Patrick has been released. Welcome home!
PATRICK JAMES O'BRIEN # 98348-111
PATRICK JAMES O'BRIEN
Register Number: 98348-111
Released On: 10/30/2015
CONVICTED OF: Marijuana Trafficking
LENGTH OF SENTENCE: 6 years
INCARCERATION DATE: 2010
I am serving 7 years for a marijuana conspiracy in Milwaukee, WI, although I'm from Northern California. My release will be in early 2016, but due to amendments to the sentencing guidelines it could be earlier than that. I won't know about that until the end of the year.
I spend most of my time here outside, at least when possible. I'm at a prison in the Central Valley, near Merced, so the weather is nice most of the year. I enjoy playing sports, working out, running, etc., really anything to stay active and keep my mind occupied. I also enjoy reading and spend a lot of my remaining free time doing so.
I've been in prison since 2010 and fighting my case since 2008, so this has been a long road. Contact with people in the world is something I crave, something that keeps me connected to reality. After my release, my plans are to live and work in the Bay Area. My hopes are to own and operate a small business, hopefully not far from home. Most of my family is in the area and I'd like to stay close if possible. After my supervision is over with, sky's the limit... I'd like to eventually own some property in Mexico or Central America and spend my winters there and my summers here. It'll take a little time, but it's a worthy goal.