Tag Archives: Corcoran State Prison

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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Busting the Myth: “Free Bed, Food & Health Care”

When I hear of people on the outside saying prison inmates have it made with a free place to sleep, free food and free quality medical care, I know they have never experienced the reality of what prisoners are faced … 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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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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REACH Program Day

Recently I was afforded the opportunity to join a new program here at Corcoran called REACH: Rehabilitation Education and Creating Hope. This is a special program designed to steer teens away from poor lifestyle¬† choices that would lead to prison. … Continue reading

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Finally Good News

written by Sean 10/23/16 I will never forget the moment I called Emelia and told her that the magistrate had denied my petition of habeas corpus.This was the first time I had ever cried with the woman I love. I … Continue reading

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REACH Bio Speech

Sean was recently accepted into the new REACH program at Corcoran State Prison. Being selected to participate in this program is an honor for only a handful of inmates. REACH stands for: Rehabilitating Educating And Creating Hope It is a … Continue reading

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breaking down

When Sean first got transferred to Corcoran State Prison from Calipatria in early summer 2013 it seemed like a pretty well run facility. The way he described it seemed OK as far as prisons go. Nothing major to complain about. … Continue reading

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