Inmate Claims “Mental Torture and Abuse” from Constant Lockdown

Inmate Claims “Mental Torture and Abuse” from Constant Lockdown

RESULTING FROM “TIER MANAGEMENT” by Sharon Rondeau (Jan. 21, 2017) — The following letter and chart supplement those received and published last week from inmate Grenda Harmer on the controversial “Tier Management” system used in Tennessee’s prisons and specifically at the Trousdale Turner Correctional Center (TTCC) in Hartsville, Trousdale County. Tier Management was instituted by […]

Tennessee Inmate Provides Minute-by-Minute Account of “Tier Management” System

Tennessee Inmate Provides Minute-by-Minute Account of “Tier Management” System

“NO REDEEMING VALUE” by Sharon Rondeau (Jan. 17, 2017) — The following documentation received on Tuesday provides a detailed accounting of the “Tier Management” system implemented by former Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) Commissioner Derrick Schofield, who resigned last June to take an executive position with the GEO Group, a global corrections company. The letter […]

Tennessee Inmate Alleges Private Prisons “Really Dangerous”

Tennessee Inmate Alleges Private Prisons “Really Dangerous”

“IF YOUR NOT IN A GANG, YOU ARE IN DANGER!!!” by Sharon Rondeau (Jan. 15, 2017) — Like numerous others before him, an inmate relatively new to the Trousdale Turner Correctional Center (TTCC) in Hartsville, TN has told The Post & Email that privately-run prisons in the state are dominated by gang members and highly […]

“Prison for Profit”

“Prison for Profit”

INMATE ALLEGES COLD FOOD, SHORT-STAFFING, LACK OF MEDS FURTHER THE GOAL OF INCREASING PROFITS by Anonymous Inmate, TTCC (Jan. 14, 2017) — [Editor’s Note:  The following letter arrived on Wednesday and describes conditions at the Trousdale Turner Correctional Complex (TTCC), on which The Post & Email has reported since last May.  We have not heard […]

Stunning Artwork Depicts Desperation of Tennessee Prison Inmates

Stunning Artwork Depicts Desperation of Tennessee Prison Inmates

“CRIMINALS WITH A BADGE” by Sharon Rondeau (Jan. 12, 2017) — On Wednesday, The Post & Email received a large envelope from Morgan County Correctional Complex (MCCX) inmate Richard A. Mayers, whose last letter related a deterioration in his situation, specifically health care. Centurion is the company contracted to provide medical care in both publicly- […]

Another TTCC Inmate Reports “Big Gang Fight” on Thanksgiving Day

Another TTCC Inmate Reports “Big Gang Fight” on Thanksgiving Day

“THIS PLACE HASN’T CHANGED MUCH” by Sharon Rondeau (Jan. 10, 2017) — As has been reported by numerous inmates and their relatives over eight months, an updated report on conditions at the Trousdale Turner Correctional Center (TTCC) from an inmate states that a “big gang fight” occurred on Thanksgiving Day resulting in multiple stabbings. While […]

Tennessee Inmate Again the Victim of “Hands-On” Training

Tennessee Inmate Again the Victim of “Hands-On” Training

WHERE IS THE “HUMANITY AND KINDNESS?” by Sharon Rondeau (Jan. 10, 2017) — In a letter received on Monday, TDOC inmate Richard A. Mayers, who previously reported having witnessed “hands-on” training on the part of correction officers against other inmates, has now reported experiencing it once again himself. When Mayers first contacted The Post & […]

Another TTCC Horror Story

Another TTCC Horror Story

“EVERYTHING IS GETTING SUBVERTED BY THE OFFICIALS HERE” by Sharon Rondeau (Jan. 7, 2017) — On Friday, the relative of an inmate at the Trousdale Turner Correctional Center (TTCC) in Hartsville, TN contacted The Post & Email to relate accounts of horrific conditions within the prison similar to those which have been reported by both […]

Tennessee Prison Inmate Authors “Book” About Prison Issues

Tennessee Prison Inmate Authors “Book” About Prison Issues

ALLEGES ASSAULTS ON INMATES, CONTRACT CORRUPTION, BILKING OF TAXPAYERS by Sharon Rondeau (Jan. 5, 2017) — Earlier this week, The Post & Email received an oversized package from an inmate at the Turney Center Industrial Complex (TCIC) in Only, TN measuring nearly two inches in height. We had received a letter from the same inmate, […]

Inmate Provides List of Lockdowns since August at Trousdale Prison

Inmate Provides List of Lockdowns since August at Trousdale Prison

THEORY:  PRIVATE PRISON OPERATOR “SAVING MONEY” FROM SEVERE SHORT-STAFFING by Sharon Rondeau (Jan. 4, 2017) — A letter from an inmate at the Trousdale Turner Correctional Center (TTCC) in Hartsville, TN which arrived on Wednesday contains a lengthy list of reported “lockdowns” of the facility encompaasing inmates’ seclusion in their cells for 23 hours each […]

