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
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(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.

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FUBABY
Apr 24, 2014 3:41 PM CDT
Those who feel they are above the rest and look down upon those who made mistakes, have just never been caught (yet). Those on that kind of work detail, have earned their way and appear to be doing the right thing. Say what you will and look down your nose, but one day 95% of them are going to return to your neighborhoods. Isn't it a better feeling that some of them will become apart of society? ....and make the right decisions at a time of crises.
BCS
Apr 24, 2014 10:01 AM CDT
So stupid. Of course they helped him. If they were on work detail, they're on short time for relatively non serious offenses. Why would they walk away and lengthen their time considerably?
TwoSheds
Apr 24, 2014 3:24 AM CDT
Looks like writing this article was the real trash detail. It stinks so badly no one wanted to attach their name to it.