And the Sun Sets Again

Light In the Distance… OUT DATE- 216 Days and Counting By Steven Maisenbacher Despite what you might see on TV, prison isn’t all mayhem and ugliness. In large part, a wonderful normal average day in the life of Walks consists of lots of nothingness. Need I remind you it  has been 2 years of allContinue reading “And the Sun Sets Again”

Rough Start – So Many Questions

Light In the Distance… Final Months of the Long Road Home By Steven Maisenbacher With my long-awaited “Out Date” – August 31, 2022 just months away I have been scrambling to try to prepare for the imminent transition. During the closing months of 2021, I was heartened by the fact that the Covid Pandemic seemedContinue reading “Rough Start – So Many Questions”

LONG ROAD HOME (24)

By Steven “Walks On The Grass” Maisenbacher Chapter 24 I Have a Dream October 2021 When my “Out Date” arrives in about a year, I will be going to a Halfway House where I will receive the help and assistance needed to readjust and get on my feet. The counselors there will have a packetContinue reading “LONG ROAD HOME (24)”

LONG ROAD HOME (22)

By Steven “Walks On The Grass” Maisenbacher Chapter 22 Headaches, Heartaches & Spiritual Challenges Jason has left, I’m by myself but another Native is in the block. He had several falls to the addictions of his past while in other units. He had ended up going to the hole but coming out clean and soberContinue reading “LONG ROAD HOME (22)”

LONG ROAD HOME (21)

By Steven “Walks On The Grass” Maisenbacher Chapter 21 Lockdown! And They Mean It The last day of March, my friend and cellmate of more than a year suddenly decides he wants to move out. I didn’t really know why, but it didn’t bother me much that I would have the cell to myself forContinue reading “LONG ROAD HOME (21)”

LONG ROAD HOME (20)

By Steven “Walks On The Grass” Maisenbacher Chapter 20 Calm Before the Storm February 2020 – Our spiritual group had been complaining for more than a year about the lack of materials to re-build the sweat lodge. See, if you are not of the professed faith group of one of the institutional chaplains, getting anythingContinue reading “LONG ROAD HOME (20)”

LONG ROAD HOME (18)

By Steven “Walks On The Grass” Maisenbacher Chapter 18 Gonna Be Days Like This If it wasn’t for Mike Lunsford who gave me the “smuggle buggy” as we named the walker he gave me – and that medical eventually authorized me to have – I would have had a lot more problems, even more painContinue reading “LONG ROAD HOME (18)”

LONG ROAD HOME (17)

By Steven “Walks On The Grass” Maisenbacher Chapter 17 Didn’t See It Coming As the days go on I become familiar with the prison and doing all the things I need to do, but first and foremost in my mind is going to medical to work on getting my back and spine issues resolved andContinue reading “LONG ROAD HOME (17)”

LONG ROAD HOME (16)

By Steven “Walks On The Grass” Maisenbacher Chapter 16 Wasn’t Long and it Wasn’t Long On my second day I went to the A & O (Admission and Orientation) that is mandatory in every federal prison. It was the same old spiel, “do this, don’t do that, go here, not there, yada, yada, yada. I’veContinue reading “LONG ROAD HOME (16)”

LONG ROAD HOME (15)

By Steven “Walks On The Grass” Maisenbacher Chapter 15 Finally a New Circle April 30, 2019, I arrived in Talladega about 9am, and went thru the usual check-in routine, interviews and unit assignments. I’m told they have me assigned to Gamma-Beta Unit but it’s full so they’re going to house me in Delta till spaceContinue reading “LONG ROAD HOME (15)”