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WILL THEY, TOO, BE AFRAID OF MONROE COUNTY BULLY SHERIFF BILL BIVENS?
by Sharon Rondeau
Hello, Sir, I am the editor of an online newspaper, The Post & Email, Inc. (www.thepostemail.com), and we have been covering government corruption in Monroe County. As a result, we have learned of horrendous conditions within the detention facility at 319 Hickory Street, Madisonville, which would surely violate any state building code.
I am requesting that you launch a formal investigation into the Monroe County detention facility, including plumbing fixtures, running water or lack thereof, lack of heat in the winter, black mold throughout the jail cells, overcrowding and now the report of raw sewage seeping out of exposed piping in a community room where overflow inmates are forced to sleep when there are no beds, which reportedly is frequently the case.
The following are articles I have written after speaking directly with an inmate at the facility:
I will be calling you on Monday as a follow-up to this email.
The Post & Email, Inc.
According to Wikipedia, “Building code and fire code violations are crimes punishable by law.”
Penalties for failing to comply with state health regulations in the state of Tennessee can be costly. Disciplinary reports list the name of the individual or business, the violation, amount of the fine levied, and the month in which the disciplinary action was taken. If someone can be fined $2,000 for practicing hairdressing without a license, what would the fine be for raw sewage leaking onto a floor where inmates, many of them imprisoned wrongfully, are forced to sleep due to the human trafficking that is being practiced by the sheriff of the county?
A complete list of Monroe County officials is here.
Contact information on the Monroe County Health Department is here.
The state Health Commissioner is Ms. Susan R. Cooper, who can be reached at 615-741-3111.