Cardiac arrest eyed as inmate's cause...

Cardiac arrest eyed as inmate's cause of death

There are 34 comments on the Newsday story from Feb 6, 2008, titled Cardiac arrest eyed as inmate's cause of death. In it, Newsday reports that:

An inmate at the Suffolk County Jail was found to have died after a corrections officer discovered her unresponsive in her bunk in the mental and medical observation tier, authorities said Wednesday.

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Long Island Gal

Raleigh, NC

#22 Feb 7, 2008
Geterdone wrote:
<quoted text>This is the stupidest comment I have yet to see. Drugs is a disease not a crime and further it is called a correction facility not a coroner facility. In a perfect world people do not commit crimes, America is far from a perfect country,punishment should not include rape and death. Maybe I'm just fighting the high concentration of "perfect" government employees who reside on this ill fated island.
DUH It's a CRIME if you're DRIVING under the influence.
booker t

Andover, NJ

#23 Feb 7, 2008
Everyone did their job... Nothing to see here. Toss her out of the jail bed and fill it up with some other criminal.

Please charge the Terrero family for the Ambulance ride and the office visit.
tired of it

Andover, NJ

#24 Feb 7, 2008
no name from Florida wrote:
any one arrested while under drugs should be watched very closely as they are coming down off the drugs how do i know my daughter in law killed her self in the first 24 hours of her arrest she was only 38 and left a 3 year old son and husband whom she loved very much but she got hooked on prescription drug from her doctors and could not fight it so she is not dead. jail have to take all this into account when they jail someone on drugs.
NO! They are criminals. Don't make everyone else responsible for their irresponsibility. The USA does too much of that already. That's why we have become so weak mentally and physically
Her Family in Arkansas

Little Rock, AR

#25 Feb 7, 2008
Patty Terrero was a wonderful person! She had several serious illnesses and was on several medications. She was not a "druggie" and did not deserve to die in a cell the way she did. An officer may be trained for CPR but they are certainly not trained professionals. Why did the hospital send her back after "briefly" seeing her? There are many questions but we've seen no accountability yet!
Her Family in Arkansas

Little Rock, AR

#26 Feb 7, 2008
Long Island Gal wrote:
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I agree. It is amazing the number of people who are blaming the jail. Is ALL of Long Island just FILLED with low lifes that defend the criminals? I TRULY do NOT get their logic.
Here's the logic - when a government facility takes anyone into their custody, they immemdiately become responsible for that persons welfare, including their medical conditions.
Garps Question

Englishtown, NJ

#27 Feb 7, 2008
Geterdone wrote:
<quoted text>Roy Fries was worth every penny to the taxpayer if you include the millions the county quietly paid out to all the minor male inmates who had thier rectums adjusted by him while in custody. Mickey mouse.
Is this the same ROY FRIES that was the N.Lindenhurst Fire Chief?????How many Jr. Fireman got initiated in that second floor barroom/office?
Run262

Brentwood, NY

#28 Feb 7, 2008
Her Family in Arkansas wrote:
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Here's the logic - when a government facility takes anyone into their custody, they immemdiately become responsible for that persons welfare, including their medical conditions.
The level of care must be reasonable. If she was treated and released by a hospital, then reasonable care was taken. No gov't agency is solely responsible for someone's health care, particularly if she had a long history of self-medicating.
micky62

Bronx, NY

#29 Feb 7, 2008
Corrections officers are usually people with very little or no formal education past high school. They are hired because they know someone and they have no marketable skills. Where else can you make 80 to 100k after 5 yrs. and get a pension after 25yrs., great benefits and plenty of paid time off. It's a great gig, in that repect. Down side is your bored out of your mind, surrounded by thugs and co-workers that are semi-retards on a power trip. If you can take that for 25yrs. you get a nice retirement.
Run262

Brentwood, NY

#30 Feb 7, 2008
Suffolk Corrections officer have to pass a state civil service exam, background investigation, and attend an academy to qualify as peace officers. Recently a number of rookies have been transplants from NYPD. The notion of having to know somebody to get appointed is an innuendo and guess.
From Her Neice

Olney, TX

#31 Feb 7, 2008
micky62 wrote:
Corrections officers are usually people with very little or no formal education past high school. They are hired because they know someone and they have no marketable skills. Where else can you make 80 to 100k after 5 yrs. and get a pension after 25yrs., great benefits and plenty of paid time off. It's a great gig, in that repect. Down side is your bored out of your mind, surrounded by thugs and co-workers that are semi-retards on a power trip. If you can take that for 25yrs. you get a nice retirement.
She never self medicated, she only took medications that were prescribed to her by her physicians. if she was having withdraws from anything, it was because she was not being properly medicated. That is not reasonable care.
micky62

Bronx, NY

#32 Feb 7, 2008
Run262........Transplants from the NYPD, ofcourse, 40k after 5 yrs. or 80k after 5yrs.. Yes, the c.o.'s pass an exam, yes, they have peace officer status. The dog catcher passed an exam and is a peace officer too. Big deal. These people work in a jail gaurding thugs because they have no education or trade. Half are on a power trip and would be criminals if they weren't paid to incarcerate them.
Slappy White

Milford, CT

#33 Feb 8, 2008
Her Family in Arkansas wrote:
Patty Terrero was a wonderful person! She had several serious illnesses and was on several medications. She was not a "druggie" and did not deserve to die in a cell the way she did. An officer may be trained for CPR but they are certainly not trained professionals. Why did the hospital send her back after "briefly" seeing her? There are many questions but we've seen no accountability yet!
"Little was known about Terrero. She had been arrested previously for petty larceny and was scheduled to appear on both cases Thursday in First District Court, Central Islip."

And, what were the other "multiple charges"? Good person? Seems like a bit of a dirtbag to me.
Geterdone

AOL

#34 Feb 8, 2008
Garps Question wrote:
<quoted text> Is this the same ROY FRIES that was the N.Lindenhurst Fire Chief?????How many Jr. Fireman got initiated in that second floor barroom/office?
I believe so , he had a son i forget his name who also served as a correction officer and local 25 prior to that. He ended leaving the job due to humiliation from staff and inmates for what his senior done. The son was a nice guy, the elder was a typical above the law civil servant.
Run262

Brentwood, NY

#35 Feb 8, 2008
Mickey-I don't doubt you. Thanks for making me look at it another way.

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