Welcome to the Prison Talk Online Community! Take a Minute and Sign Up Today!






Go Back   Prison Talk > FOR FAMILY & FRIENDS > Remembering Those That Passed While In Prison
Register Entertainment FAQ Calendar Mark Forums Read

Remembering Those That Passed While In Prison This forum is for all those - family, friends, spouses, wives, husbands, significant others, brothers, sisters, parents, and children - who lost a loved one or friend while incarcerated.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 08-27-2017, 01:46 PM
ladyev123 ladyev123 is offline
Registered User
 

Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: queens, ny
Posts: 5
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 1 Post
Default Dealing with a love one who passed away in prison

On Aug 22nd my cousin passed away at NYSDOC Franklin CF. I'm not sure what hurts more knowing that my cousin passed away or that he passed away alone away from his family. We have no real answers as to what happen to him other then heart problems. 34 years old never had problems with his heart before. I came to this forum to see how other people were dealing with losing a loved one incarcerated.
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #2  
Old 08-27-2017, 02:03 PM
xolady xolady is offline
Registered User
 

Join Date: May 2014
Location: highlands, florida
Posts: 4,153
Thanks: 7,061
Thanked 3,966 Times in 2,126 Posts
Default

I'm so sorry for your loss. I don't have much to say that will help I have gotten by by trying to find out why and how this happens. Very few answers and no help from DOC. I hate how there are so many unexplained deaths of young people in the Doc's care. I just pray no one goes thru what I have.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to xolady For This Useful Post:
oshaye25 (08-27-2017)
  #3  
Old 08-27-2017, 03:38 PM
Curt'swife8 Curt'swife8 is offline
Registered User
 

Join Date: Jun 2017
Location: Ohio, United States
Posts: 224
Thanks: 117
Thanked 236 Times in 132 Posts
Default

I am so sorry for your loss!!!! I do think that young "healthy" people can get overlooked. This happens on the street too! Medical personnel use history to make judgments and when there is no history, they don't know what to do. Did your cousin attempt medical care and get denied? Did your cousin have a drug addiction (I only ask because drugs take a toll on the heart and other internal organs unbeknownst to the addict).?

I pray that all of his friends and family find peace! I am sorry I don't have any knowledge or experience to support you with this problem.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 08-27-2017, 04:28 PM
patchouli's Avatar
patchouli patchouli is offline
PTO Administrator

PTOQ Editorial Team Member Staff Superstar Two Time Winner Staff Superstar Winner 

Donation Award 
 

Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Kentucky
Posts: 36,763
Thanks: 36,539
Thanked 29,312 Times in 13,652 Posts
Default

My heartfelt condolences on the loss of your cousin


__________________
September 2017 PTOQ is Now Available!
Print & Share
Click Here
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 08-27-2017, 05:33 PM
sprits's Avatar
sprits sprits is online now
Registered User
 

Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: USA
Posts: 418
Thanks: 58
Thanked 291 Times in 206 Posts
Default

I'm very sorry for your loss.
__________________
Just trying to keep it all together
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 08-27-2017, 06:30 PM
choclgs's Avatar
choclgs choclgs is offline
Carolina traveler
 

Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: The Carolinas
Posts: 6,574
Thanks: 4,362
Thanked 2,848 Times in 2,101 Posts
Default

My heart is with you and your loved ones for peace and comfort.
__________________
"Waiting is negative; hoping is positive. so try to wait with hope. This will help you remember that you're on your way to something worth waiting for."
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 08-27-2017, 06:49 PM
His_Queen13's Avatar
His_Queen13 His_Queen13 is offline
Registered User
 

Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: Southern CA
Posts: 273
Thanks: 625
Thanked 225 Times in 142 Posts
Default

I am so sorry for your loss. I hope someone has some answers for you. Grieving of any type is difficult. I can't fathom losing anyone I love in prison.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 08-27-2017, 07:13 PM
miamac's Avatar
miamac miamac is online now
Site Moderator Gone Mad

Staff Superstar Winner PTO Site Moderator 

 

Join Date: May 2013
Location: ORnativeAZresCAtied
Posts: 8,168
Thanks: 10,526
Thanked 13,831 Times in 5,326 Posts
Default

I am so very sorry for the loss of your loved one. I can't imagine what your head and heart must be suffering right now.

Did they release a death certificate to the family or how was the information about his heart condition passed?
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 08-28-2017, 07:08 AM
GingerM's Avatar
GingerM GingerM is offline
Site Moderator

PTO Site Moderator Staff Superstar Award 

Donation Award 
 

Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Oregon, Left Coast USA
Posts: 4,315
Thanks: 4,437
Thanked 5,229 Times in 2,218 Posts
Default

My sympathies as well. I suggest getting a copy of the coroner's report once it's finalized, if you think the whole family would be helped by knowing exactly what the coroner said about his condition. It is a public record, though it may take some digging to get it.

It's very difficult to deal with a death in prison precisely because of what you said, we didn't know about it, it snuck up behind us, and information is difficult to obtain.

I know coroners will list "heart attack" or "heart stoppage" as cause of death for a variety of things, from stabbings (the heart stopping is what killed the person) to severe asthma attacks (not enough oxygen, the heart stops) to cancer (where the heart stops as a result of almost any part of the cancer or treatment for the cancer). The law in most states does not allow a non-medical reason to be listed as cause of death, so "run over by train" is not a cause of death, but "heart stopped beating" is (which hearts will do when crushed by a train). So a lot of people have "heart (something)" listed as their cause of death, even when that's not what truly killed them.

Meanwhile, the family reels from the blow and can't think straight.

My condolences to everyone who is dealing with the fallout from this. Much sympathy from me.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to GingerM For This Useful Post:
miamac (08-28-2017)
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Accomplishing Goals! My Love passed his GED test, starting college Sean'sGirl82 Husbands & Boyfriends in Prison 9 11-17-2016 02:59 PM
My son passed away in prison ruthia Remembering Those That Passed While In Prison 93 11-13-2013 08:59 PM
My son is not dealing well with his dad in prison lostmom1975 Raising Children with Parents in Prison 11 09-20-2011 05:10 AM
New mom whose son has passed away in prison djsmom Parents with Children in Prison 13 08-02-2011 07:50 AM
This is not for everyone (dealing with prison) DaMeS_GiRl88 PTO Lounge 28 09-27-2010 03:11 PM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:02 PM.
Copyright © 2001- 2017 Prison Talk Online
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Website Design & Custom vBulletin Skins by: Relivo Media
Message Board Statistics