New Inmate: TTCC “Worst Facility”

New Inmate:  TTCC “Worst Facility”

“DYSFUNCTIONAL” by Sharon Rondeau (Feb. 24, 2017) — In a letter received on Tuesday, an inmate who has been housed in virtually all of Tennessee’s 14 prisons over a number of years described the Trousdale Turner Correctional Center (TTCC) as “the worst facility or institution that I have been in.” TTCC is owned and operated […]

Inmate Alleges Abuse of Contracted Workers by Private Prison Operator

Inmate Alleges Abuse of Contracted Workers by Private Prison Operator

AND “FAKE JOBS” FOR INMATES AT TAXPAYERS’ EXPENSE by Sharon Rondeau (Feb. 21, 2017) — An inmate at the Trousdale Turner Correctional Complex (TTCC) in Hartsville, TN who has provided a recent number of reports alleging a prisoners-for-profit scheme, violated administrative policies and gang violence at the privately-run prison alleged in a February 4, 2017 […]

Whistleblower Inmate “Quickly” Dropped from Pro-Social Life Skills Class

Whistleblower Inmate “Quickly” Dropped from Pro-Social Life Skills Class

AFTER FILING COMPLAINT, THREATENING TO EXPOSE ALLEGED SCHEME BY PRISON TO GARNER FEDERAL DOLLARS by Sharon Rondeau (Feb. 18, 2017) — An inmate at the Trousdale Turner Correctional Complex (TTCC) in Hartsville, TN who recently blew the whistle on his placement in and ineligibility for the Pro-Social Life Skills class reports that his enrollment was […]

Inmate Demands Removal from Same Course Cited by Walter Fitzpatrick

Inmate Demands Removal from Same Course Cited by Walter Fitzpatrick

“STOP THIS FRAUDULENT ACT” by Sharon Rondeau (Feb. 12, 2017) — An inmate at the Trousdale Turner Correctional Complex (TTCC) in Hartsville, TN has filed a complaint similar to that made by Walter Francis Fitzpatrick, III almost two years ago when he was forced into the Pro-Social Life Skills (PSLS) class at Northwest Correctional Complex […]

Report: Lawsuit Accuses CoreCivic, TDOC of Failing to Treat Diabetics at Hartsville Prison

Report:  Lawsuit Accuses CoreCivic, TDOC of Failing to Treat Diabetics at Hartsville Prison

FOLLOWING DOZENS OF REPORTS OF INADEQUATE MEDICAL CARE by Sharon Rondeau (Feb. 10, 2017) — The Nashville Scene has reported that a federal lawsuit alleges that private prison operator CoreCivic has failed to provide adequate medical care to diabetics at the Trousdale Turner Correctional Center (TTCC) in Hartsville, TN. The Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) […]

Private Prison Company Reports Higher Earnings, Citing Hartsville, TN Facility

Private Prison Company Reports Higher Earnings, Citing Hartsville, TN Facility

ARE THE INMATES RIGHT? by Sharon Rondeau (Feb. 9, 2017) — A NASDAQ report by private prison operator CoreCivic dated February 8, 2017 indicates the company earned increased revenues during the fourth quarter of 2016 and 2016 overall as compared to 2015. Formerly Corrections Corporation of America (CCA), CoreCivic operates detention facilities, reentry programs and […]

TTCC Inmate Reports Guards “Allow Junkies to Run Wild”

TTCC Inmate Reports Guards “Allow Junkies to Run Wild”

IS AN INVESTIGATION IN ORDER? by Sharon Rondeau (Feb. 6, 2017) — An inmate at the Trousdale Turner Correctional Center (TTCC) in Hartsville, TN told The Post & Email in a letter received Friday that both regular employees and contractors from G4S, a private security company supplying stand-in correction officers, “allowed these junkies to run […]

The Post & Email Contacts CoreCivic’s Executive Vice President on Inmate Allegations

The Post & Email Contacts CoreCivic’s Executive Vice President on Inmate Allegations

AT TROUSDALE TURNER CORRECTIONAL CENTER by Sharon Rondeau (Feb. 1, 2017) — On January 24, The Post & Email anonymously published a letter from an inmate alleging delayed medical care followed by a suicide attempt after being left in a shower stall for two days. The inmate reported that out of desperation, he assaulted a […]

Report: Disabled Tennessee Inmate Waiting More than Three Years for Prosthetic Limb

Report:  Disabled Tennessee Inmate Waiting More than Three Years for Prosthetic Limb

“I STILL DO NOT HAVE A LEG” by Sharon Rondeau (Jan. 31, 2017) — On Tuesday, The Post & Email received a letter from an inmate at the Northwest Correctional Complex (NWCX) in Tiptonville, TN regarding an unresolved medical issue compounded by a stroke and its aftermath. The inmate is presently confined to a wheelchair.  […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Tennessee Inmate Again the Victim of “Hands-On” Training

Tennessee Inmate Again the Victim of “Hands-On” Training

WHERE IS THE “HUMANITY AND KINDNESS?” by Sharon Rondeau (Jan. 10, 2017) — In a letter received on Monday, TDOC inmate Richard A. Mayers, who previously reported having witnessed “hands-on” training on the part of correction officers against other inmates, has now reported experiencing it once again himself. When Mayers first contacted The Post & […]

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 […]

Tennessee Prison Inmate Authors “Book” About Prison Issues

Tennessee Prison Inmate Authors “Book” About Prison Issues

ALLEGES ASSAULTS ON INMATES, CONTRACT CORRUPTION, BILKING OF TAXPAYERS by Sharon Rondeau (Jan. 5, 2017) — Earlier this week, The Post & Email received an oversized package from an inmate at the Turney Center Industrial Complex (TCIC) in Only, TN measuring nearly two inches in height. We had received a letter from the same inmate, […]

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