Tennessee Inmate Sends Petition to U.S. Senator Requesting FBI Investigation of Prison Conditions

Tennessee Inmate Sends Petition to U.S. Senator Requesting FBI Investigation of Prison Conditions

“WE NEED HELP WE NEED IT NOW” by Sharon Rondeau (Feb. 28, 2017) — An inmate at the Morgan County Correctional Complex (MCCX) in Wartburg, TN has written a letter and enclosed a petition signed by other inmates requesting that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) launch an investigation into “human rights violations” consisting of […]

Wheelchair-Bound Inmate Files Grievance on Alleged Punch to Ribcage by Correction Officer

Wheelchair-Bound Inmate Files Grievance on Alleged Punch to Ribcage by Correction Officer

“I LOST BALANCE AND FELL” by Sharon Rondeau (Feb. 26, 2017) — An inmate at Tennessee’s Morgan County Correctional Complex (MCCX) reported by means of a formal grievance that he was punched in his right rib cage by a correction officer early last month. The inmate, Richard A. Mayers, requires a wheelchair and has reported […]

The Post & Email Contacts the White House about Tennessee Prison Conditions

The Post & Email Contacts the White House about Tennessee Prison Conditions

“WORSE THAN DEPLORABLE” by Sharon Rondeau (Feb. 21, 2017) — The following letter was mailed to President Donald J. Trump on February 6, 2017 Regarding corruption and inhumane treatment alleged within Tennessee’s prisons, including those which are privately-operated. The Post & Email will publish any response it might receive from the administration.  The subject was […]

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) […]

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 […]

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 & […]

Prison Spokeswoman Contacted on Allegations of Lack of Medical Care, Uncontrolled Gang Activity

Prison Spokeswoman Contacted on Allegations of Lack of Medical Care, Uncontrolled Gang Activity

IN ATTEMPT TO PRESENT “BOTH SIDES OF THE STORY” by Sharon Rondeau (Dec. 30, 2016) — On Friday morning at 11:18 AM EST, The Post & Email sent the following message to Tennessee Department of Correction Communications Director Neysa Taylor: DOCUMENTATION – MEDICAL CONCERNS/ALLEGED DEFICIENCIES/GANGS Hello, Ms. Taylor, in the past you have requested documentation […]

TTCC Inmate Report: Facility “Severely Understaffed and Overwhelmed”

TTCC Inmate Report: Facility “Severely Understaffed and Overwhelmed”

REFERS TO THANKSGIVING DAY INCIDENT AS “BRUTAL GANG WAR” by Anonymous Inmate, Trousdale Turner Correctional Center (TTCC) (Dec. 14, 2016) — [Editor’s Note:  The following letter was received on Friday, December 9, from an inmate not previously heard from who is housed at the Trousdale Turner Correctional Center (TTCC) in Hartsville, TN. The information he […]

The Post & Email Reports Alleged Physical Abuse of Tennessee Inmate

The Post & Email Reports Alleged Physical Abuse of Tennessee Inmate

INMATE REPORTS FEAR FOR HIS LIFE by Sharon Rondeau (Nov. 30, 2016) — 2:21 p.m. EST – On Tuesday, The Post & Email received a letter from a Tennessee inmate alleging repeated physical abuse by a correction officer. Just minutes ago, we sent an email to Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) Communications Director Neysa Taylor […]

The Post & Email Contacts the Presidential Transition Team

The Post & Email Contacts the Presidential Transition Team

TENNESSEE, MILITARY, GOVERNMENT CORRUPTION by Sharon Rondeau (Nov. 13, 2016) — On Sunday morning, this writer sent the following message through the “Share Your Ideas” portal at the Presidential Transition Team website, greatagain.gov: I plan to continue my now-seven-year work at The Post & Email, an online newspaper which is citizen-driven, focusing on constitutional issues […]

