SLO County Jail inmate sent to hospital in critical condition

June 3, 2018

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. [Cal Coast Times]

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.

Jorge Estrada

This is the last story I will read about the jail. These stories are becoming like a rant about the smells in the outhouse.


Are you referring to the Montana de Oro outhouse incident involving a County worker a decade (or more) ago? That wasn’t you, was it? hehe . . . .


Save the taxpayer some money. Let him Rest In Peace next time. Save him why, so he can overdose 2 months from now.


You have to wonder if he would be good with that since he has to know that the drug use is killing him.

Ralph Snart

That is exactly what they are doing.