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Family Visit 5: Creatures

On May 12, 2018 Sean and I celebrated our 9 month anniversary at a Family Visit. Our wedding day is something we like to remember and celebrate each month because it something that brings us both great joy. Sean’s eyes … Continue reading

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Positive Programing

I thought it might be nice to talk about what Sean does in prison. When most people think of prison, they picture inmates locked in their cell all day whiling away the endless hours doing useless things like carving into … 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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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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Our Marriage Ceremony

In February 2017 Sean and I began the marriage application process at Corcoran state prison. What we assumed would be a fairly straightforward process turned out to be a complicated ordeal with the marriage coordinator not doing her job correctly … 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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Letters from New Folsom Prison: 21 days of ASU

  Sean spent 21 days at New Folsom Prison where he was kept for court. The following are excerpts from his letters. January 10 2017 “I just never thought I would miss Corcoran. New Folsom doesn’t have a “good yard” … Continue reading

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4 years ago

In January 2013, 4 years ago, I went to my very first visit at the prison Sean was housed at, Calipatria. I hadn’t seen him since high school but we had been pen pals for the previous 5 years or … Continue reading

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Visitation Shut Down

Hay bales and tractors. Flat fields and blue sky. That is what I saw on my way to the prison on Saturday at 7:45 am. Farmland with the distinct aroma of fertilizer and dirt. And right in the middle of … Continue reading

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