of twelve Victim Awareness classes. We had our first class in December of last year, the class was only supposed to last for twelve weeks long, one class a week, and instead it lasted for more than sixteen weeks because our teacher continuously called in sick. I signed up for this class because I wanted to learn something and do more with my time. The opportunities to get in a class are few and far between because of the abundance of inmates signing up for classes in order to get good days off of their time and also to have another good mark on their record for when they see the parole board, so when the chance to take a class came up, I was quick to grab at it. This class didn’t give out good days, so it was easy to get in. The only incentive for inmates was a free hygiene kit or a choice cell move after completion. The rules for completing the course was to attend every class and complete every homework assignment, this seems like an easy task, but obviously not for many inmates. The class started out with about thirty of us and in the end there was only about five of us left.

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