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."