Acid Reflux Medication Reinstated to TTCC Inmate

Acid Reflux Medication Reinstated to TTCC Inmate

“I’M HAPPY AND FEELING BETTER BECAUSE OF YOUR EFFORTS” by Sharon Rondeau (Mar. 27, 2017) — On Monday The Post & Email learned that a Tennessee prison inmate who had reported the discontinuation approximately a month ago of prescription Prilosec, used to treat acid reflux disease, is once again receiving it. We had first reported […]

The Post & Email Asks One Simple Question of the TDOC

The Post & Email Asks One Simple Question of the TDOC

BUT WILL WE RECEIVE AN ANSWER? by Sharon Rondeau (Mar. 16, 2017) — On Thursday, The Post & Email received a copy of a letter from TTCC inmate Grenda Harmer written to nurse Sue Smith of Correct Care Solutions, the provider contracted by TTCC owner/operator CoreCivic to supply in-house medical care. TTCC has been reported […]

Report: TTCC Private Security Contract Canceled

Report:  TTCC Private Security Contract Canceled

SHORT-STAFFING NOW EVEN MORE PRONOUNCED; LOCKDOWN IMMINENTLY EXPECTED by Sharon Rondeau (Mar. 15, 2017) — In a letter dated March 4, 2017 to Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam, an inmate at the Trousdale Turner Correctional Center (TTCC) in Hartsville, TN alleged that the CEO of the prison operator and the Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) commissioner […]

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, […]

Inmate Reports Prison Staff “Going Slow” on Emergency Grievance for Denial of Medication

Inmate Reports Prison Staff “Going Slow” on Emergency Grievance for Denial of Medication

MUST SKIP TWO MEALS A DAY TO “REDUCE PAIN” by Sharon Rondeau (Mar. 8, 2017) — An inmate at the Trousdale Turner Correctional Complex (TTCC) wrote in a letter received on Monday that the emergency grievance he filed over the abrupt discontinuation of his two prescription medications has not yet received a response. TTCC is […]

Inmate Reports Denial of Two Necessary Medications

Inmate Reports Denial of Two Necessary Medications

“NO LONGER ON THE FORMULARY” by Sharon Rondeau (Mar. 2, 2017) — TTCC inmate Grenda Harmer, who has previously written to Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam about alleged gang activity and other wrongdoing at the facility, has filed an emergency grievance with prison management citing “denial of adequate medical care.” The two-page grievance is copied to […]

Attorney General Reverses Obama DOJ Directive on Private Prisons

Attorney General Reverses Obama DOJ Directive on Private Prisons

BUT FOR WHAT REASON? by Sharon Rondeau (Feb. 26, 2017) — Last Tuesday, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a memorandum to the Acting Director of the U.S. Bureau of Prisons reversing the Obama regime’s position on the use of privately-owned facilities. Last August, then-Deputy Attorney General Sally Q. Yates announced that as contracts with […]

New Inmate: TTCC “Worst Facility”

New Inmate:  TTCC “Worst Facility”

“DYSFUNCTIONAL” by Sharon Rondeau (Feb. 24, 2017) — In a letter received on Tuesday, an inmate who has been housed in virtually all of Tennessee’s 14 prisons over a number of years described the Trousdale Turner Correctional Center (TTCC) as “the worst facility or institution that I have been in.” TTCC is owned and operated […]

Inmate Alleges Abuse of Contracted Workers by Private Prison Operator

Inmate Alleges Abuse of Contracted Workers by Private Prison Operator

AND “FAKE JOBS” FOR INMATES AT TAXPAYERS’ EXPENSE by Sharon Rondeau (Feb. 21, 2017) — An inmate at the Trousdale Turner Correctional Complex (TTCC) in Hartsville, TN who has provided a recent number of reports alleging a prisoners-for-profit scheme, violated administrative policies and gang violence at the privately-run prison alleged in a February 4, 2017 […]

Whistleblower Inmate “Quickly” Dropped from Pro-Social Life Skills Class

Whistleblower Inmate “Quickly” Dropped from Pro-Social Life Skills Class

AFTER FILING COMPLAINT, THREATENING TO EXPOSE ALLEGED SCHEME BY PRISON TO GARNER FEDERAL DOLLARS by Sharon Rondeau (Feb. 18, 2017) — An inmate at the Trousdale Turner Correctional Complex (TTCC) in Hartsville, TN who recently blew the whistle on his placement in and ineligibility for the Pro-Social Life Skills class reports that his enrollment was […]

Inmate Demands Removal from Same Course Cited by Walter Fitzpatrick

Inmate Demands Removal from Same Course Cited by Walter Fitzpatrick

“STOP THIS FRAUDULENT ACT” by Sharon Rondeau (Feb. 12, 2017) — An inmate at the Trousdale Turner Correctional Complex (TTCC) in Hartsville, TN has filed a complaint similar to that made by Walter Francis Fitzpatrick, III almost two years ago when he was forced into the Pro-Social Life Skills (PSLS) class at Northwest Correctional Complex […]

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) […]

Private Prison Company Reports Higher Earnings, Citing Hartsville, TN Facility

Private Prison Company Reports Higher Earnings, Citing Hartsville, TN Facility

ARE THE INMATES RIGHT? by Sharon Rondeau (Feb. 9, 2017) — A NASDAQ report by private prison operator CoreCivic dated February 8, 2017 indicates the company earned increased revenues during the fourth quarter of 2016 and 2016 overall as compared to 2015. Formerly Corrections Corporation of America (CCA), CoreCivic operates detention facilities, reentry programs and […]

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 […]

The Post & Email Contacts CoreCivic’s Executive Vice President on Inmate Allegations

The Post & Email Contacts CoreCivic’s Executive Vice President on Inmate Allegations

AT TROUSDALE TURNER CORRECTIONAL CENTER by Sharon Rondeau (Feb. 1, 2017) — On January 24, The Post & Email anonymously published a letter from an inmate alleging delayed medical care followed by a suicide attempt after being left in a shower stall for two days. The inmate reported that out of desperation, he assaulted a […]

TTCC Inmate Reports Attack Plot Allegedly Sanctioned by “Unit Manager”

TTCC Inmate Reports Attack Plot Allegedly Sanctioned by “Unit Manager”

ARE THERE CORRECTION OFFICERS WHO ARE CRIMINALS? by Sharon Rondeau (Jan. 30, 2017) — On Saturday, The Post & Email received a one-page letter from an inmate at the Trousdale Turner Correctional Center (TTCC), about which we have written extensively over the last nine months. Although open for only 13 months, the institution has reportedly […]

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 […]

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