Inmate Who Claimed Beating, Shattered Eardrum Relocated

Inmate Who Claimed Beating, Shattered Eardrum Relocated

“THANKING YOU MOST KINDLY” by Sharon Rondeau (Sep. 19, 2016) — In a July 30 article titled, “Can Prison Wardens Be Criminally Charged for Inmate Injuries Occurring Under Their Watch?” The Post & Email published a detailed letter from TDOC inmate Richard Mayers, who had written us three successive letters over a short period of time […]

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 […]

Tennessee Inmate Beaten Unconscious Describes Ordeal

Tennessee Inmate Beaten Unconscious Describes Ordeal

“HE HAS BLOOD ON HIS CLOTHES” by Sharon Rondeau (Jun. 27, 2016) — On June 14, 2016, The Post & Email first reported allegations received from a credible source that a West Tennessee State Penitentiary (WTSP) inmate had been beaten by a number of correction officers until unconscious in early April in apparent retaliation for […]

Reflections on Outgoing TDOC Commissioner Derrick Schofield

Reflections on Outgoing TDOC Commissioner Derrick Schofield

“IT’S ABOUT MONEY” by Anonymous Inmate, TTCC, Hartsville, Trousdale County, TN (Jun. 17, 2016) — [Editor’s Note:  The following letter shares an inmate’s thoughts about Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) Commissioner Derrick Schofield, who resigned his post earlier this month and will work his last day on Monday.  Schofield was appointed by Gov. Bill Haslam […]

Tennessee Taxpayers: This is What You Are Paying For

Tennessee Taxpayers:  This is What You Are Paying For

WHEN WILL THE BEATINGS STOP? by Sharon Rondeau (Mar. 7, 2016) — The inmate who wrote the following letter, which was received on Monday and describes unwarranted beatings of inmates by correction officers reported previously that he was the victim of a beating at the Northwest Correctional Complex (NWCX), after which he was reclassified and […]

Report: Audit Says Tennessee Prisons “Smoothly Operating”

Report:  Audit Says Tennessee Prisons “Smoothly Operating”

ARE THEY IN THEIR OWN WORLD? by Sharon Rondeau (Oct. 8, 2015) — Following a request for an external audit of Tennessee’s prison system by Department of Corrections Commissioner Derrick Schofield, the American Correctional Assocation (ACA) reportedly found that while a new system to figure overtime pay for corrections officers was troublesome and assaults could […]

Inmates with Serious Medical Conditions Allege Inadequate Treatment by Tennessee Department of Correction

Inmates with Serious Medical Conditions Allege Inadequate Treatment by Tennessee Department of Correction

CHRONIC KIDNEY FAILURE, MULTIPLE HERNIAS, CONGESTIVE HEART FAILURE by Sharon Rondeau (Sep. 14, 2015) — Early on Monday afternoon, The Post & Email sent a message to four Tennessee legislators regarding two seriously ill inmates housed at the Northwest Correctional Complex (NWCX) in Tiptonville. The legislators are Sen. Ken Yager, Sen. Ed Jackson, Sen. Thelma […]

Tipton County, TN Circuit Court Judge Tells Mike Parsons to “Google” Answers to Questions about Court’s Lawfulness

Tipton County, TN Circuit Court Judge Tells Mike Parsons to “Google” Answers to Questions about Court’s Lawfulness

DODGES QUERIES ON CONSTITUTIONALITY, OBSERVANCE OF COURT RULES by Sharon Rondeau (Aug. 2, 2015) — In a hearing on Friday at the “Tipton County Circuit Court,” Mike Parsons, who was indicted in March on two charges of firearms possession as a convicted felon, asked Judge Joe Walker to identify in which type of court the […]

Is There Racism in Tennessee’s Prisons?

Is There Racism in Tennessee’s Prisons?

WHITE INMATE AND BLACK INMATE RECEIVE UNEQUAL TREATMENT IN SIMILAR CIRCUMSTANCES by Sharon Rondeau (Jul. 31, 2015) — On Friday, The Post & Email received a second letter from Mr. Jerome Johnson, an inmate at Tennessee’s Northwest Correctional Complex (NWCX) who has become acquainted with Walter Francis Fitzpatrick, III. Fitzpatrick has been an inmate at […]