I am a prisoner who does not expect any type of relief from the sentence my judge imposed in 1987, when I was 23 and convicted of selling cocaine. Since then I've worked consistently to reconcile with society, to earn freedom and to prepare for triumph over the obstacles I expect to encounter upon release. My life differs from what others might expect of a long-term prisoner. It is enriched by many blessings, and it is without bitterness, anger, or animosity toward anyone. With resources and a support network that will allow me to enjoy the remainder of my life as a law-abiding, contributing citizen, I am well prepared to emerge from prison unscathed. To provide fellow citizens a window into a typical day of one long-term prisoner, I offer my 8,344th day.