Acid Reflux Medication Reinstated to TTCC Inmate

Acid Reflux Medication Reinstated to TTCC Inmate

“I’M HAPPY AND FEELING BETTER BECAUSE OF YOUR EFFORTS” by Sharon Rondeau (Mar. 27, 2017) — On Monday The Post & Email learned that a Tennessee prison inmate who had reported the discontinuation approximately a month ago of prescription Prilosec, used to treat acid reflux disease, is once again receiving it. We had first reported […]

Restraining Order Issued Against Parent for Communicating with DCFS Social Workers

Restraining Order Issued Against Parent for Communicating with DCFS Social Workers

PURPOSEFUL OBSTRUCTION? by Sharon Rondeau (Mar. 17, 2017) — On Thursday, a Los Angeles mother whose 15-month-old daughter was removed from her care by the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) a year ago informed The Post & Email that a three-year restraining order has been granted as requested by five DCFS social workers […]

The Post & Email Asks One Simple Question of the TDOC

The Post & Email Asks One Simple Question of the TDOC

BUT WILL WE RECEIVE AN ANSWER? by Sharon Rondeau (Mar. 16, 2017) — On Thursday, The Post & Email received a copy of a letter from TTCC inmate Grenda Harmer written to nurse Sue Smith of Correct Care Solutions, the provider contracted by TTCC owner/operator CoreCivic to supply in-house medical care. TTCC has been reported […]

Report: TTCC Private Security Contract Canceled

Report:  TTCC Private Security Contract Canceled

SHORT-STAFFING NOW EVEN MORE PRONOUNCED; LOCKDOWN IMMINENTLY EXPECTED by Sharon Rondeau (Mar. 15, 2017) — In a letter dated March 4, 2017 to Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam, an inmate at the Trousdale Turner Correctional Center (TTCC) in Hartsville, TN alleged that the CEO of the prison operator and the Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) commissioner […]

Inmate Suggests Tennessee Prison System Should be Renamed

Inmate Suggests Tennessee Prison System Should be Renamed

TO “DEPARTMENT OF CORRUPTION” by Sharon Rondeau (Mar. 14, 2017) — In a letter received late last week, an inmate within the Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) system reported that in late February, there were seven inmate heroin overdoses at his facility, with two occurring on February 26 “one right behind the other.” “One survived, […]

Four Years Later, Roane County, TN Extortion Charge Remains Unresolved

Four Years Later, Roane County, TN Extortion Charge Remains Unresolved

DEFENDANT FILES MOTION TO DISMISS FOR PROSECUTORIAL MISCONDUCT by Sharon Rondeau (Mar. 12, 2017) — With four defense attorneys and nearly four years behind him, Roane County, TN defendant Roy Cook has filed a Motion to Dismiss the case against him on the grounds of prosecutorial misconduct. After his fourth attorney withdrew from the case […]

Inmate Reports Prison Staff “Going Slow” on Emergency Grievance for Denial of Medication

Inmate Reports Prison Staff “Going Slow” on Emergency Grievance for Denial of Medication

MUST SKIP TWO MEALS A DAY TO “REDUCE PAIN” by Sharon Rondeau (Mar. 8, 2017) — An inmate at the Trousdale Turner Correctional Complex (TTCC) wrote in a letter received on Monday that the emergency grievance he filed over the abrupt discontinuation of his two prescription medications has not yet received a response. TTCC is […]

Inmate Reports Denial of Two Necessary Medications

Inmate Reports Denial of Two Necessary Medications

“NO LONGER ON THE FORMULARY” by Sharon Rondeau (Mar. 2, 2017) — TTCC inmate Grenda Harmer, who has previously written to Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam about alleged gang activity and other wrongdoing at the facility, has filed an emergency grievance with prison management citing “denial of adequate medical care.” The two-page grievance is copied to […]

Is The Hartford Courant a Propaganda Machine?

Is The Hartford Courant a Propaganda Machine?

