Traffic Controls Rip Poor, Violate Travelers’ Rights, Hirsch Says

Traffic Controls Rip Poor, Violate Travelers’ Rights, Hirsch Says

“CLAIMS OF THE COMMERCIAL STATE” by David Tulis, ©2017, Nooganomics (Feb. 17, 2017) — An appeal from a criminal case out of Lawrence County, Tenn., challenges state government’s control of the public right-of-way by commercial regulation, a system that Jan. 1 began using license plate readers to verify whether motorists stopped under probable cause have […]

Report: Three Riots in Shelby County Jail Since October, Officer “Briefly Held Hostage”

Report:  Three Riots in Shelby County Jail Since October, Officer “Briefly Held Hostage”

INMATE ALLEGES “3 RIOTS AND ONE PEACEFUL PROTEST” by Sharon Rondeau (Feb. 2, 2017) — Last week, The Post & Email received a letter dated January 18, 2017 in which an inmate at the Shelby County jail in Memphis, TN conveyed a heretofore unreported story to this publication of three “riots” plus a “peaceful” protest […]

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 […]

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 […]

How Does Athens Federal Community Bank “Salute” Veterans?

How Does Athens Federal Community Bank “Salute” Veterans?

BANK PRESIDENT & CEO, FORMER GRAND JURY FOREMAN, ADMITTED VETERAN DID NOT COMMIT PERJURY by Sharon Rondeau (Jan. 14, 2017) — A sign saying “We Salute Our Vets” outside of the Athens Federal Community Bank in Athens, TN is belied by the actions of the bank’s president and CEO, Jeffrey L. Cunningham, who was the […]

New Rule Issued to Prohibit Horse Soring

New Rule Issued to Prohibit Horse Soring

A “CELEBRATION” FOR MANY by Sharon Rondeau (Jan. 13, 2017) — As predicted by animal-cruelty activist BillyGoBoy on Thursday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) on Friday issued a new regulation with the purpose of better enforcing the Horse Protection Act of 1970, which forbids the showing or transporting of a “sore” horse. Soring is […]

Will the USDA Issue a New Rule on Soring?

Will the USDA Issue a New Rule on Soring?

ACTIVIST PREDICTS ANNOUNCEMENT “IMMINENT” by Sharon Rondeau (Jan. 12, 2017) — Horse welfare activist BillyGoBoy is reporting on his blog that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) is poised to announce a change in rules stemming from the 1970 Horse Protection Act which will “remove the ‘Pads and Chains’ from Tennessee Walking Horses, and […]

Will Pennsylvania Ruling Affect Other Inmates’ Lawsuits over Hepatitis C Treatment?

Will Pennsylvania Ruling Affect Other Inmates’ Lawsuits over Hepatitis C Treatment?

FEDERAL JUDGE RULES INMATE’S EIGHTH AMENDMENT RIGHTS MUST BE UPHELD BY MEDICAL TREATMENT by Sharon Rondeau (Jan. 5, 2017) — In a ruling issued on Tuesday, a federal judge for the Middle District of Pennsylvania wrote that an inmate diagnosed with Hepatitis C in 2015 should receive treatment for the disease from the Pennsylvania Department […]

Tennessee Group to Celebrate Bill of Rights Day December 15

Tennessee Group to Celebrate Bill of Rights Day December 15

LOCAL ORGANIZER ENCOURAGES ALL AMERICANS TO HOST GATHERINGS by Sharon Rondeau (Dec. 10, 2016) — Every year for the last 16 years, a small group of Dayton, TN citizens has commemorated December 15, Bill of Rights Day, with a banquet open to the public as seating is available. “We’ve had preachers, leaders, and this year […]

TTCC Inmate’s Relative: “The Guards Beat Up My Son”

TTCC Inmate’s Relative:  “The Guards Beat Up My Son”

“BLACKED HIS EYE AND CHOPPED HIS TOOTH” by Sharon Rondeau (Dec. 9, 2016) — In response to an article published in June regarding the now-infamous Trousdale Turner Correctional Center (TTCC) in Hartsville, TN, the following comment was submitted from an inmate’s relative on Friday morning: My son was finally transfered out of TrousdaleTurner Thank god […]

TDOC Spokeswoman Denies Reports of Prison Riot on Thanksgiving Day

TDOC Spokeswoman Denies Reports of Prison Riot on Thanksgiving Day

AT CORPORATE-RUN FACILITY by Sharon Rondeau (Dec. 6, 2016) — On Sunday morning, The Post & Email received a comment from the relative of an inmate at the Trousdale Turner Correctional Center (TTCC) operated by the private company CoreCivic, previously known as Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) alleging that the troubled facility has been in […]

DEMS Missed the Boat

DEMS Missed the Boat

“INFILTRATION” by OPOVV, ©2016 (Dec. 5, 2016) — “Good evening, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to ‘Pulse of the Nation,’ the ever-popular news show that takes you where others fear to tread. Hello, I’m your ‘Roving Reporter’ – that’s my name – broadcasting from an undisclosed location (actually, they refer to it as a ‘Misdirected […]

Report: Trousdale Turner Prison on Lockdown Since Thanksgiving

Report:  Trousdale Turner Prison on Lockdown Since Thanksgiving

“DOES ANYONE CARE?” by Anonymous Relative (Dec. 4, 2016) — [Editor’s Note:  The following was received as a comment on Sunday morning in response to The Post & Email’s June 8, 2016 article titled, “Report: Trousdale Turner Has Incurred Nine Inmate Deaths Since Opening.” The article referred to the Trousdale Turner Correctional Center (TTCC) in […]

Judgment Begins at the House of God

Judgment Begins at the House of God

“THIS IS ONLY THE BEGINNING OF EVILS” by a Tennessee Pastor (Dec. 4, 2016) — Tennessee belongs to the God of our Fathers. The Tenn. Centennial hymn was “Oh, Tennessee”, to the tune of the original Beulah Land. (The land of fair and balmy air…) Nashville was once called The New Jerusalem. Now liquor flows […]

Tennessee Inmate Describes “Hands-On Training” by Correction Officers

Tennessee Inmate Describes “Hands-On Training” by Correction Officers

“LIKE A CANCER ALL ACROSS THE REST OF THE STATE” by Sharon Rondeau (Nov. 13, 2016) — The Post & Email recently received a letter from an inmate at the Morgan County Correctional Complex (MCCX), reputed by some to be one of the better Tennessee prisons, describing “hands-on training” exercised by correction officers against inmates. […]

U.S. Supreme Court and Some States Clash on Life Sentences Without Parole for Juveniles

U.S. Supreme Court and Some States Clash on Life Sentences Without Parole for Juveniles

“CRUEL AND UNUSUAL PUNISHMENT?” by Sharon Rondeau (Nov. 1, 2016) — A letter received on Thursday from a Tennessee prison inmate highlighted the inconsistency between Tennessee state law and two U.S. Supreme Court decisions issued in 2012 and this past January, respectively, regarding life sentences for those who were under the age of 18 when […]

Walter Fitzpatrick Ejected From Witness Stand by Tennessee “Judge,” Part 3

Walter Fitzpatrick Ejected From Witness Stand by Tennessee “Judge,” Part 3

A “CONDESCENDING COURTROOM VERBAL DISSERTATION” by Sharon Rondeau (Sep. 30, 2016) — As related in earlier articles with this title in part 1 here and part 2 here, TDOC inmate Walter Francis Fitzpatrick, III described his having been subpoenaed to testify in an August 16 post-conviction hearing for an inmate from Shelby County. Fitzpatrick was […]

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