First responders transported an inmate at the San Luis Obispo County Jail to the hospital in critical condition on May 22, according to a press release.
At about 6 p.m., cellmates informed correctional deputies that Bruce McKnight, 65, was having a medical emergency. Deputies discovered McKnight was not breathing and had no pulse and started CPR.
After McKnight’s cellmates told deputies he may have taken drugs, jail staff provided McKnight Narcan — a medication to treat an overdose.
It took deputies seven minutes to regain a pulse on McKnight. He was then transported to a local hospital in critical condition.
On Friday, a judge released McKnight from the sheriff’s department’s custody under compassionate release conditions, according to the press release. McKnight remains in the hospital.