After a Missouri man was released from a Placer County jail, deputies knew they had to make sure he was able to get home.
While cleaning the booking area at the Auburn main jail, the inmate helped a deputy stop a fellow inmate from escaping, even though he was an inmate himself.
The inmate who tried to escape ran out of his holding cell while the door was open. An officer acted to subdue to escaping inmate. When the inmate cleaning the area saw the officer was struggling, he went over and helped wrestle the inmate until further assistance came.
The inmate to stepped in to help had been extradited from Missouri, and the sheriff's office said he had no way of returning home. When jail staff found out how the inmate helped the officer, they came together and bought him a ticket home.
The inmate wrote this 'thank you' after he was released.
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