In today’s reminder that the little boxes we have for people just never quite work: Footage was recently leaked from the Parker County Sheriff’s Office in Weatherford, Texas showing a bunch of inmates breaking out of their cell to save a prison guard who was having what seems to be a heart attack, as reported by Buzzfeed.
The footage came from June 23, according to local stations. In the video, the prison guard (who remains unidentified) can be seen slumping over in his seat around the 51 second mark.
The inmates soon realize something is wrong and begin shouting for help.
When help doesn’t arrive, the inmates left their cell and began tend to the man, where they determined that he had no pulse. From the video, it appears the prisoners raised enough of a ruckus for other officers to storm in.
There are a tense few seconds where you can tell the police aren’t sure what’s going on, and order the prisoners back into their cell. But when they manage to communicate that the prison guard’s state is not their doing, another officer starts administering CPR. Paramedics arrive shortly, to take the man to a hospital. He’s made a full recovery and is expected to return to work next week, in fact.
According to police Captain Mark Arnett, the inmates probably saved the prison guard’s life. When WFAA 8 asked one of the inmates, Nick Kelton, why he’d help a prison guard, his answer was pretty straightforward: “He’s a good man.”
According to local reporters, the room the inmates broke out of has now been reinforced.
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Welcome to Episode IV. This week, Dan spends some time with his favorite singer/songwriter, Matthew Perryman Jones. Matthew and Dan talk about panic attacks, growing up in Atlanta, the way music is informed by pain and suffering and the way music gives freedom.
If you have spent any time watching television in the last decade you have most likely heard one of Mattew’s songs on shows like Grey’s Anatomy, Pretty Little Liars, One Tree Hill and many others. His insightful writing and voice have drawn comparisons to Leonard Cohen and Jeff Buckley, and he is on the short list of songwriters who skillfully weave the deeply philosophical and the vivid utterly human without ever losing sight of either.
To get his new album Cold Answer, (which features the three songs from him you heard on this episode), visit MPJmusic.com.
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