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 […]

Inmate Provides Reasons for Hunger Strike 32 Days On

Inmate Provides Reasons for Hunger Strike 32 Days On

“LET’S PRAY THIS ENDS WELL FOR ME” by Sharon Rondeau (Jul. 7, 2017) — In a bulky envelope received on Monday, Tennessee inmate Grenda Ray Harmer, #88710, enclosed a copy of a June 29 letter written to Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) Commissioner Tony Parker enumerating 11 reasons for his having launched a hunger strike […]

Reprise: CoreCivic Pays Inmate for “Ghost Job”

Reprise:  CoreCivic Pays Inmate for “Ghost Job”

“LET’S SEE HOW THEY EXPLAIN THIS ONE” by Sharon Rondeau (Jul. 6, 2017) — On Thursday, as also occurred on Monday, The Post & Email received three separate envelopes from TDOC inmate Grenda Ray Harmer, #88710, who has been on a hunger strike since the early afternoon of June 5. As Harmer stated in correspondence […]

“Notes from Underground”

“Notes from Underground”

REPORT:  CORRECTION OFFICERS JOKE ABOUT FOOD TO INMATE ON LENGTHY HUNGER STRIKE by Sharon Rondeau (Jul. 5, 2017) — The journal entries which follow were sent by Tennessee inmate Grenda Harmer, #88710, who has been on a hunger strike for a month to protest harsh treatment he said he received upon his arrival at the […]

Reports: Hunger-Strikers Can Survive between 40 and 73 Days

Reports:  Hunger-Strikers Can Survive between 40 and 73 Days

BUT ORGAN FAILURE, SEIZURES, HALLUCINATIONS CAN OCCUR SOONER by Sharon Rondeau (Jul. 1, 2017) — The Scientific American has reported that a number of variables influence how long a terminally-ill person or one on a hunger strike can survive, including whether or not adequate hydration is available. A report on the subject in Business Insider […]

It is Up to the TDOC Whether an Inmate Lives or Dies

It is Up to the TDOC Whether an Inmate Lives or Dies

“IF I MAKE IT THROUGH THIS HUNGER STRIKE…” by Sharon Rondeau (Jul. 1, 2017) — On Saturday, The Post & Email received a letter, now few and far between, from Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) inmate Grenda Ray Harmer, #88710, who launched a hunger strike on June 5. Harmer said his protest stemmed from poor […]

How Long Can a Hunger Strike Last?

How Long Can a Hunger Strike Last?

“I’M VERY WEAK AND WOULD LIKE TO EAT” by Sharon Rondeau (Jun. 26, 2017) — After more than two weeks, on Monday The Post & Email received a letter from Tennessee inmate Grenda Harmer, #88710, who began a hunger strike on June 5 at the Morgan County Correctional Complex (MCCX). Harmer’s situation was discussed on […]

Exclusive Prelude to Monday’s Bombshell Report

Exclusive Prelude to Monday’s Bombshell Report

NASHVILLE TELEVISION STATION TO AIR SERIES ON INFAMOUS PRIVATE TENNESSEE PRISONS by Sharon Rondeau (Jun. 17, 2017) — As word has already spread prior to a special report to be issued on Monday, The Post & Email can confirm that WSMV-Channel 4 in Nashville will be broadcasting a four-part series focusing on the Trousdale Turner […]

Report: Tennessee Inmate on Hunger Strike After Relocation, Destruction of Property

Report:  Tennessee Inmate on Hunger Strike After Relocation, Destruction of Property

“YOU WON’T BE NEEDING THIS” by Sharon Rondeau (Jun. 12, 2017) — On Monday, after receiving a well-sourced report that Tennessee state inmate Grenda Harmer had been relocated from the South Central Correctional Facility (SCCF) to the Morgan County Correctional Complex (MCCX) on June 3, we received a letter from Harmer detailing confiscation of his […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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