Inmates on Trash Detail Help Unconscious Supervisor Instead of making a run for it, they call 911 and stay with officer By Newser Editors, Newser Staff Posted Apr 23, 2014 6:41 PM CDT 24 comments Comments (Shutterstock) (Newser) – It could have been an easy walk to freedom. But instead, two inmates on a work-release program chose to stay and help the detention officer supervising them when he fell unconscious, reports Statesville.com. The inmates were collecting trash in North Carolina's Iredell County when the supervisor fell to the ground. They grabbed the cell phone from his shirt pocket, called 911—even had to walk some distance to get a signal—and stayed by him until help arrived. He was recuperating in a local hospital.