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About Sean & Emelia

In 2003 Sean O'Brien was wrongfully convicted in El Dorado County, CA and sentenced to Life Without Parole at the age of 16. We have been friends since grade school and are now married. Sean and I move forward together with the knowledge of his innocence, our faith in God, and hope that he will rightfully regain his freedom. Until then we embrace our journey wherever it may take us, cherishing each moment we have together and staying true to ourselves. This blog is about the past we share, our fight for freedom, life as it exists for us, and our path toward the future, whatever that may hold. Thank you for allowing us to be heard. God bless.

Sean’s Letters of Support

The following are some of the letters of support written for Sean’s commutation/parole packet; certain personal information has been withheld for privacy. On behalf of us both, thank you to everyone who has taken the time to write in support … Continue reading

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DVI 5: Filth and Pests

This is the fifth post Sean has written about his experience at Tracy Reception Center (Deuel Vocational Institution) in 2006. DVI has a long-standing reputation for being violent and dangerous. Sean was housed there for a brief period shortly following … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Sean

                In 2013, my first year with Sean, he had just been transferred to a new facility and we had no way to get photos during our first visit. The September 2013 photo … Continue reading

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Sean’s Bakersfield College Documents

There is beginning to be an almost overwhelming amount of papers, chronos, certificates and documents regarding Sean’s college, commutation and character so in order to begin to organize them I am going to label and put them all into individual … Continue reading

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Recipe: Family Visit Cookies

Each time Sean and I have a Family Visit we enjoy having freshly baked cookies. Everyone likes cookies, but since prison is not a place you can get this kind of warm baked goodness we had to get a little … Continue reading

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DVI 4: Shocking Conditions

This is the fourth post Sean has written about his experience at Tracy Reception Center (Deuel Vocational Institution) in 2006. DVI has a long-standing reputation for being violent and dangerous, Sean was housed there for a brief period shortly after … Continue reading

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Sean’s Certificates

Sean received this certificate just recently from Bakersfield College, he deserves this recognition and we are both really proud of him. Thank you to all his professors, past and present. Below are his other recent certificates for positive programming and … Continue reading

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