Fight for Freedom

Sean Alan O’Brien was wrongfully convicted at the age of 16 in adult court in California and sentenced to Life in Prison Without Parole plus 10 years. He has spent over half his life incarcerated for a crime he had no involvement with. Please help us fight for justice. Click to find out more about Sean’s case, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Ruling in his favor in 2015, or our story.

Please sign our petition asking Governor Newsom to commute Sean’s sentence. He is an ideal candidate for commutation. You also can listen to our new podcast interview with Just Us and A Broken Criminal Justice System! And find us on Facebook.

Despite his obvious innocence, Sean has worked hard to prove he deserves to come home. In the 17+ years he has been incarcerated he has never been in trouble and has never been involved in gangs. He has participated in many programs such as REACH, Life and Beyond, Inside Out Writers Group, GOGI, Youth Offender Mentorship etc. He serves as the Chairman of the Men’s Advisory Council and is a 4.0 GPA College student, only two classes away from obtaining his Associates Degree. Sean was on the 2018 Dean’s list at Bakersfield College. Sean has been accepted into Project Rebound at Sacramento State University, so that he can continue his education upon re-entry.  CDCR recommended Sean for resentencing in fall 2019. Sean is an Inside Organizer for the advocacy group Initiate Justice as well as an advocate for juvenile justice reform through Anti-Recidivism Coalition. He has several job offers and lots of  plans for his future.

Click to view Sean’s letters of support, certificates, chronos from staff, college documents

Taking a moment of your time to like and share our social media campaign to free Sean will help him greatly. He has been waiting for a ruling on his January 2017 Evidentiary Hearing for over 3 1/2 years! It’s time for justice!

Photographer: Between The Lines 2020