Prison Spokeswoman Contacted on Allegations of Lack of Medical Care, Uncontrolled Gang Activity

Prison Spokeswoman Contacted on Allegations of Lack of Medical Care, Uncontrolled Gang Activity

IN ATTEMPT TO PRESENT “BOTH SIDES OF THE STORY” by Sharon Rondeau (Dec. 30, 2016) — On Friday morning at 11:18 AM EST, The Post & Email sent the following message to Tennessee Department of Correction Communications Director Neysa Taylor: DOCUMENTATION – MEDICAL CONCERNS/ALLEGED DEFICIENCIES/GANGS Hello, Ms. Taylor, in the past you have requested documentation […]

Tennessee Inmate Reports Medical Treatment Rendered as “Punishment”

Tennessee Inmate Reports Medical Treatment Rendered as “Punishment”

“SIMILAR TO BEING IN THE ‘HOLE’” by Raymond Wright, TDOC #216628 (Dec. 30, 2016) — [Editor’s Note: The Post & Email received the following letter on Wednesday of this week and will be sending a link to this article, as well as an article published on Wednesday regarding prison medical concerns, to Tennessee Department of […]

TTCC Inmate Details Alleged Withholding of Prescribed Medications by Private Prison Provider

TTCC Inmate Details Alleged Withholding of Prescribed Medications by Private Prison Provider

OF “CRIME” AND “PUNISHMENT” by Sharon Rondeau (Dec. 28, 2016) — The Post & Email has received a letter from an inmate at the Trousdale Turner Correctional Center (TTCC) containing the names and inmate numbers, reportedly provided with those inmates’ permission, of prisoners reportedly not receiving doctor-prescribed medications at the privately-run facility in Hartsville, TN. […]

Mayor Ganim, Bridgeport Police Department Honor Fallen Officer Gerald T. DiJoseph with Street Dedication

Mayor Ganim, Bridgeport Police Department Honor Fallen Officer Gerald T. DiJoseph with Street Dedication

GERALD T. DiJOSEPH DIED WHILE ON DUTY 36 YEARS AGO ON NOVEMBER WHILE ON DUTY 36 YEARS AGO ON NOVEMBER 28, 1980 from Dalmarys Matos, Communications and New Media Specialist, Office of the Mayor (Dec. 28, 2016) — Bridgeport – Mayor Joe Ganim and the Bridgeport Police Department yesterday honored fallen Officer Gerald T. DiJoseph […]

Second TTCC Inmate Reports “Ghost” Job

Second TTCC Inmate Reports “Ghost” Job

“OUT OF CONTROL” by Sharon Rondeau (Dec. 23, 2016) — A second inmate at the Trousdale Turner Correctional Center (TTCC) in Hartsville, TN has reported that he is falsely documented in the prison TOMIS system as being employed. A letter which arrived on Tuesday from a different inmate reported the same thing. Both inmates say […]

MEDIA ADVISORY: Iowa Electoral College Vote on Facebook Live

MEDIA ADVISORY: Iowa Electoral College Vote on Facebook Live

OFFICE OF THE IOWA SECRETARY OF STATE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Kevin Hall Communications Director (515) 725-2942 MEDIA ADVISORY: Iowa Electoral College Vote on Facebook Live DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate will live stream the Iowa Electoral College Vote on his official Facebook page at approximately 3:00 p.m. today, Monday, December […]

TTCC Inmate Reports “Major Gang War”

TTCC Inmate Reports “Major Gang War”

ON THANKSGIVING DAY? by Sharon Rondeau (Dec. 18, 2016) — Another inmate from the Trousdale Turner Correctional Complex (TTCC) has reported in a letter that “the entire facility is on lockdown due to a major gang war between the ‘Crips’ and the ‘Bloods.’ This is largely due to the understaffing and poor oversight at this […]

TTCC Inmate Report: Facility “Severely Understaffed and Overwhelmed”

TTCC Inmate Report: Facility “Severely Understaffed and Overwhelmed”

REFERS TO THANKSGIVING DAY INCIDENT AS “BRUTAL GANG WAR” by Anonymous Inmate, Trousdale Turner Correctional Center (TTCC) (Dec. 14, 2016) — [Editor’s Note:  The following letter was received on Friday, December 9, from an inmate not previously heard from who is housed at the Trousdale Turner Correctional Center (TTCC) in Hartsville, TN. The information he […]

Exclusive: Something Happened at TTCC on Thanksgiving Day

Exclusive:  Something Happened at TTCC on Thanksgiving Day

“RIOT” OR NOT? (Dec. 10, 2016) — After several relatives of inmates imprisoned at the Trousdale Turner Correctional Complex (TTCC) in Hartsville, TN told The Post & Email that “a riot” occurred on Thanksgiving Day, we contacted Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) Communications Director Neysa Taylor for comment. Although privately-run by CoreCivic, formerly Corrections Corporation […]

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