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About Sean & Eiam

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.

Busting the Myth: “Free Bed, Food & Health Care”

When I hear of people on the outside saying prison inmates have it made with a free place to sleep, free food and free quality medical care, I know they have never experienced the reality of what prisoners are faced … Continue reading

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Our Christmas 2019

     Sean made us adorable little stockings with our initials on them! We had a really nice Christmas season this year and got great photos on Christmas Day at visiting. Thank you to those who helped make our season … Continue reading

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Family Visit 17: Christmas 2019

Christmas is not typically an enjoyable time of year for us, but this year was completely different. We went into December preparing for our Family Visit, which was a date we were extremely lucky to get: December 21st. We considered … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas

We wanted to extend a special thank you to Santa’s Secret Helpers and God’s Earthly Angels who have been so kind and generous to our family this season. You have warmed our hearts and made our season bright. We send … Continue reading

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Family Visit 16: Praying Mantis

Our most recent Family Visit was November 20th, just in time to celebrate our own little Thanksgiving. My drive there was mercifully uneventful this time and I arrived with no difficulties. After our intial 5 minute hug Sean’s eyes lit … Continue reading

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Family Visit 15: Oustide

September 25th- 27th 2019 Sean and I were outside the Family Visiting unit, it was late afternoon and we had just finished playing in the water. Our clothes were damp but they were quickly drying in the summer heat, almost … Continue reading

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DVI 6: Isolation

This is the sixth 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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Fun Tips for Puking in Your Car

Barfing is never a funny experience while it is happening to you. It can be painful, awful, or even embarrassing. No one enjoys being sick. It is only after the incident is through that we can step back, learn from … Continue reading

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Sean’s Laudatory Chronos (Letters of Recommendation from Staff)

The following are some of the most recent letters of recommendation (Chronos) written by prison staff for Sean’s commutation. A chrono is not something that comes easily. It is not something you will find in an inmate’s file unless they have … Continue reading

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