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Prison Inmates Save Guard #WATWB



Positive Posts on the Last Friday of each month

“On that Monday (June 12), an especially humid day in Georgia, six inmates were out doing maintenance work on the grounds of a local cemetery when the deputy sheriff assigned to guard them suddenly collapsed from the heat.”

This little story really got to me. Click the link below to find out what happened next!


We Are The World Blogfest ~~GUIDELINES~~~

1. Keep your post to below 500 words, as much as possible.
2. All we ask is you link to a human news story on your blog on the last Friday of each month, one that shows love, humanity, and brotherhood. Something like this news, about a man who only fosters terminally ill children.
3. Join us on the last Friday of each month in sharing news that warms the cockles of our heart. No story is too big or small, as long as it goes beyond religion and politics, into the core of humanity.
4. Place the WE ARE THE WORLD Badge on your sidebar (see the bottom of this page) and help us spread the word on social media. Tweets, Facebook shares, G+ shares using the #WATWB hashtag through the month most welcome. More Blogfest signups mean more friends, love and light for all of us.
5. We’ll read and comment on each others’ posts, get to know each other better, and hopefully, make or renew some friendships with everyone who signs on as participants in the coming months.
6. To signup, add your link in WE ARE THE WORLD Linky List below.

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7. Share, share, share! Help us spread the word and bring a little light to social media. Feel free to tweet, share and yell from the rooftops (ok, your neighbours might not appreciate that…so maybe no yelling LOL) using the #WATWB hashtag to help get us trending! 😊


Author: JoAnna

An open minded, tree-hugging Christian, former counselor, and life-long lover of animals, I'm returning to my creative roots and have published my first book: Trust the Timing, A Memoir of Finding Love Again. I also paint angels.

23 thoughts on “Prison Inmates Save Guard #WATWB

  1. Makes me happy to see this – just because they are convicted felons doesn’t mean there is no room for good – a jail in my hometown has been following a practice for decades now to train inmates and equip them with life skills, a way to earn money while inside while opening prospects when outside. They operate a food stall – which serves the best bhaji (kind of a savoury potato doughnut?) in the city! 🙂

  2. Hi JoAnna – that story certainly makes one’s heart warm … and the man’s family were so thankful – good to know – cheers Hilary

  3. Wonderful story share JoAnna, and its heartwarming to know these reacted with care and chose to help and not run.. So I do hope that their good deed is paid forward to reduce their sentences.. ❤ We need more good news stories, and then we may well see the world in a different light.. 🙂

  4. Makes me wonder what crimes they were convicted of because many people are incarcerated for non-violent crimes like drug possession. So everyone in jail are not hardened criminals. Very good that these inmates are getting reduced sentences or early release.

    • Good question and point. I read somewhere they were non-violent crimes.

      • I have read about how many people are in jail/prison for drug related charges. And read a small bit about these prison work details that said the prisoners are usually the ones with minor offenses who get to go out on these work gangs and that the prisoners do it to get a good report on their record. My small bit of research led to some disturbing stuff about the history of prisons. I think I like to avoid knowing about this dark stuff but we should be aware where all these policies and laws lead, sometimes to more injustice. 🙂

  5. What a heart-warming story!
    This story is about humanity…about human beings rising to the occasion when it really mattered. What the public expected to happen and what actually happened are two different things. It also reveals human expectations to be more on the negative side, which is understandable since we are inundated with stories of doom and gloom on a daily basis.
    This makes me wonder about the incarceration policy of nonviolent offenders versus hardened criminals and the review and rehabilitation processes of each group.
    Thank you for participating in the #WATWB!
    Writer In Transit: June #WATWB Co-Host

    • I’m glad you liked it, Michelle. The system has plenty of room for improvement to say the least. I appreciate WATWB being here to tip the scales closer to balance.

  6. wonderful that their hearts
    did not feel locked away 🙂

  7. When we get past seeing superior and inferior, colour, creed or whatever, and just see someone down, in need, we have really got somwhere. Thanks for sharing such an example with us, JoAnna. It is inspirational Simon’s Still Stanza #WATWB

  8. It is nice that the man’s family showed their gratitude to the men who helped him. The prisoners are a great example of what people should do when they see someone in trouble.


  9. Even in prison, we find compassion and light. Such a valuable lesson.
    Humanity and peace exist even in the worst places.

    Thank you so much! In Darkness, Be Light. Team #WATWB

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