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 two days earlier, on […]

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 […]

City of Bridgeport to Host the Mobile Vietnam Veterans Memorial ‘The Wall that Heals’

City of Bridgeport to Host the Mobile Vietnam Veterans Memorial ‘The Wall that Heals’

‘THE WALL THAT HEALS’ IS A HALF-SCALE REPLICA OF THE VIETNAM VETERANS MEMORIAL LOCATED IN THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA from Delmarys Matos, dalmarys.matos@bridgeportct.gov (May 2, 2017) — Bridgeport, CT –The City of Bridgeport and The Association of Naval Veterans Port 5 will host the world traveled Vietnam Veterans Memorial ‘The Wall that Heals’. ‘The Wall […]

SCCF Retaliates Against Whistleblower Inmate by Withholding Necessary Medications, Segregation

SCCF Retaliates Against Whistleblower Inmate by Withholding Necessary Medications, Segregation

“THEY KEPT ME ON A COLD PIECE OF STEEL FREEZING” by Sharon Rondeau (May 2, 2017) — Letters and documents received from a Tennessee inmate on Monday indicate that he is the object of retaliation by correction officers at the South Central Correctional Facility (SCCF) in Clifton, TN. SCCF is one of four privately-operated prisons […]

The City of Bridgeport to Recognize National Library Week with ‘1,000 Books Before Kindergarten’ Program

The City of Bridgeport to Recognize National Library Week with ‘1,000 Books Before Kindergarten’ Program

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE from Delmarys Matos, Communications and Media Specialist, City of Bridgeport (Apr. 19, 2017) — Bridgeport, CT –The City of Bridgeport will recognize National Library Week in the month of April with the launch of ‘1,000 Books Before Kindergarten’ Program. This program invites families with children, 5 years of age or younger, to […]

Was an Attack on Tennessee Correction Officers Truly “Unprovoked?”

Was an Attack on Tennessee Correction Officers Truly “Unprovoked?”

REPORT:  INMATES DENIED MEDICATIONS FOR THREE DAYS PRIOR TO INCIDENT by Sharon Rondeau (Apr. 17, 2017) — On April 8, 2017, three correction officers were injured at the Turney Center Industrial Complex (TCIX) in Only, TN allegedly by 16 inmates with possible “security threat group,” or gang, affiliations. One of the officers was reportedly taken […]

Inmate Reports “Thumbs-Up” From TTCC Staffer Despite Investigation, Retaliation, Relocation

Inmate Reports “Thumbs-Up” From TTCC Staffer Despite Investigation, Retaliation, Relocation

“I’VE DONE NOTHING WRONG” by Sharon Rondeau (Apr. 13, 2017) — As The Post & Email reported on Wednesday, on April 3, then-TTCC inmate Grenda Harmer was approached in the prison law library by two correction officers who confiscated the documents on which he had been working and launched an “investigation” while beginning punitive measures […]

Inmate Provides Evidence of Pay for Nonexistent Job

Inmate Provides Evidence of Pay for Nonexistent Job

IS THIS HOW TENNESSEANS WANT THEIR TAX DOLLARS SPENT? by Sharon Rondeau (Apr. 10, 2017) — An inmate at the Trousdale Turner Correctional Center (TTCC) has informed The Post & Email that he has received wages for a prison job which “does not exist.” On March 31, 2017, Grenda Harmer contacted Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam, […]

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