How Long Can a Hunger Strike Last?

How Long Can a Hunger Strike Last?

“I’M VERY WEAK AND WOULD LIKE TO EAT” by Sharon Rondeau (Jun. 26, 2017) — After more than two weeks, on Monday The Post & Email received a letter from Tennessee inmate Grenda Harmer, #88710, who began a hunger strike on June 5 at the Morgan County Correctional Complex (MCCX). Harmer’s situation was discussed on […]

Los Angeles Spousal-Abuse Trial Continued to Next Week

Los Angeles Spousal-Abuse Trial Continued to Next Week

WILL BEGIN JUNE 27 by Sharon Rondeau (Jun. 22, 2017) — A trial for a Los Angeles mother charged with “spousal abuse” which was expected to commence on Thursday morning was continued to Tuesday, June 27, based on her public defender’s lack of availability. Early Thursday afternoon on Thursday, but late morning on the West […]

Report: Tennessee Inmate on Hunger Strike After Relocation, Destruction of Property

Report:  Tennessee Inmate on Hunger Strike After Relocation, Destruction of Property

“YOU WON’T BE NEEDING THIS” by Sharon Rondeau (Jun. 12, 2017) — On Monday, after receiving a well-sourced report that Tennessee state inmate Grenda Harmer had been relocated from the South Central Correctional Facility (SCCF) to the Morgan County Correctional Complex (MCCX) on June 3, we received a letter from Harmer detailing confiscation of his […]

Mayor Ganim Completes First Year at University of Bridgeport – June 2017

Mayor Ganim Completes First Year at University of Bridgeport – June 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE from Rowena White (203)576-7201, rowena.white@bridgeportct.gov (Jun. 7, 2017) — Bridgeport, CT – Mayor Ganim just finished his first year co-teaching American Government at the University of Bridgeport.  The first semester of the undergraduate Political Science course started in Fall 2016, and the Mayor enjoyed his experience and time with the students so […]

Inmates Sign Petition to Prison Authorities, Inmate Council to Address Grievances

Inmates Sign Petition to Prison Authorities, Inmate Council to Address Grievances

“MANY GRIEVANCES ARE ACTUALLY ‘LOST’ OR THROWN AWAY” by Sharon Rondeau (Jun. 4, 2017) — On May 27, The Post & Email received a mailing in a large envelope from an inmate at the Turney Center Industrial Complex (TCIX) in Only, TN containing a petition signed by a significant number of inmates protesting prison conditions. […]

Inmate Letter: “I Cut a Main Artery in My Arm”

Inmate Letter:  “I Cut a Main Artery in My Arm”

REPORTS “NO RECORD OF THE INCIDENT” by Sharon Rondeau (May 26, 2017) — On Friday, The Post & Email received a letter from an inmate at the Trousdale Turner Correctional Center (TTCC) in Hartsville, TN detailing a mental-health condition which led him to reportedly attempt suicide. The inmate is the second from the Hartsville facility, […]

Inmate Says Medical Care “a Joke” at Private Tennessee Facility

Inmate Says Medical Care “a Joke” at Private Tennessee Facility

“HALF THE TIME THEY DON’T BRING” MEDICATIONS by Sharon Rondeau (May 22, 2017) — A letter received on Monday from an inmate at the Trousdale Turner Correctional Center (TTCC) in Hartsville, TN reinforces numerous reports received over the last year detailing very limited visitation, cold meals served at irregular times, long-term lockdown periods when inmates […]

Report: Medications Restored to SCCF Inmate…

Report:  Medications Restored to SCCF Inmate…

FOR THE SECOND TIME by Sharon Rondeau (May 18, 2017) — In a letter received on Thursday, Tennessee state inmate Grenda Harmer reported that beginning on Sunday afternoon, three prescription medications which were inexplicably discontinued approximately three weeks ago were dispensed. Shortly after arriving at SCCF from another CoreCivic-operated institution on April 5, Harmer reported […]

Mayor Ganim and Housatonic Community College President Partner to Expand Higher Education Opportunities to Reentry Individuals

Mayor Ganim and Housatonic Community College President Partner to Expand Higher Education Opportunities to Reentry Individuals

MAYOR’S INITIATIVE FOR REENTRY AFFAIRS (MIRA) CLIENTS TO BE GRANTED SCHOLARSHIPS from Delmarys Matos, dalmarys.matos@bridgeportct.gov, (203) 333-2843 (May 15, 2017) — Bridgeport, CT – Mayor Ganim and Housatonic Community College (HCC) President Dr. Paul Broadie came together on Monday, May 15, 2017 to sign a contract that would expand higher education opportunities to individuals with prior […]

Why Have Policies if They Are Not Followed?

Why Have Policies if They Are Not Followed?

INMATE’S MEDICATIONS WITHHELD BY PRIVATE PRISON FOR MORE THAN TWO WEEKS by Sharon Rondeau (May 13, 2017) — On April 27, 2017, Tennessee inmate Grenda Harmer was placed in segregation, or solitary confinement, at the South Central Correctional Facility (SCCF) on a “pending investigation” (PI) status. One of the reasons alleged for PI status was […]

Report: Mixing Gang Members with Lower-Risk Inmates a Bad Combination

Report:  Mixing Gang Members with Lower-Risk Inmates a Bad Combination

“A PERFECT FORMULA FOR THE COMBUSTIBLE SITUATION” by Sharon Rondeau (May 11, 2017) — On April 10, a “disturbance” was reported by the Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) in which three correction officers at the Turney Center Industrial Complex (TCIX) in Only, TN were injured and subsequently hospitalized. The incident occurred on Sunday, April 9, […]

Notes from Segregation

Notes from Segregation

“PENDING INVESTIGATION”…BUT OF WHAT? by Sharon Rondeau (May 5, 2017) — A letter received on Friday from Tennessee prison inmate Grenda Harmer details conditions in “segregation,” or solitary confinement, in a facility owned and operated by the private corporation CoreCivic as much worse than those in state-run institutions. As with the Trousdale Turner Correctional Center […]

Inmate Asks Prison Commissioner to Uphold Medical Care Contract

Inmate Asks Prison Commissioner to Uphold Medical Care Contract

IN PRIVATELY-OWNED PRISONS by Sharon Rondeau (May 4, 2017) — On a myriad of occasions, The Post & Email has reported that inmates and their relatives have related over the past year that medical care at the Trousdale Turner Correctional Center (TTCC) in Hartsville, TN is substandard and that specifically, prescription medications are not dispensed […]

Is a Sgt. Cashmore Beating Up Inmates at MCCX?

Is a Sgt. Cashmore Beating Up Inmates at MCCX?

“GRABBED ME BY THE THROAT AND PUNCHED ME IN THE EYE” by Sharon Rondeau (May 4, 2017) — The following account is not the first which The Post & Email has received indicating that a particular correction officer at the Morgan County Correctional Complex (MCCX) in Wartburg, TN assaults inmates without provocation and in violation […]

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