Whether we admit it or not, we tend to judge the people behind the cold steel of jails. We already labeled them as the “bad guys”. But these inmates surely redefined themselves as far from the “bad guys” term. Jail guards are a huge part of the inmates’ lives. They are there to watch them and make sure they are where they are supposed to be.
This particular Texan inmate-guard Gary Grimm has been doing the job for a long two decades. An inmate-guard is expected to be the strongest on their time of duty, but Gary expected the exact another way around when he was on duty. He was in the basement holding cell at the Parker County jail in Texas, watching the inmates as he went on duty, but he suddenly felt something and his body just fell limply, and that was when the story really began. Being their guard for more than enough years, he was not expecting anything from them, even if he believed that they were innately good. Gary treated them as humans as to how he wanted to be treated as well.
This particular moment restored society’s faith in people. The inmates inside the cell immediately tried to escape the moment they saw what was happening to the prison guard. But instead of taking his gun, and completely escape from that point on, they strived so hard to open the bars just to save Gary. At that moment, they were not inmates anymore, they were all just amazing human beings who were genuinely wanting to save another man.
And at this moment, Gary is nothing but thankful to those men who risked being punished even more just to save him.
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