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sad

Greensburg, KY

#1 Dec 17, 2011
who was the women they found dead in jail this morning??
a Friend

Jamestown, KY

#2 Dec 17, 2011
The girl was Peggy Russell McWhorter.She turned herself in last night and was found dead this morning by Bobby Dunbar.I don't know what she died of.
Eric

Russell Springs, KY

#3 Dec 17, 2011
Inmate Found Dead In Russell County Detention Center

Posted by Laker Country in local news on December 17, 2011 | no responses
An inmate was found dead early Saturday morning in the Russell County Detention Center.

Jailer Bobby Dunbar told WJRS NEWS that Peggy Russell McWhorter, 32, of Jamestown was found unresponsive by staff while they were serving breakfast.

McWhorter was pronounced dead by Russell County Coroner Larry Skaggs just after 7:00 a.m. Her body has been taken to the State Medical Examiner’s office for an autopsy to determine the exact cause of death. Foul play is not suspected at the current time. McWhorter was serving weekends for a recent DUI conviction.

The investigation is ongoing and is being conducted by Coroner Larry Skaggs, State Police, and Jailer Bobby Dunbar.
Just Sayen

Russell Springs, KY

#4 Dec 17, 2011
on another post about this one person was talking about it was the jails responsibility to have this person checked at the hospital before admitting into jail if there were drug suspicions and if not she must be getting them from the staff. Is the staff drug tested, if not that seems strange considering how many inmates are there on drug related charges.
GIT

Russell Springs, KY

#5 Dec 18, 2011
If this individual was serving weekends for a previous DUI conviction, and it was ordered by a Judge that the individual was to be screened for alcohol/drugs b4 serving their weekends than the Russell Co. Detention Center staff member that booked them I think would be terminated from their position as a RCDC staff member, and probably be facing some really, really, crucial questioning on the matter. If she was to be screened for alcohol/drugs b4 being booked I would hate to be the RCDC staff member that signed her in that night. Then again there may have been no requests for a drug screen b4 booking, and the autopsy/toxicology report come back to say it was heart failure, or something like that and no drugs/alcohol was found in their system.
Tordon

Bowling Green, KY

#6 Dec 18, 2011
Let me explain about jails and prisons,and this is from experience. Once you become state or county "property" you cease being a human being in the eyes...you're only a number who gets treated worse than an animal in a slaughterhouse. Any request for medical care is cosidered only as an attempt to get drugs. When I was in Blackburn prison camp in Lexington,an alleged "medical facility" an inmate with a long history of heart problems went to medical complaining of chest pains. They told him to quit "whining",that it was only HEARTBURN and to go back to his bunk and lay down. He did as he was told and died that night. The same place gave me the totally WRONG medication at "pill call" one day but thankfully it didn't kill me. What it comes down to is that once you're behind those walls/bars you are no longer human and your life don't mean s--t in the eyes of the "authorities". My heart goes out to this poor girl and her loved ones. Maybe not the appropriate time to say this,but I hope they sue the crap out of the county if at all possible!
simple

Russell Springs, KY

#7 Dec 18, 2011
Tordon wrote:
Let me explain about jails and prisons,and this is from experience. Once you become state or county "property" you cease being a human being in the eyes...you're only a number who gets treated worse than an animal in a slaughterhouse. Any request for medical care is cosidered only as an attempt to get drugs. When I was in Blackburn prison camp in Lexington,an alleged "medical facility" an inmate with a long history of heart problems went to medical complaining of chest pains. They told him to quit "whining",that it was only HEARTBURN and to go back to his bunk and lay down. He did as he was told and died that night. The same place gave me the totally WRONG medication at "pill call" one day but thankfully it didn't kill me. What it comes down to is that once you're behind those walls/bars you are no longer human and your life don't mean s--t in the eyes of the "authorities". My heart goes out to this poor girl and her loved ones. Maybe not the appropriate time to say this,but I hope they sue the crap out of the county if at all possible!
Do the crime do the time otherwise STFU and stay straight and you won't have problems being sent to jail.
BleedingHeartLib eral

