Steven Dybvad – Personal Journal – March 27, 2014

by Steven Dybvad

3/27/2014

Today, a man I talk to in here, that has been in prison for the last thirty years showed me the craziest thing earlier. He just got a letter in the mail that was sent to him 27 years ago, all the way back in 1987. I know this to be true because I saw the letter stamped and dated with my own eyes. It was his birth certificate that he applied for in 1987 and he just received it today. It came with a note stapled to it, explaining and dating its path, following him to several prisons, continuously getting lost and finally reaching him today, 27 years later.
We’ve been having a few problems with our mail lately. A woman that works in the mail room was caught hiding our mail in order to get overtime at the end of each day. The mail was getting so backed up that we were getting our letters, magazines, etc. two and three weeks late, so the warden put more staff members like secretaries and other guards from various areas of the prison into the mail room in order to catch up, that’s when the other workers discovered what the mailroom lady was doing. We heard from other guards that she was fired, but now she’s back working in the mailroom again already. This is the result of their powerful union, fighting the prison until she was right back in the mailroom working again. Of course everything I hear like this is through the grapevine, but likely to be true due to the sources. I only hope that our mail is taken a little more seriously and professionally this time.

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