EMBEDDED VIDEO STREAM HARDLY POLITICALLY BALANCED by Sharon Rondeau (Feb. 28, 2017) — While this writer was reading a balanced, although arguably initially misleading, article in The Hartford Courant on Tuesday morning, a series of videos began to play without prompting featuring a single political viewpoint for more than ten minutes. Muslim, pro-refugee and anti-Trump […]

Wheelchair-Bound Inmate Files Grievance on Alleged Punch to Ribcage by Correction Officer

Wheelchair-Bound Inmate Files Grievance on Alleged Punch to Ribcage by Correction Officer

“I LOST BALANCE AND FELL” by Sharon Rondeau (Feb. 26, 2017) — An inmate at Tennessee’s Morgan County Correctional Complex (MCCX) reported by means of a formal grievance that he was punched in his right rib cage by a correction officer early last month. The inmate, Richard A. Mayers, requires a wheelchair and has reported […]

New Inmate: TTCC “Worst Facility”

New Inmate:  TTCC “Worst Facility”

“DYSFUNCTIONAL” by Sharon Rondeau (Feb. 24, 2017) — In a letter received on Tuesday, an inmate who has been housed in virtually all of Tennessee’s 14 prisons over a number of years described the Trousdale Turner Correctional Center (TTCC) as “the worst facility or institution that I have been in.” TTCC is owned and operated […]

Inmate Alleges Abuse of Contracted Workers by Private Prison Operator

Inmate Alleges Abuse of Contracted Workers by Private Prison Operator

AND “FAKE JOBS” FOR INMATES AT TAXPAYERS’ EXPENSE by Sharon Rondeau (Feb. 21, 2017) — An inmate at the Trousdale Turner Correctional Complex (TTCC) in Hartsville, TN who has provided a recent number of reports alleging a prisoners-for-profit scheme, violated administrative policies and gang violence at the privately-run prison alleged in a February 4, 2017 […]

Whistleblower Inmate “Quickly” Dropped from Pro-Social Life Skills Class

Whistleblower Inmate “Quickly” Dropped from Pro-Social Life Skills Class

AFTER FILING COMPLAINT, THREATENING TO EXPOSE ALLEGED SCHEME BY PRISON TO GARNER FEDERAL DOLLARS by Sharon Rondeau (Feb. 18, 2017) — An inmate at the Trousdale Turner Correctional Complex (TTCC) in Hartsville, TN who recently blew the whistle on his placement in and ineligibility for the Pro-Social Life Skills class reports that his enrollment was […]

Inmate Demands Removal from Same Course Cited by Walter Fitzpatrick

Inmate Demands Removal from Same Course Cited by Walter Fitzpatrick

“STOP THIS FRAUDULENT ACT” by Sharon Rondeau (Feb. 12, 2017) — An inmate at the Trousdale Turner Correctional Complex (TTCC) in Hartsville, TN has filed a complaint similar to that made by Walter Francis Fitzpatrick, III almost two years ago when he was forced into the Pro-Social Life Skills (PSLS) class at Northwest Correctional Complex […]

Mayor Ganim to Welcome Syrian Refugee Family to Bridgeport

Mayor Ganim to Welcome Syrian Refugee Family to Bridgeport

FAMILY OF 5 FLED SYRIAN CIVIL WAR, ACCEPTED AS REFUGEES INTO BRIDGEPORT; ARRIVAL WAS DELAYED DUE TO TRUMP EXECUTIVE ORDER Media Advisory from Dalmarys Matos, (475) 225-5434, dalmarys.matos@bridgeportct.gov (Feb. 10, 2017) — WHO:             Mayor Joseph Ganim, Syrian Family, City Officials, City Council members, WHAT:          Mayor Ganim will welcome Fradh Faouri and her four children, Syrian […]

Private Prison Company Reports Higher Earnings, Citing Hartsville, TN Facility

Private Prison Company Reports Higher Earnings, Citing Hartsville, TN Facility

ARE THE INMATES RIGHT? by Sharon Rondeau (Feb. 9, 2017) — A NASDAQ report by private prison operator CoreCivic dated February 8, 2017 indicates the company earned increased revenues during the fourth quarter of 2016 and 2016 overall as compared to 2015. Formerly Corrections Corporation of America (CCA), CoreCivic operates detention facilities, reentry programs and […]

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