Report: Mixing Gang Members with Lower-Risk Inmates a Bad Combination

Report:  Mixing Gang Members with Lower-Risk Inmates a Bad Combination

“A PERFECT FORMULA FOR THE COMBUSTIBLE SITUATION” by Sharon Rondeau (May 11, 2017) — On April 10, a “disturbance” was reported by the Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) in which three correction officers at the Turney Center Industrial Complex (TCIX) in Only, TN were injured and subsequently hospitalized. The incident occurred two days earlier, on […]

Notes from Segregation

Notes from Segregation

“PENDING INVESTIGATION”…BUT OF WHAT? by Sharon Rondeau (May 5, 2017) — A letter received on Friday from Tennessee prison inmate Grenda Harmer details conditions in “segregation,” or solitary confinement, in a facility owned and operated by the private corporation CoreCivic as much worse than those in state-run institutions. As with the Trousdale Turner Correctional Center […]

SCCF Retaliates Against Whistleblower Inmate by Withholding Necessary Medications, Segregation

SCCF Retaliates Against Whistleblower Inmate by Withholding Necessary Medications, Segregation

“THEY KEPT ME ON A COLD PIECE OF STEEL FREEZING” by Sharon Rondeau (May 2, 2017) — Letters and documents received from a Tennessee inmate on Monday indicate that he is the object of retaliation by correction officers at the South Central Correctional Facility (SCCF) in Clifton, TN. SCCF is one of four privately-operated prisons […]

Report: MCCX Inmates Assaulted by Correction Officer

Report:  MCCX Inmates Assaulted by Correction Officer

FURTHER EVIDENCE OF “HANDS-ON TRAINING” by Sharon Rondeau (Apr. 9, 2017) — In what appears to be corroboration of recent accounts from inmates at the Morgan County Correctional Complex (MCCX) in Wartburg, TN, a reliable source has told The Post & Email that an inmate with possible special needs was “assaulted” and his cellmate “shoved […]

Response to Inmate Civil Rights Complaint Received from USDOJ

Response to Inmate Civil Rights Complaint Received from USDOJ

REQUESTS ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON “ALLEGATIONS OF RACIAL DISCRIMINATION AND RETALIATION” by Sharon Rondeau (Mar. 28, 2017) — On Monday, The Post & Email received a letter dated March 20, 2017 from Mr. Michael Alston, Director, U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office for Civil Rights in Washington, DC. The letter related to a […]

Is Judge Sandra Donaghy Another Amy Reedy?

Is Judge Sandra Donaghy Another Amy Reedy?

HAND-SELECTION OF GRAND JURY FOREMAN CONTINUES UNABATED by Sharon Rondeau (Mar. 21, 2017) — Through an Open Records request, on Monday Walter Francis Fitzpatrick, III received a copy of the McMinn County, TN public grand jury notice showing that the grand jury would convene at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday. He additionally received copies of grand […]

Fitzpatrick: Americans Must Take Responsibility for Corruption in their Own Communities

Fitzpatrick:  Americans Must Take Responsibility for Corruption in their Own Communities

“IT’S NOT PRESIDENT TRUMP’S JOB; IT’S OUR JOB” by Sharon Rondeau (Mar. 20, 2017) — In an interview on Sunday afternoon, LCDR Walter Francis Fitzpatrick, III (Ret.) told The Post & Email that the community of Athens, TN is exemplary of government tyranny brought about by inaction and a lack of vigilance on the part […]

Inmate Suggests Tennessee Prison System Should be Renamed

Inmate Suggests Tennessee Prison System Should be Renamed

TO “DEPARTMENT OF CORRUPTION” by Sharon Rondeau (Mar. 14, 2017) — In a letter received late last week, an inmate within the Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) system reported that in late February, there were seven inmate heroin overdoses at his facility, with two occurring on February 26 “one right behind the other.” “One survived, […]

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 […]

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