Author Archives: Sean & Emelia

About Sean & Emelia

Sean O'Brien was wrongfully convicted in adult court in El Dorado County, California and sentenced to Life Without Parole at the age of 16 without a shred of physical evidence tying him to the crime for which he was convicted. Sean and I have been friends since grade school and we were married in 2017. We live and grow together in love with the knowledge of his innocence, our faith, and hope for our future. We embrace this journey, wherever it may take us, cherishing each moment we have together and staying true to our hearts. This blog is about the past we share, our life together and our fight for justice. Thank you for reading. God bless.

Humans of San Quentin

Recently we got in touch with an awesome group called Humans of San Quentin who have agreed to feature Sean’s story and photos on their website and social media as part of their project to showcase the unheard voices from … Continue reading

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December 2020- COVID Continues

Corcoran State Prison continues to violate the rights of the incarcerated population and denies them access to phone calls, yard, and dayroom for weeks on end despite weekly testing and safety protocol. Those who are incarcerated are locked in a … Continue reading

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Most Recent Artwork

Here’s Sean’s most recent artwork. No duplication allowed without permission from artist, please no reposting

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Newsletter Article

Recently Sean and I had the opportunity to submit material for a short article for California Parole Suitability Support’s annual newsletter. As always we appreciate the opportunity to speak up about LWOP and prison reform. Below are the screenshots from … Continue reading

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Juvenile LWOP

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Locked up in Lockdown Article

This summer I was able to give an interview for this article, Locked Up in Lockdown: The COVID19 Toll for Prisoners and Their Loved Ones, written about COVID19 inside American prisons, as well as prisons in Australia. Thank you to … Continue reading

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Incarcerated Lives Matter

August 13, 2020 I was placed on COVID-19 quarantine for the second time after an individual in my housing unit tested positive. This happened exactly one month after I was let off the first COVID-19 quarantine. On July 13, I … Continue reading

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CDCR Medical Negligence

In Fall 2019 Sean went to dental for a dental exam at Corcoran State Prison, which he must request in order to receive any dental care. The dentist noted a cavity and the California Department of Corrections had up to … Continue reading

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In his own words

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Rally At the Capitol

On August 13, 2020 we gathered in Sacramento at the Capitol as one. We laid roses on the steps for the incarcerated individuals who have lost their lives due to COVID19 and the California Department of Correction’s negligence. We also … Continue reading

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