Category Archives: life in prison

Family Visit 18: love and fear

Feb 26-28 2020 I got out of Family Visit and started my drive home at about 10 am and made it home by 3:30 pm. This photo is from the rest stop along the way, the trees are blooming. Looks … 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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Family Visit 14: Two Year Anniversary

Card drawn by Sean’s friend Jessie Sean and I were recently blessed to receive a Family Visit date on our 2 year wedding anniversary weekend in August. We were grateful to be able to spend quality time together to celebrate … Continue reading

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Family Visit 13: Summer Time

Our most recent Family Visit was our 13th Family Visit date, beginning on July 13th. The temperature in Corcoran was over 100, so we planned on doing something to cool ourselves off: a water fight! Summer time at Family Visit … Continue reading

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Sean’s Letters of Support

The following are just some of the letters of support written for Sean’s commutation/parole packet; certain personal information has been withheld for privacy. On behalf of us both, thank you to everyone who has taken the time to write in … Continue reading

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DVI 5: Filth and Pests

This is the fifth 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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