Category Archives: life in prison

Happy Birthday Sean

In 2013, my first year with Sean, he had just been transferred to a new facility and we had no way to get photos during our first visit. The September 2013 photo is from the following visit. Every year we … Continue reading

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Sean’s Educational Accompishments

Sean O’Brien has continued working on his education, he is a 4.0 GPA college student two classes away from obtaining his Associate’s Degree. Sean plans to continue his education upon his re-entry at Sacramento State University, where he was accepted … Continue reading

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Recipe: Family Visit Cookies

Each time Sean and I have a Family Visit we enjoy having freshly baked cookies. Everyone likes cookies, but since prison is not a place you can get this kind of warm baked goodness we had to get a little … Continue reading

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DVI 4: Shocking Conditions

This is the fourth 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 after … Continue reading

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Sean’s Certificates of Accomplishment

Note: Sean has never been part of any gang inside or outside of prison, this program was presented by Anti- Recidivism Coalition, which we are affiliated with and was about more than just recovery, it was about personal growth, identifying … Continue reading

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DVI 3: Trading

This is the third 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 … Continue reading

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Dean’s List

Sean made the Dean’s list at Bakersfield College for Fall Semester 2018! It is great that he is getting recognition for his hard work in his college classes.In addition to this, Sean is gathering more letters of support and chronos … Continue reading

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The Pearl

The sun had just risen, it was about 7:15 am and I was alone on the road making my way toward Corcoran to spend the day with Sean. Silent except for the music on my car radio, there were no … Continue reading

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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 has written about his experience at Tracy Reception Center (Duel Vocational Institution) in 2006. DVI has a long-standing reputation for being violent and dangerous. Read his first post: DVI 1:Welcome to Tracy Eventually … Continue reading

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