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Richard Hurles # 039884

Arizona State Prison  EYMAN- SMU II
P.O.  Box 3400
Florence, AZ 85232-3400
USA  for a first contact if you like, please leave a postal address for a response. Thank you 

May 2006

Dear Friend,  

My name is Richard Hurles. I am 46 years old. I have brown eyes and brown hair. I am 5’7” and 165 lbs. I like to read and work out. I have 7 brothers and 1 sister. I am a cook, but not in here.  

I am on the Arizona State Death Row and I have been here for 12 years. I would like some friends who would like to write to me. I hope this letter finds someone who would like to write to me.  

Well, bye for now. I will wait to hear from someone.


Richard Hurles



Lieber Freund, 

mein Name ist Richard Hurley. Ich bin 46 Jahre alt. Ich habe braune Augen und braune Haare. Ich bin 1.73 Meter groß und wiege 75 kg. Ich lese gerne und treibe Sport. Ich habe 7 Brüder und eine Schwester. Ich bin ein Koch, doch nicht hier drin. 

Ich bin im Todestrakt von Arizona und das seit 12 Jahren. Ich hätte gerne einige Freunde, die mir schreiben . Ich hoffe, dieser Brief findet jemanden, der mir gerne schreiben mag. 

Also, vorerst tschüss. Ich warte darauf, von Dir zu hören. 

Richard Hurles