Tag Archives: CDCR

One Year of COVID

Februrary 28, 2021 It has been one year since I was allowed to see my husband, Sean, due to the global pandemic that has completely changed our lives. One year ago as I prepared to depart Family Visit at Corcoran … Continue reading

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Incarcerated Lives Matter

August 13, 2020 I was placed on COVID-19 quarantine for the second time after an individual in my housing unit tested positive. This happened exactly one month after I was let off the first COVID-19 quarantine. On July 13, I … Continue reading

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In his own words

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24 Hour Lockdown

7/23/2020 Sean wrote: I have been confined to my cell 24 hours a day for the past 52 days without due process. CDCR wont call it punishment but what how else do you describe being locked in a 9 by … Continue reading

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The Worst Prison Health Screw-up in State History

I spoke with a reporter from The Guardian about Corcoran State Prison and our experience with the recent COVID19 outbreak. The above is a clip from the article that was written about the massive prison health screw up that led … Continue reading

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Sean’s COVID19 Experience In Prison: Letters

Letters written by Sean O’Brien  June 22, 2020 I tested negative for COVID19 on June 19th. I am anxious to get my cellmate’s test results back so I can call my wife. I cannot believe they are doing this to … Continue reading

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Sean’s COVID-19 Experience Inside Prison!

By Sean O’Brien June 2020, typed by Emelia O’Brien On June 4th, 2020 I tested positive for COVID19. Wrongfully convicted and trapped in prison, it only seems fitting that I got Corona virus. There is nothing that I would have … Continue reading

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Sean’s Birthday during COVID-19

  Sean’s Birthday was on June 2, 2020. This was during a time of the deadly COVID19 pandemic and worldwide protests of the murder of George Floyd. It was a time of unrest and global shift. Tensions were and still … Continue reading

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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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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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