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)”

LONG ROAD HOME (14)

By Steven “Walks On The Grass” Maisenbacher Chapter 14 From The Top To The Bottom Man, almost as bad as being blindsided with this dang transfer “back to my region” was the fact that they sent me back to Yazoo. Let me tell you, I spent 3 years in Yazoo before I went to Petersburg.Continue reading “LONG ROAD HOME (14)”

LONG ROAD HOME (13)

By Steven “Walks On The Grass” Maisenbacher Chapter 13 Twenty-One Songs In my free time, which wasn’t much considering my work and my first love, singing with the band, I continued to develop my jewelry-making skills as well. There in Petersburg, I was allowed to order pretty much whatever I wanted in the way ofContinue reading “LONG ROAD HOME (13)”