Hello. My name is Richard Cochran. I am an inmate here at D.V.I. in reception, leaving for Susanville (Calif.).
I am writing in regards to your article in the December (2016) issue of San Quentin News, the one about the three prisoners saving one officer, A. Cuevas’ life on March 11.
I commend the three prisoners for their selfless act and would appreciate very much if they knew so. The article brought a tear to my eye. Why? I don’t know. I was praising the men and officer. I guess it was the part about the men in self-help programs inside and turning their lives around. That is exactly what I am trying to do as a first-timer at 54 years old.
I don’t know these men, but I will keep them in my thoughts and prayers. Please let them know.
For the officer, Mr. Cuevas, on his quest to fulfill his dream to be a correctional officer even at my age inspires me to not give up on my dreams.
A very touching article and I thank you for it.
I am an inmate, yet I respect the badge as my son was a San Francisco police officer for some time.
God bless and good day. I enjoy San Quentin News.