Who Visits Drew in Jail? Not His Mom

The sheriff's department gave Patch the list of Drew Peterson's visitors. Who's been dropping by the jail to see the accused wife killer? Not his mom.


Patch obtained the list of approved visitors for Drew Peterson at the Will County jail, as well as an account of each person to see him since his May 2009 arrest on charges he murdered his third wife, Kathleen Savio.

Patch asked for the lists in June, but the sheriff's department refused to give them up. Sheriff's officials said doing so not only would constitute an invasion of privacy for those who wanted to visit Peterson but would pose a security risk for the jail.

That's right—a security risk! Because once people figured out who's allowed to visit Peterson, they could "impersonate one of those on the list, thereby bypassing or circumventing the security of the (Will County Adult Detention Facility) through such means."

Could it be that easy to sneak into the county jail? Could somebody don a suit and fake beard, pretend to be  and drop by to say hello? 

"In this day and age, it clearly wouldn't take much of an effort to accomplish this impersonation," the sheriff's department wrote to the Illinois Attorney General's Office to justify its effort to keep the lists out of the public eye.

Patch appealed to the Illinois Attorney General, however, and Assistant Attorney General Matthew C. Rogina ordered the sheriff to turn over the lists to Patch.

The sheriff did so Tuesday. So, who's been popping in to see Peterson?

As recently as July 1, Christina Raines, who at one time said she was engaged to marry Peterson (who happens to still be married to his missing fourth wife, Stacy Peterson) did. Raines later said the engagement was just a publicity stunt cooked up by Brodsky.

And speaking of Brodsky, he's not recorded as visiting Peterson much at all since a few days after his arrest, but he's reportedly at the jail quite a bit.

Raines—who has made quite a few visits to Drew—wasn't the only woman spending time with him in jail. There was also Diana Grandel, whose love letters to Drew appeared in the National Enquirer.

Peterson's mother, Betty Morphey, has yet to pay him a visit in jail, according to the county's list. Media personality Amy Jacobson, best known for taking a dip in Craig Stebic's pool after the Plainfield pipefitter's wife mysteriously vanished in 2007, also is on the list but hasn't actually made the trip to see Drew.

Peterson's sons Thomas and Kristopher have visited him, and so has Sun-Times columnist Michael Sneed, who apparently uses the name "Michele Sneed" when she pays a call to the county jail. Sneed is identified as Peterson's "friend" on the visitor list.

To see all of Peterson's approved visitors and who's been over to see him, check out this post on Patch.


Read More: Drew Peterson Coverage on Patch

Watchful Eye August 23, 2012 at 03:31 AM
Guess not. None of them have openly expressed their support of him either. Funny, Drew's former fiancé, Christina Raines, has been a recent visitor. Go figure. Thought she moved on, according to her father. Doesn't appear she's lost that lovin' feeling yet. Isn't that special?
MusicMom August 23, 2012 at 05:02 AM
Oh my goodness, you guys are a bunch of MORONS (at the Patch !) Thi sjust proves that the media loves to play on things like this... Mrs. Morphey's Husband (second) passed away about a year ago, and she has been dealing with some medical issues of her own. Honestly ?? Do you really want to know WHY she hasn't ever visited him ??? She doesn't even KNOW he is in jail ! She thinks (and has been told) that he is working undercover for the government. Poor thing. Leave the woman alone. Crying out loud. She can't help that her son is a complete turd. Just so sad for his boys... and we ALL know he did it. Keep the creep in jail for ever !
NANCY GRACE August 23, 2012 at 12:31 PM
He's guilty! Quit wasting taxpayers $$$$.
Kristine Neumann August 23, 2012 at 04:32 PM
No disrespect intended, but doesn't she have a television? This has been all over the news for years. Peterson has been in jail for 3 years & you mean to tell me that in the 3 years she still thinks he's working undercover & hasn't seen anything on the news?
MusicMom August 24, 2012 at 02:41 PM
Kristine, YES. Her medical issues prevent her from understanding the truth. She's not "all there" if you understand what I'm saying. Either way, the media plays on little things like this and it's pretty sad. She has been told that he is off the hook and working under cover. It blows my mind too. I last saw her shortly before her husband passed away.


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