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 […]

Breaking News on George Raudenbush Case From Monroe County, TN

Breaking News on George Raudenbush Case From Monroe County, TN

WILL TENNESSEE’S CRIMES AGAINST ITS CITIZENS FINALLY BE THWARTED? by George Raudenbush, ©2016 (Aug. 31, 2016) — [Editor’s Note:  The following press release was received late Tuesday from George Raudenbush, a Christian missionary and former Tennessee state inmate whose traffic convictions were reversed by an appellate court in late 2013 resulting from Judge Carroll Lee […]

Are “Non-Affiliated” Inmates Discriminated Against at Trousdale?

Are “Non-Affiliated” Inmates Discriminated Against at Trousdale?

REPORT: GANG MEMBERS GIVEN PREFERENCE OVER “NON-AFFILIATED” INMATES FOR JOBS by Anonymous Inmate, Trousdale Turner Correctional Center (TTCC) (Aug. 24, 2016) — [Editor’s Note:  The following letter was received on Monday from an inmate not heard from previously by this publication. However, it is one of dozens of letters The Post & Email has received […]

DOJ to Cease Contracts with Private Prison Operators, But What About the States?

DOJ to Cease Contracts with Private Prison Operators, But What About the States?

AND TENNESSEE, IN PARTICULAR by Sharon Rondeau (Aug. 22, 2016) — On Thursday, Deputy Attorney Gen. Sally Q. Yates announced that the US Department of Justice would not renew contracts with private prison operators or would “substantially reduce its scope in a manner consistent with law and the overall decline of the bureau’s inmate population.” […]

Tennessee Prison Inmate Predicts: “Something is Going to Go Down”

Tennessee Prison Inmate Predicts:  “Something is Going to Go Down”

IS THE SIMMERING CAULDRON ABOUT TO BOIL OVER? by Sharon Rondeau (Aug. 5, 2016) — An inmate at the Trousdale Turner Correctional Center (TTCC) in Hartsville, TN wrote in a letter received on Thursday that despite small improvements noted at the facility over the past two months by some inmates, conditions have worsened. “I think […]

Should the Hawkins County, TN Jail be Shut Down?

Should the Hawkins County, TN Jail be Shut Down?

“WHAT IS GOING ON INSIDE THAT JAIL NEEDS TO STOP” by Sharon Rondeau (Jul. 19, 2016) — On July 7, The Post & Email received a letter from a Tennessee state prison inmate detailing allegations of inmate abuse at the Hawkins County jail in Rogersville, TN. As we had not previously reported on that particular […]

Report: Trousdale CCA Prison Taking “Most Dangerous Inmates”

Report:  Trousdale CCA Prison Taking “Most Dangerous Inmates”

“WHY CAN’T THEY OPEN A NEW FACILITY AND OPERATE IT SAFELY?” by Sharon Rondeau (Jun. 4, 2016) — [Editor’s Note:  A letter from a Tennessee inmate received on Saturday reports that a privately-run prison in Hartsville, Trousdale County, TN about which The Post & Email has written previously has taken in a significant number of […]

Tennessee Prison Confirms Walter Fitzpatrick “Still Here”

Tennessee Prison Confirms Walter Fitzpatrick “Still Here”

HEALTH AND WELFARE UNKNOWN by Sharon Rondeau (May 25, 2016) — Following approximately six weeks of silence from Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) inmate Walter Francis Fitzpatrick, III, The Post & Email contacted the West Tennessee State Penitentiary (WTSP) on Wednesday afternoon to inquire into his well-being. We were able to reach a female correction […]

Understaffing, Lack of Medical Care, Retaliation Reported at Privately-Run Tennessee Prison

Understaffing, Lack of Medical Care, Retaliation Reported at Privately-Run Tennessee Prison

“MODERN-DAY SLAVERY” by Sharon Rondeau (May 23, 2016) — Following two articles published last week prompted by letters received from an inmate recently relocated to a privately-operated prison in Hartsville, TN, The Post & Email has communicated with three individuals with firsthand knowledge of the conditions within the prison, which is by all accounts severely […]

Private Prison Corporation Representative Initially Responds to The Post & Email, Then Goes Dark and Quiet

Private Prison Corporation Representative Initially Responds to The Post & Email, Then Goes Dark and Quiet

QUESTIONS ABOUT INMATE CLASSIFICATIONS, STAFFING, POLICIES REMAIN UNANSWERED by Sharon Rondeau (May 20, 2016) — On Tuesday, The Post & Email shared excerpts of letters received from a Tennessee prison inmate describing his new surroundings in a privately-run, as opposed to state-run, prison. Correction Corporation of America (CCA) operates the newly-opened prison at Hartsville, TN […]

Inmate’s Story Echoes Those of Prison Abuse, Fraud, “Cover-Ups”

Inmate’s Story Echoes Those of Prison Abuse, Fraud, “Cover-Ups”

“NO PERSON IS SAFE” by Anonymous Inmate, NWCX, Tiptonville, TN (Mar. 5, 2016) — The letter below was received by The Post & Email on Friday, March 4 and corroborates the numerous reports received over the last year from other inmates describing prisoners-for-profit schemes and other abuses at NWCX, a Tennessee state prison located in […]

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