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Prison Inmates Saved This Guards Life During Massive Heart Attack, Today He is ‘Thankful’ to Them

Gary Grimm “gets emotional” when he thinks back to the day inmates saved his life.

*The eight men sitting behind bars across from a Texas jail guard during what turned out to be a massive heart attack two years ago thought he was joking at first. When they realized he wasn’t, they didn’t start plotting an escape, or try to take advantage of the opportunity,instead, they started shouting and banging the cell?s siding and they were eventually able to break free and catch the attention of others who were able to help, according to the news outlet, WHAS11.

?I just slumped and went out,? Gary Grimm told WHAS11 about what he remembers from the day it happened on June 23, 2016. ?Next thing I remember is looking up at the ceiling in the ER.?

If you’re thinking what I’m thinking, that dude is one lucky son of a so-N-so, the thought has not escaped Mr. Grimm, who retired last December.

?Instead of overtaking me and taking my gun, and killing me or taking a hostage and escaping, they looked at me as a human being,? Grimm told the news outlet, adding that he?s always treated the inmates the way he would want to be treated if he was in their shoes. Continue reading

‘Dogs Get Treated Better!’ Ex-Cons Sue Jail for Inhumane Treatment

*A St. Louis jail is being sued by former inmates who claim they were treated inhumanely. The former inmates say they were served food with rodent feces in it; had to share a dorm with 69 other inmates –with one toilet, a sink and a shower.

?I felt like I was treated like a dog. Dogs get treated better, to tell you the truth,? James Cody, one of the plaintiffs, told the Associated Press. He said the staff would brush the rat feces off of cake and then serve it to the inmates anyway.

The Washington Post reports, former inmate said after she was in the hospital for a week for high blood pressure, she was denied medicine. Continue reading