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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.

DVI 1: Welcome to Tracy

The following is the first in a series of posts Sean is writing about his experience at Duel Vocational Institution in 2006. Built in 1953, DVI is located in San Joaquin, CA. It serves as a reception center for all … Continue reading

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Christmas in Prison by Sean

Nearly 2.5 million Americans spent this past Christmas incarcerated. Many of them deserve to be in prison for committing a crime, however, these 2.5 million Americans in prison also have families they are separated from. These men and women are … Continue reading

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Christmas Day 2018

Christmas feels so different when one is spending it in prison. My Christmas Day went something like this: I woke up at 3:30 am to get on the road by 4 for my long drive to the prison, the last … Continue reading

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Family Visit 10: Take Care

Family Visit #10 was January 5th 2019. To hit the double digits in our number of Family Visit dates since beginning them in September 2017 is bittersweet; happy that we get to have this special time together and feeling grateful … Continue reading

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Merry Everything from Us

Christmas Card 2018 Our friend, Elyse Smith with Beautiful Disaster Photography, has given us these beautiful photos for Christmas. I sent them as a special surprise to Sean. Thank you to Elyse for helping make our family’s holiday brighter! Merry … Continue reading

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Sean’s Fall Semester Classes 2018

Sean’s Fall 2018 Semester College Courses through Bakersfield College: Career & Life Skills, A Economics, A English, A Geology, A+ Sean’s Geology Professor wrote him the above chrono. A chrono is essentially a letter of recommendation that goes into his … Continue reading

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