Inmate Reports Cell Temperatures Reach 100 Degrees or More

Inmate Reports Cell Temperatures Reach 100 Degrees or More

COMPARES PRIVATE PRISON’S CONDITIONS TO ILLEGAL TREATMENT OF ANIMALS by Sharon Rondeau (Aug. 7, 2017) — In a letter received on Monday dated August 1, 2017, an inmate at the South Central Correctional Facility (SCCF) in Clifton, TN reported that over the summer, cell temperatures have reached or exceeded 100°F due to a faulty air-circulation […]

Tennessee Denies Responsibility for Actions of Private Prison Employees

Tennessee Denies Responsibility for Actions of Private Prison Employees

BASED ON CASE LAW by Sharon Rondeau (Jul. 2, 2017) — Earlier this year, Tennessee inmate Ronald Allen, #356042, filed a complaint with the Claims Commission of the State of Tennessee, Middle Division, alleging “negligent care, custody or control of personal property and persons” arising from his incarceration at the Trousdale Turner Correctional Center (TTCC) […]

Former Tennessee Prison Oversight Committee Reported “High Degree of Violence”

Former Tennessee Prison Oversight Committee Reported “High Degree of Violence”

AT PRIVATELY-RUN PRISON by Sharon Rondeau (May 2, 2017) — A 2008 “Special Report” filed with the Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury, Division of State Audit conceded that there existed “a history of a high level of violence” at a privately-run facility. The prison identified was the South Central Correctional Facility (SCCF) in Clifton, one […]

TTCC Raids Inmate’s Cell for Post & Email Correspondence, Relocates Inmate in Dark of Night

TTCC Raids Inmate’s Cell for Post & Email Correspondence, Relocates Inmate in Dark of Night

“THAT WOMAN IN MASSACHUSETTS” by Sharon Rondeau (Apr. 12, 2017) — On Tuesday, The Post & Email received three letters from Tennessee inmate Grenda Harmer, one with a return address of the Trousdale Turner Correctional Center (TTCC), where he has been housed since last July to our knowledge. The remaining two envelopes show a return […]

The Post & Email Asks One Simple Question of the TDOC

The Post & Email Asks One Simple Question of the TDOC

BUT WILL WE RECEIVE AN ANSWER? by Sharon Rondeau (Mar. 16, 2017) — On Thursday, The Post & Email received a copy of a letter from TTCC inmate Grenda Harmer written to nurse Sue Smith of Correct Care Solutions, the provider contracted by TTCC owner/operator CoreCivic to supply in-house medical care. TTCC has been reported […]

White House Press Secretary: Acting AG “Relieved” After Refusing to Uphold Travel Order

White House Press Secretary:  Acting AG “Relieved” After Refusing to Uphold Travel Order

“YOU’RE FIRED“ by Sharon Rondeau (Jan. 30, 2017) — On Monday evening, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer tweeted, and mainstream media subsequently reported, that Acting Attorney General Sally Yates was “relieved” of her duties after refusing to uphold President Donald Trump’s executive order barring new arrivals from seven Middle-Eastern countries and a 120-day ban […]

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 Prison Now in Federal Sight

Tennessee Prison Now in Federal Sight

BUT WILL ANYTHING BE DONE? by Sharon Rondeau (Oct. 4, 2016) — On Tuesday an individual from the U.S. House of Representatives was reading a story at The Post & Email written in June about the Trousdale Turner Correctional Center (TTCC), a privately-run prison located in Trousdale County, TN. Since early May, The Post & […]

Tennessee Inmate: “Your Hard Work Payed Off”

Tennessee Inmate:  “Your Hard Work Payed Off”

“I CAN’T SAY THANK YOU ENOUGH” by Anonymous Inmate, Trousdale County Correctional Center (TTCC) (Sep. 2, 2016) — [Editor’s Note:  The following letter was received on Friday from an inmate who has been writing to The Post & Email regularly about the conditions at the above-stated prison, which has been plagued with problems since its […]

DOJ to Cease Contracts with Private Prison Operators, But What About the States?

DOJ to Cease Contracts with Private Prison Operators, But What About the States?

AND TENNESSEE, IN PARTICULAR by Sharon Rondeau (Aug. 22, 2016) — On Thursday, Deputy Attorney Gen. Sally Q. Yates announced that the US Department of Justice would not renew contracts with private prison operators or would “substantially reduce its scope in a manner consistent with law and the overall decline of the bureau’s inmate population.” […]

Sources: Slight Improvements Noted at Trousdale Turner Correctional Center

Sources:  Slight Improvements Noted at Trousdale Turner Correctional Center

PRIVATE SECURITY GUARDS, NO EMPLOYMENT, INACCESSIBILITY OF LAW LIBRARY REMAIN by Sharon Rondeau (Jul. 1, 2016) — Two inmates at the Trousdale Turner Correctional Complex (TTCC) with whom The Post & Email has been corresponding have reported this week that minor improvements in living conditions at the facility have been made. Both inmates wrote in […]