Russell Springs, KY

#8 Dec 18, 2011
Just Sayen wrote:
on another post about this one person was talking about it was the jails responsibility to have this person checked at the hospital before admitting into jail if there were drug suspicions and if not she must be getting them from the staff. Is the staff drug tested, if not that seems strange considering how many inmates are there on drug related charges.
What if she was trying to sneak drugs into the facility in a body cavity and the balloon or condom or whatever container she was using broke? What if she just took a handful of pills orally just before walking in the door to turn in? They wouldn't have had time for the effects to be apparent yet, but within an hour she would be buzzing good. Seems plausible to me that she may take something right before turning in to try to buzz as much of the weekend incarceration away as possible. Or here's another possibility. What if she had a sudden massive heart attack and died? Lots of 20 or 30 somethings have sudden heart attacks and die. Even teenage high schoolers fall dead on basketball courts and football fields. It sure isn't out of the realm of possibility that a thirty something year old female would fall dead of one.....especially if there is a long history of drug and/or alcohol abuse......or a long family history of heart disease.
BleedingHeartLib eral

Russell Springs, KY

#9 Dec 18, 2011
Tordon wrote:
Let me explain about jails and prisons,and this is from experience. Once you become state or county "property" you cease being a human being in the eyes...you're only a number who gets treated worse than an animal in a slaughterhouse. Any request for medical care is cosidered only as an attempt to get drugs. When I was in Blackburn prison camp in Lexington,an alleged "medical facility" an inmate with a long history of heart problems went to medical complaining of chest pains. They told him to quit "whining",that it was only HEARTBURN and to go back to his bunk and lay down. He did as he was told and died that night. The same place gave me the totally WRONG medication at "pill call" one day but thankfully it didn't kill me. What it comes down to is that once you're behind those walls/bars you are no longer human and your life don't mean s--t in the eyes of the "authorities". My heart goes out to this poor girl and her loved ones. Maybe not the appropriate time to say this,but I hope they sue the crap out of the county if at all possible!
Oh boohoo. And who's fault was it you were in prison to begin with? I'm sure it wasn't yours was it?

If you wake up one morning and find yourself in jail or prison, its usually your own dam fault, not someone elses. You are responsible for your own actions and bad decisions. Don't expect prison conditions to be like staying at the local Holiday Inn Express because they aint supposed to be. You're there for punishment for your criminal acts. Don't like jail or prison life? The simple solution is to get a job and become a productive citizen.
BleedingHeartLib eral

Russell Springs, KY

#10 Dec 18, 2011
GIT wrote:
If this individual was serving weekends for a previous DUI conviction, and it was ordered by a Judge that the individual was to be screened for alcohol/drugs b4 serving their weekends than the Russell Co. Detention Center staff member that booked them I think would be terminated from their position as a RCDC staff member, and probably be facing some really, really, crucial questioning on the matter. If she was to be screened for alcohol/drugs b4 being booked I would hate to be the RCDC staff member that signed her in that night. Then again there may have been no requests for a drug screen b4 booking, and the autopsy/toxicology report come back to say it was heart failure, or something like that and no drugs/alcohol was found in their system.
Is the jail staff trained to draw blood? Is the jail equipped with a medical lab capable of doing toxicology testing on blood? I didn't think so.
concerned

Brownsville, TN

#11 Dec 18, 2011
why is nobody thinking of her children at this difficult time,those two kids just lost their mother,to the family and kids you are in our heart and prayers.please dont disrespect their mother on topix that is just wrong,let those children greive,its hard enough with their father in jail also.I hope the judge has enough heart to let him go be with his children.
culture vulture

Russell Springs, KY

#12 Dec 18, 2011
Aren't some of you folks being way too judgemental here? How about a report first and then some opinions.
a friend also

Russell Springs, KY

#13 Dec 18, 2011
Some of you love to say vindictive things,however,now it not the time. Peggy has a teenaged daughter and younger son. Do you think they want to be told of the mean things you say on here? Undoubtedly,somebody eventually will do just that. Could you just keep your opinions to yourself and give them time to grieve,and possibly heal? like someone else stated here,nobody knows what happened to her just yet.
ZZZ

Jamestown, KY

#14 Dec 18, 2011
feel sorry for the kids but mother should have lived her life so they wouldn't be ashamed of her and she maybe would still be alive, it's always the kids who has to pay. Pathetic how many people have to use drugs to escape their responsibilities and that is what is ,not wanting to be responsible!
Tordon

