“MEDICAL CHAOS,” “BREACH IN SECURITY”…
by an Inmate’s Relative
They have been in a constant state of lockdown for over 5 weeks. During that period they attempted to do a tiered program allowing inmates out for 2 hours – but that couldn’t be maintained – so they have been in an almost constant state of lockdown for over 5 weeks.
We know the mail going in and the mail going out was held – delayed, not delivered — true! There was a two week period where all contact was cut off – no phones, no mail, nothing. The inmates were fed bologna sandwiches almost 3 meals a day – no commissary was delivered.
Medical – complete failure. Inmates did not receive their meds, & still do not – it is inconsistent to non existent – to whatever life threatening degree that could cause the individual, – CCA continues to risk the lives of those housed at TTCC.
Inmates were removing long metal bolts that secure the metal roof of the facility – then using these as weapons (shanks). How did they access the roof to harvest these weapons? Through a hole in a utility closet they had access to for weeks and which the guards knew existed. So why are the guards and the administration turning a blind eye? How hard is it to get maintenance to repair a breach in security and why isn’t that a #1 priority? Why don’t the cameras work? In this day and age – and with technology as advanced as it is – how can a prison with the kind of budget CCA has at its disposal – fail to have functioning cameras or ability to record what is happening in there?
Consistently, the behavior of CCA in the management of TTCC is suspect – as if they are intent on boiling the pot, creating havoc, pushing the inmates to the very brink – even those inmates who are minimum security, unaffiliated, on medication, and above all – the most vulnerable. Placing the blame on the inmates and controlling the narrative is the one thing CCA seems to have mastered. It is past due time for CCA and Trousdale County to be investigated and held accountable – including complete investigations into the deaths of inmates as well as the current medical chaos putting so many inmates at risk.
Inmates have RIGHTS! As this article clarifies – https://www.theguardian.com/
Thankfully the DOJ has taken action to address the horrific conditions that have long existed in Alabama prisons. How much will it take for the DOJ to finally address the horrors of TTCC perpetrated by CCA and Trousdale County who share the questionable contract relationship that allowed CCA to open yet another for profit prison in Tennessee even though they had legitimately exceeded the legal limit?