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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.

Prison Cell Layout

Layout and writing by Sean November 2018

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Corcoran

I have been visiting Sean in prison at Corcoran for over 5 years now, so I have had a lot of time to get to know the area. The town of Corcoran is very small, and vastly different in comparison … Continue reading

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Family Visit by Sean

The first time that I was in the Family Visiting unit waiting for my wife Emelia to be brought in was the first time in 15 years I felt alone. In prison, each day is exactly the same; very little … Continue reading

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Still Waiting

When my habeas corpus petition was before the federal Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, the oral arguments hearing was held July 6, 2015. Just over 3 months later on October 25, 2016, the Ninth Circuit Court issued their ruling ordering … Continue reading

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That time we went to a pizza place….just kidding!  

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Family Visit 8: True Colors

Sean and I had our 8th Family Visit September 22-24 2018. Family Visiting seems separated from the rest of the world, and it is. It feels cut off from everything, sort of like being aware while dreaming. Maybe it’s because … Continue reading

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Exciting news, we are now on Twitter @EmeliaO’Brien12 & Instagram. We also have a public group page on Facebook, and have created a GoFundMe page for Sean’s support team. Anyone who wishes to connect with us, please do! Thanks everyone.  … Continue reading

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