U.S. Supreme Court and Some States Clash on Life Sentences Without Parole for Juveniles

U.S. Supreme Court and Some States Clash on Life Sentences Without Parole for Juveniles

“CRUEL AND UNUSUAL PUNISHMENT?” by Sharon Rondeau (Nov. 1, 2016) — A letter received on Thursday from a Tennessee prison inmate highlighted the inconsistency between Tennessee state law and two U.S. Supreme Court decisions issued in 2012 and this past January, respectively, regarding life sentences for those who were under the age of 18 when […]

Inmate Reports “Sleeping on Raw Metal”

Inmate Reports “Sleeping on Raw Metal”

AT PIKEVILLE, TN FACILITY by Sharon Rondeau (Jul. 28, 2016) — A letter received on Thursday from an inmate at the Bledsoe County Correctional Complex (BCCX) reports that last Thursday, he “was taken to segregation without being old why” and not provided a standard sleeping mat, which resulted in his “having to sleep on raw […]

Friend of Walter Fitzpatrick Asks Tennessee Officials to Stop Monroe County’s Retaliation

“UNFAIR AND CRUEL PENALTY” January 19, 2012 Dear Editor: The following letter has been sent to Tennessee Sens. Lamar Alexander and Sen. Robert Corker and Gov. Bill Haslam. January 19, 2012 Re: The incarceration of Walter Francis Fitzpatrick in Monroe County, TN Dear                                          : I am writing to you today on behalf of my friend, […]

Fitzpatrick Visitor: Jail Conditions “Absolutely Horrendous”

RAT INFESTATION IN KITCHEN REPORTED by Sharon Rondeau (Nov. 7, 2011) — A visitor who spoke with Walter Francis Fitzpatrick, III on November 6 for about 30 minutes via the jail telephone has told The Post & Email that the jail’s kitchen is “infested” with rats and the women prisoners are on the verge of […]

Affidavit Re: Incarceration of Walter Francis Fitzpatrick, III

HORRIFIC CONDITIONS REPORTED AND OBSERVED by M. J. Blanchard (Oct. 31, 2011) — The following information was taken from notes entered on an ACLU supermax check list and a recording made immediately after an interview was conducted of Walter Fitzpatrick III on October 30, 2011 at ~ 0900 hours.  The interview took place during visiting […]