Steven Dybvad – Personal Journal – June 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 consisted of gang involvement, drugs, weapons, beatings, etc., you name it, this man was probably involved in it. Well for some reason, because he hasn’t been in any trouble these last ten or so years he believes he has a chance of being released by the parole board. That all changed not too long ago. Apparently he got into a conflict with our case worker about an issue of transfer. This man has extreme anger problems and a long history of violence, so they threw him in the hole for fear of what he might do. Now that he screwed up any possible chance of parole, he really has nothing to lose, so retaliation is a good possibility, one that the staff here isn’t willing to risk and I surely don’t blame them. Now, from what I hear they are going to raise his security level and send him to another prison from the hole. Of course I don’t wish bad things on anybody, but from my interaction with many inmates, I truly believe that some prisoners deserve a second chance at freedom and others should never again see the light of day. I have no doubt that certain individuals are just evil and would surely rape and kill again if given the chance.