Tag Archives: wrongful conviction

Family Visits (or lack thereof)

  Did you know that prison inmates with a life sentence are not allowed to have Family Visits? Yep, it’s true unfortunately. Years ago they passed a law stating that only those inmates with non-life sentences could be entitled to … Continue reading

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12 Years

  written by Sean O’Brien  2/28/2015 This March marks 12 full  years that I have been wrongfully incarcerated. My freedom was stolen from me at 16 years old, now I am 28 and still in prison for a crime I … Continue reading

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How I Became A Suspect

On February 26th, 2003 a neighbor living on Treasure Lane saw a green truck and a white car. He informed the police who were investigating a murder up the road about what he had seen. Royce Clayton knew my mom … Continue reading

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Highway 99

(written 9/16) I have been gearing up to head down to visit Sean this weekend. It is always stressful to get ready for visit, and I’m not exactly sure why. Even when I’m doing really good, the minute I start … Continue reading

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Now

“And now these remain: faith, hope, and love. But the greatest of these is love.” 1 Cor: 4 Reading the hand written words on the letters he writes and typing them is an interesting process. I feel I’ve been tasked … Continue reading

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August Visit

When you only get to spend a fraction of your time with your loved one, you tend to place more meaning in every subtle little thing that happens. Every action, every moment is something valuable in itself. The time I … Continue reading

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Communication is The Key

  One of the hardest things to do in prison is maintain a connection with friends, family, and loved ones. Nothing about prison makes maintaining these relationships easy. In fact, it seems that most prison policies and rules actually discourage … Continue reading

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I was only 16

Eleven years ago I was told I had committed a murder. How could this even be possible? I wasn’t a murderer. I wasn’t a violent person.  I knew I hadn’t killed anyone. Yet there were two big police detectives and … Continue reading

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Calipatria Visit

-January 2013- We had arrived at the airport in San Diego around 10 pm, picked up a rental car, and driven approximately 2 hours into the desert which was near Mexico. It was too dark for me to see much … Continue reading

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First Night in Prison

“What was my first night in prison like… I guess it was kind of a relief to get off the bus because the trip down was so horrible. I didn’t go straight from Tracy Reception Center to Calipatria, I had … Continue reading

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