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 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 […]

If the FBI Can Investigate Prison Crimes in Mississippi and Georgia, Why Not Tennessee?

If the FBI Can Investigate Prison Crimes in Mississippi and Georgia, Why Not Tennessee?

“EQUAL PROTECTION OF THE LAWS,” OR JUST IN SOME PLACES? by Sharon Rondeau (Feb. 5, 2017) — An announcement dated February 2 at the website of the U.S. Department of Justice states that two Mississippi correction officers pleaded guilty in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi to using excessive force against […]

Inmate Letters Continue to Contradict Private Prison Company’s Claim of Safety, Efficiency

Inmate Letters Continue to Contradict Private Prison Company’s Claim of Safety, Efficiency

“WE HAD A STABBING DURING LUNCH…” by Sharon Rondeau (Jan. 25, 2017) — On Sunday, the Knoxville News Sentinel published a guest editorial by Harley Lappin, Chief Corrections Officer and Executive Vice President of CoreCivic, a private prison operator based in Nashville. In his column, Lappin defended the company’s record of reportedly lowering costs and […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

TTCC Inmate Reports “Crazy” Situation with Medications

TTCC Inmate Reports “Crazy” Situation with Medications

“THESE PEOPLE COULD CARE LESS” by Sharon Rondeau (Sep. 17, 2016) — Since early May, The Post & Email has reported on a myriad of problems at the Trousdale Turner Correctional Center (TTCC) in Hartsville, TN stemming from severe short-staffing and what appears to be lackadaisical and ineffectual management. TTCC is owned and operated by […]

Reports of Continued Dire Conditions at Trousdale County, TN Prison

Reports of Continued Dire Conditions at Trousdale County, TN Prison

CLAIM:  MEDICATIONS NOT DISPENSED WHILE PRISON ON FREQUENT LOCKDOWN by Sharon Rondeau (Sep. 12, 2016) — A number of reports received since Friday evening continue to paint a dire picture of the Trousdale Turner Correctional Center (TTCC), in Hartsville, TN in Trousdale County. The prison opened in January and has been plagued with a variety […]

Trousdale Inmate Reports Privileges Earned Are Disregarded

Trousdale Inmate Reports Privileges Earned Are Disregarded

IN FAVOR OF NEW ARRIVALS by Sharon Rondeau (Sep. 6, 2016) — An inmate at the Trousdale Turner Correctional Center (TTCC) in Hartsville, TN reported through a letter received on Tuesday that despite his having arrived at the facility in late April as a minimum-security prisoner eager to work and with a history of good […]

Report: Gang Members “Jumped,” Beat Inmate to Steal New Pair of Shoes

Report:  Gang Members “Jumped,” Beat Inmate to Steal New Pair of Shoes

TENNESSEE’S PRISON GULAG by Sharon Rondeau (Sep. 3, 2016) — A family of an inmate housed at the Trousdale Turner Correctional Center (TTCC) in Hartsville, TN in for The Post Email on Saturday night that following the listing of a five-day lockdown, “they were taken off  this am. Then 2 hours later 6 gang members […]

Are “Non-Affiliated” Inmates Discriminated Against at Trousdale?

Are “Non-Affiliated” Inmates Discriminated Against at Trousdale?

REPORT: GANG MEMBERS GIVEN PREFERENCE OVER “NON-AFFILIATED” INMATES FOR JOBS by Anonymous Inmate, Trousdale Turner Correctional Center (TTCC) (Aug. 24, 2016) — [Editor’s Note:  The following letter was received on Monday from an inmate not heard from previously by this publication. However, it is one of dozens of letters The Post & Email has received […]

Report: Another Inmate Death at Trousdale County Correctional Center

Report:  Another Inmate Death at Trousdale County Correctional Center

GANGS DOMINATE PRIVATELY-RUN PRISON WHOSE MANAGEMENT WILL NOT ANSWER QUESTIONS by Sharon Rondeau (Aug. 20, 2016) — On Friday evening, The Post & Email spoke with a relative of an inmate at the Trousdale County Correctional Center (TTCC) in Hartsville, TN, a privately-owned facility opened in January amid a staffing shortage which has allowed for […]

Is the Hawkins County Jail Abusing Inmates?

Is the Hawkins County Jail Abusing Inmates?

INMATE FORMERLY HOUSED THERE ALLEGES BEATINGS, EXTENDED LOCKDOWN PERIODS, DEATHS by Sharon Rondeau (Jul. 7, 2016) — In a recent letter from a Tennessee state inmate, The Post & Email was told that the Hawkins County, TN jail carries out off-camera beatings of inmates and that the facility is “one of the worst jails around.” […]

Multiple Eyewitness Accounts About CCA Prison Continue to Pour In

Multiple Eyewitness Accounts About CCA Prison Continue to Pour In

“THEY’VE BEEN ON THE NEWS FOR THE LAST FEW DAYS” by Sharon Rondeau (Jun. 5, 2016) — As has occurred over the last five weeks, letters from inmates at the Trousdale Turner Correctional Center (TTCC) in Hartsville, TN continue to arrive describing draconian conditions within the newly-minted facility which opened its doors in January. As […]