From Warrior (Letter 8) - Grit's Death
Warrior - Serving fourteen years for kidnapping and aggravated assault. Half Hispanic and Scottish-Irish with family still in Mexico. Brought up by a family steeped in drug commerce. He writes some of the best prison-fight stories on the Internet.
This week’s been totally insane. One of my neighbors, Grit, bit the big one and OD’d on Monday. It took staff about 20 minutes to respond, another 15 to get the paramedics, by the time they came ol’ boy was done. His body was left on display for about 6 hours on the tier before they cleared him out. What a way to go. I don’t think anyone gets used to seeing a dead body, we just learn to tolerate the reality and appreciate life, for me at least. The warden asked the sergeant on duty what their response time was. He said 5 minutes. Word on the yard was that Grit was doing a grip of time. He beat the system, and went out like a straight gangsta. Life’s a trip.
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I used to work out with Grit and Iron Man. Click here to read about Grit's crimes and how he got shot.
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