Bowling Green, KY

#15 Dec 18, 2011
BleedingHeartLiberal wrote:
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Oh boohoo. And who's fault was it you were in prison to begin with? I'm sure it wasn't yours was it?
If you wake up one morning and find yourself in jail or prison, its usually your own dam fault, not someone elses. You are responsible for your own actions and bad decisions. Don't expect prison conditions to be like staying at the local Holiday Inn Express because they aint supposed to be. You're there for punishment for your criminal acts. Don't like jail or prison life? The simple solution is to get a job and become a productive citizen.
Hey,anal orifice,I never said I shouldn't have went down for what I did. I was guilty as hell and I did my time,unlike a lot of wusses. All I'm saying,whether your biased,miniscule mind agrees or not,is just because you make a mistake doesn't mean you stop being human or stop deserving to be treated like a human being. Ever make a mistake,moron? Or are you so effin' perfect that even GOD bows at your feet? I really doubt it. And by the way,prick,since I've been out I've been working and being a "productive citizen" and right proud of it,as if it's any of your business any-fu--in'-way.
Tordon

Bowling Green, KY

#16 Dec 18, 2011
simple wrote:
<quoted text>Do the crime do the time otherwise STFU and stay straight and you won't have problems being sent to jail.
See the reply "BleedingHeartLiberal " a.k.a."Villiage Idiot" got,Numb-Skull-s--t-for-brains .This applies to you too.
Questionable

United States

#17 Dec 18, 2011
Listen you judgmental hypocritical small minded screwed up pathetic azz wipes!!!!! Peggy was a person!!!! No matter what she did or how she lived her life. I saw her with those kids and she loved them and tried her best to parent them in spite of many obstacles and yea many of them she created. But which one of you pathetic mean spirited low life mentally unstable pieces of garbage haven't made mistakes?!? Yes maybe it was not a public mistake or something that landed you in jail but let he that is without sin cast the first stone. The Bible says that in the last days, the love of many will wax cold. It is so easy to see. Your actions and useless words about a DEAD woman shows that people have no love nothing but cold hearts. I thank God that there is still love in my heart for other people regardless of who they are, how they have lived their lives or continue to live them, what color they are, what kind of house they live in or car they drive. I got to see Peggy Thursday and no we were not friends but in that instance I was able to show her some compassion and I thank God for that! You people need to get a life and get off the computer. It only exaggerates your mental conditions!!!
culture vulture

Russell Springs, KY

#18 Dec 18, 2011
ZZZ wrote:
feel sorry for the kids but mother should have lived her life so they wouldn't be ashamed of her and she maybe would still be alive, it's always the kids who has to pay. Pathetic how many people have to use drugs to escape their responsibilities and that is what is ,not wanting to be responsible!
Once again, aren't most of these posts premature? Do you know for a fact that drugs are a factor? Do we know that protocol wasn't followed. Assuming anything about what went on is just wrong, and I'm betting that most of this IS assumptive rhetoric.
GIT

Russell Springs, KY

#19 Dec 18, 2011
BleedingHeartLiberal wrote:
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Is the jail staff trained to draw blood? Is the jail equipped with a medical lab capable of doing toxicology testing on blood? I didn't think so.
Im sure if they had to be drug screened, they would have someone from Premier Drug Testing in Russell Spgs. be there to do a drug test or go to the hospital and have one done, or ya know what, I think the drug store even has home drug testing kits now, and the toxicology report will come from a Dr. that did it during the autopsy. But for surving weekends for DUI charge Im sure there was never a drug screening required for this lady if so they would do it for everyone who went to jail.
uh oh

Russell Springs, KY

#20 Dec 18, 2011
BleedingHeartLiberal wrote:
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Is the jail staff trained to draw blood? Is the jail equipped with a medical lab capable of doing toxicology testing on blood? I didn't think so.
Bobby Dunbars new Russell county jail is equipped with inmate camera monitoring in cells and the female cells also have a window to the jail staff on duties central control room so there should be no excuse for an inmate to be found unresponsive hours after the fact if the staff was doing their job paying attention to their prisoners. The key element for the coroners investigation of this death under county control is to determine cell room temperature, victims body temperature and any rigor mortis at time body was discovered to determine how long victim was expired before being found

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