Insider Sources Looking Forward to WSMV Series on Private Prison Corruption

Insider Sources Looking Forward to WSMV Series on Private Prison Corruption

“IT’S BEEN A LONG JOURNEY” by Sharon Rondeau (Jun. 19, 2017) — As The Post & Email has reported since Friday, Nashville-based television station WSMV will be launching a four-part series at 6:00 PM CDT beginning on Monday and running through Thursday on the subject of corruption, substandard care, short-staffing, deaths and injuries within two […]

Inmate Letter: “I Cut a Main Artery in My Arm”

Inmate Letter:  “I Cut a Main Artery in My Arm”

REPORTS “NO RECORD OF THE INCIDENT” by Sharon Rondeau (May 26, 2017) — On Friday, The Post & Email received a letter from an inmate at the Trousdale Turner Correctional Center (TTCC) in Hartsville, TN detailing a mental-health condition which led him to reportedly attempt suicide. The inmate is the second from the Hartsville facility, […]

Inmate Says Medical Care “a Joke” at Private Tennessee Facility

Inmate Says Medical Care “a Joke” at Private Tennessee Facility

“HALF THE TIME THEY DON’T BRING” MEDICATIONS by Sharon Rondeau (May 22, 2017) — A letter received on Monday from an inmate at the Trousdale Turner Correctional Center (TTCC) in Hartsville, TN reinforces numerous reports received over the last year detailing very limited visitation, cold meals served at irregular times, long-term lockdown periods when inmates […]

Report: Medications Restored to SCCF Inmate…

Report:  Medications Restored to SCCF Inmate…

FOR THE SECOND TIME by Sharon Rondeau (May 18, 2017) — In a letter received on Thursday, Tennessee state inmate Grenda Harmer reported that beginning on Sunday afternoon, three prescription medications which were inexplicably discontinued approximately three weeks ago were dispensed. Shortly after arriving at SCCF from another CoreCivic-operated institution on April 5, Harmer reported […]

Why Have Policies if They Are Not Followed?

Why Have Policies if They Are Not Followed?

INMATE’S MEDICATIONS WITHHELD BY PRIVATE PRISON FOR MORE THAN TWO WEEKS by Sharon Rondeau (May 13, 2017) — On April 27, 2017, Tennessee inmate Grenda Harmer was placed in segregation, or solitary confinement, at the South Central Correctional Facility (SCCF) on a “pending investigation” (PI) status. One of the reasons alleged for PI status was […]

Report: Mixing Gang Members with Lower-Risk Inmates a Bad Combination

Report:  Mixing Gang Members with Lower-Risk Inmates a Bad Combination

“A PERFECT FORMULA FOR THE COMBUSTIBLE SITUATION” by Sharon Rondeau (May 11, 2017) — On April 10, a “disturbance” was reported by the Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) in which three correction officers at the Turney Center Industrial Complex (TCIX) in Only, TN were injured and subsequently hospitalized. The incident occurred on Sunday, April 9, […]

Notes from Segregation

Notes from Segregation

“PENDING INVESTIGATION”…BUT OF WHAT? by Sharon Rondeau (May 5, 2017) — A letter received on Friday from Tennessee prison inmate Grenda Harmer details conditions in “segregation,” or solitary confinement, in a facility owned and operated by the private corporation CoreCivic as much worse than those in state-run institutions. As with the Trousdale Turner Correctional Center […]

Inmate Asks Prison Commissioner to Uphold Medical Care Contract

Inmate Asks Prison Commissioner to Uphold Medical Care Contract

IN PRIVATELY-OWNED PRISONS by Sharon Rondeau (May 4, 2017) — On a myriad of occasions, The Post & Email has reported that inmates and their relatives have related over the past year that medical care at the Trousdale Turner Correctional Center (TTCC) in Hartsville, TN is substandard and that specifically, prescription medications are not dispensed […]

Is a Sgt. Cashmore Beating Up Inmates at MCCX?

