Abel R. Ochoa (B. 1973)
Allan B. Polunsky Unit
“It’s very lonely here, especially at Christmas. I don’t get a lot of visits. Solitary confinement is designed to break you down, emotionally and mentally. If you don’t keep your mind working you’ll lose your sanity. I do the same things everyday. I read my Bible, pray, listen to pastors and music on the radio. Crack cocaine made me do things I would have never done. You know anybody on drugs? Tell them to get away. It’ll get them nowhere but in prison.”
- Abel R. Ochoa
In 2002, Abel R. Ochoa, while high on crack, fatally shot his wife, his two daughters, his father-in-law and his sister-in-law.