Category Archives: life in prison

Family Visit 11: Rain Storm

On March 2, 2019 Sean and I had our 11th Family Visit. We celebrated being married for over a year and a half, as well as my birthday. The morning on the first day of our Family Visit was cloudy … Continue reading

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DVI 2: The Nightmare

This is the second post about Sean’s time in Tracy Reception Center (Duel Vocational Institution). Read part one here: DVI 1:Welcome to Tracy Eventually I reached my cell that first day in Tracy. It was already dark outside, that is … Continue reading

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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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Those Around Me by Sean

“We are in prison, we are supposed to do illegal things.” That was a statement I recently heard another man say as he walked past me in the prison day room. I still find such an attitude shocking, even though … Continue reading

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Education for Anti Recidivism by Sean

I just finished my English Literature class provided through Bakersfield College. Yes, college in prison. Bakersfield College runs a program that provides classes with professors coming into the prison to give in-person instruction. It is an incredible educational opportunity for … Continue reading

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