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 […]

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 […]

TTCC Inmate Writes Scathing Letter to Tennessee Governor over Lack of Prison Security, “Gang-Bangers”

TTCC Inmate Writes Scathing Letter to Tennessee Governor over Lack of Prison Security, “Gang-Bangers”

CLAIMS CORRECTION OFFICERS “AFRAID OF THE GANG MEMBERS” by Sharon Rondeau (Dec. 28, 2016) — The following copy of a letter directed to Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam was received by The Post & Email on Wednesday from Trousdale Turner Correctional Center (TTCC) inmate Grenda Harmer and corroborates numerous other inmates’ accounts of gang members which […]

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 […]

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 […]

TTCC Inmate’s Relative: “The Guards Beat Up My Son”

TTCC Inmate’s Relative:  “The Guards Beat Up My Son”

“BLACKED HIS EYE AND CHOPPED HIS TOOTH” by Sharon Rondeau (Dec. 9, 2016) — In response to an article published in June regarding the now-infamous Trousdale Turner Correctional Center (TTCC) in Hartsville, TN, the following comment was submitted from an inmate’s relative on Friday morning: My son was finally transfered out of TrousdaleTurner Thank god […]

TDOC Spokeswoman Denies Reports of Prison Riot on Thanksgiving Day

TDOC Spokeswoman Denies Reports of Prison Riot on Thanksgiving Day

AT CORPORATE-RUN FACILITY by Sharon Rondeau (Dec. 6, 2016) — On Sunday morning, The Post & Email received a comment from the relative of an inmate at the Trousdale Turner Correctional Center (TTCC) operated by the private company CoreCivic, previously known as Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) alleging that the troubled facility has been in […]

Report: Trousdale Turner Prison on Lockdown Since Thanksgiving

Report:  Trousdale Turner Prison on Lockdown Since Thanksgiving

“DOES ANYONE CARE?” by Anonymous Relative (Dec. 4, 2016) — [Editor’s Note:  The following was received as a comment on Sunday morning in response to The Post & Email’s June 8, 2016 article titled, “Report: Trousdale Turner Has Incurred Nine Inmate Deaths Since Opening.” The article referred to the Trousdale Turner Correctional Center (TTCC) in […]

Tennessee Inmate Describes “Hands-On Training” by Correction Officers

Tennessee Inmate Describes “Hands-On Training” by Correction Officers

“LIKE A CANCER ALL ACROSS THE REST OF THE STATE” by Sharon Rondeau (Nov. 13, 2016) — The Post & Email recently received a letter from an inmate at the Morgan County Correctional Complex (MCCX), reputed by some to be one of the better Tennessee prisons, describing “hands-on training” exercised by correction officers against inmates. […]