Is a Sgt. Cashmore Beating Up Inmates at MCCX?

“GRABBED ME BY THE THROAT AND PUNCHED ME IN THE EYE” by Sharon Rondeau (May 4, 2017) — The following account is not the first which The Post & Email has received indicating that a particular correction officer at the Morgan County Correctional Complex (MCCX) in Wartburg, TN assaults inmates without provocation and in violation […]

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 […]

SCCF Retaliates Against Whistleblower Inmate by Withholding Necessary Medications, Segregation

SCCF Retaliates Against Whistleblower Inmate by Withholding Necessary Medications, Segregation

“THEY KEPT ME ON A COLD PIECE OF STEEL FREEZING” by Sharon Rondeau (May 2, 2017) — Letters and documents received from a Tennessee inmate on Monday indicate that he is the object of retaliation by correction officers at the South Central Correctional Facility (SCCF) in Clifton, TN. SCCF is one of four privately-operated prisons […]

Was an Attack on Tennessee Correction Officers Truly “Unprovoked?”

Was an Attack on Tennessee Correction Officers Truly “Unprovoked?”

REPORT:  INMATES DENIED MEDICATIONS FOR THREE DAYS PRIOR TO INCIDENT by Sharon Rondeau (Apr. 17, 2017) — On April 8, 2017, three correction officers were injured at the Turney Center Industrial Complex (TCIX) in Only, TN allegedly by 16 inmates with possible “security threat group,” or gang, affiliations. One of the officers was reportedly taken […]

Inmate Reports “Thumbs-Up” From TTCC Staffer Despite Investigation, Retaliation, Relocation

Inmate Reports “Thumbs-Up” From TTCC Staffer Despite Investigation, Retaliation, Relocation

“I’VE DONE NOTHING WRONG” by Sharon Rondeau (Apr. 13, 2017) — As The Post & Email reported on Wednesday, on April 3, then-TTCC inmate Grenda Harmer was approached in the prison law library by two correction officers who confiscated the documents on which he had been working and launched an “investigation” while beginning punitive measures […]

Report: MCCX Inmates Assaulted by Correction Officer

Report:  MCCX Inmates Assaulted by Correction Officer

FURTHER EVIDENCE OF “HANDS-ON TRAINING” by Sharon Rondeau (Apr. 9, 2017) — In what appears to be corroboration of recent accounts from inmates at the Morgan County Correctional Complex (MCCX) in Wartburg, TN, a reliable source has told The Post & Email that an inmate with possible special needs was “assaulted” and his cellmate “shoved […]

Source Confirms Tennessee’s MCCX as “Hands-On” Prison

Source Confirms Tennessee’s MCCX as “Hands-On” Prison

“BEATEN DOWN” by Sharon Rondeau (Apr. 3, 2017) — The Post & Email has learned from a reliable source that a description of the Morgan County Correctional Complex (MCCX) as being a “hands-on” facility, where correction officers batter the inmates, is accurate. Prisoners at the Wartburg, TN facility have previously communicated to The Post & […]

Report: Private Prison’s “Post Orders” Routinely Abrogated

Report:  Private Prison’s “Post Orders” Routinely Abrogated

“CLEARLY VIOLATES SECURITY PROTOCOL” by Sharon Rondeau (Apr. 1, 2017) — On March 8, a Tennessee prison inmate wrote to an official at the Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) to inform him that a contracted security officer’s actions within his section, or “pod,” of the prison posed a “security threat.” A subsequent March 18, 2017 […]

Response to Inmate Civil Rights Complaint Received from USDOJ

Response to Inmate Civil Rights Complaint Received from USDOJ

REQUESTS ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON “ALLEGATIONS OF RACIAL DISCRIMINATION AND RETALIATION” by Sharon Rondeau (Mar. 28, 2017) — On Monday, The Post & Email received a letter dated March 20, 2017 from Mr. Michael Alston, Director, U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office for Civil Rights in Washington, DC. The letter related to a […]

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