All For the Right to Pray (18)

Part Four – The Spiritual Warrior Awakens Chapter 18 – When Love Stepped In By Ghost Dancer What the prison officials didn’t understand was that by keeping me in this utter isolation, they were truly allowing me to tap into my inner spirit to find the strength and power available to me. When these tacticsContinue reading “All For the Right to Pray (18)”

I Won’t Miss It

Lights In the Distance. . . Walks’ Outdate – 124 Days and Counting By Steven Maisenbacher You know it’s crazy when your time is almost up and you realize that you’re already trying to forget the stuff that goes on around you.  Like for me, I am trying to put my mind in the freeContinue reading “I Won’t Miss It”

All For the Right to Pray (15)

Part Three – The Legacy of Wounded Knee Chapter 15 – Power in the Law By Ghost Dancer Only twice have I ever been allowed to represent a case in court during a trial. Both times I won. The first was on my right to pray, wear long hair, have a pipe ceremony, and myContinue reading “All For the Right to Pray (15)”

Astounding, Baffling and Irritating

Lights In the Distance. . . Walks’ Outdate – 137 Days and Counting By Steven Maisenbacher Talladega Prison, April 8, 2022 If we all were to be reasonable about the math, we’d agree, the average federal correctional officer makes a whopping 50k annually. Now it’s amazing to see this when the primary job description isContinue reading “Astounding, Baffling and Irritating”

What is Freedom?

Lessons From the Sacred Inipi(16) By Ghost Dancer Talladega Prison, November 25, 2019 – We didn’t have any good wood for our sweat on Thursday; just busted up pieces of wooden pallets. We need real firewood to heat the rocks up hot enough. I believe things happen for a reason, so there was a reasonContinue reading “What is Freedom?”

The Eagle

When you look at this drawing of the Eagle I would like for you to see beyond the art and understand all that was going on that inspired it. In the early 1990’s, I was locked up at the notoriously infamous Holman Prison in Atmore, Alabama, commonly known in the system as “The Bottom.” Administrators ofContinue reading “The Eagle”

Normally Abnormal

Along the Way. . . Experiences, Insights & Humor on the “Long Road Home” By Steven Maisenbacher Thanksgiving Week 2021 Now I generally don’t bash the Bureau of Prisons, but sometimes ya just gotta tell it like it is. Otherwise most of the fine people will never believe that things like this happen, but theyContinue reading “Normally Abnormal”

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 (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 (2A)

2005 Vice Magazine Interview – From Chapter 2: While and during all these skirmishes, somehow word got out that I was battling the federal prison administration. I was asked by a reporter for Vice magazine if I would consider doing an interview over this “struggle” and my fights as a federal prisoner in securing Native American rights while incarcerated. I did this interview in 2005.
Now the lost has been found – Transcribed from the 2005 Vice Magazine interview written by Seth Ferranti that was published online under “Native Issues.”