Category Archives: wrongful conviction

One Year Since Evidentiary Hearing

One year ago, January 17 2017, the long awaited Evidentiary Hearing in my case was finally held. I say long awaited because it had been granted on October 28, 2015. This March will mark my 15th year in prison. I … Continue reading

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Turn Slowly

It has taken me an entire year to write about this. I feel it is still impossible to get the words right… I will never in my life forget the rollercoaster ride two days in court during Sean’s Evidentiary Hearing … Continue reading

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Family Visit 3: Christmas

“I cannot stop thinking about our time together. Sometimes it feels as if I am not even here; I am still with my wife, away from this place. When we are together at Family Visit I let go of this … Continue reading

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A 15-Minute Phone Call

From October 30th to November 17th, 2017 we had no phone calls due to a prison-wide state-ordered search of Corcoran State Prison. The entire prison was put on lockdown for 18 days in order for this surprise search to be … Continue reading

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Family Visit 2: Chocolate Chip Cookies!

At Corcoran State Prison those participating in Family Visits must order all of their food for the visit from a package company called Walkenhorsts. This is a pretty limited catalog that includes basic pre-packaged processed foods at a high price. … Continue reading

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For the Record, Prison Sucks

There is nothing even remotely good about prison. It is an awful place; worse than your imagination, worse than on TV and movies. It is not a place anyone should ever be or want to be. It’s not special or … Continue reading

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Our First Family Visit: Live Like You Were Dying

Sean and I finally had our first Family Visit. It was what we have been hoping for and talking about for over 4 years. When we first got together in 2013, Family Visit wasn’t even a possibility for those with … Continue reading

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Court Timeline: UPDATED (1/14/2020)

The Court Timeline: -January 17-18th, 2017 Evidentiary Hearing in Sacramento -February 17, 2017: Transcripts from the Evidentiary Hearing obtained -March 17, 2017: Nickerson (Sean’s lawyer) filed post Evidentiary Hearing brief -May 22nd, Extended to July 21, Extended AGAIN to August … Continue reading

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The Hardest Part

It always surprises me when people who don’t know me very well say something like “it will be really hard when he comes home”. They are referring to my husband, Sean, coming home from 14 years in prison to live … Continue reading

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So Close

We both knew this time was coming. We had prepared ourselves mentally for the tough stuff we knew we would be facing. Alone together.  First came the time in between October visit and Christmas visit, along with it the holiday … Continue reading

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