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 […]

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 […]

Inmate Provides Evidence of Pay for Nonexistent Job

Inmate Provides Evidence of Pay for Nonexistent Job

IS THIS HOW TENNESSEANS WANT THEIR TAX DOLLARS SPENT? by Sharon Rondeau (Apr. 10, 2017) — An inmate at the Trousdale Turner Correctional Center (TTCC) has informed The Post & Email that he has received wages for a prison job which “does not exist.” On March 31, 2017, Grenda Harmer contacted Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam, […]

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 […]