by Sharon Rondeau

(Dec. 12, 2018) — A letter received Tuesday from TDOC inmate Grenda Ray Harmer, #88710, reports that his cell, located in the protective custody unit of the Morgan County Correctional Complex (MCCX) in Wartburg, is now warmer than before.

Since early November, Harmer has told prison authorities that his cell was again frigid, as he reported last winter, necessitating him to wear several layers of clothing and allegedly prompting recent comments from prison guards affirming his claims.

“The heat was finally turned on in my cell,” Harmer wrote in a letter on December 5, 2018. “But it doesn’t stay on long. They need to adjust the thermostat so when it goes below 40° the heat comes on and stays on.”

In a letter dated December 1, 2018 to TDOC Commissioner Tony Parker and a host of others, Harmer wrote that last winter, he suffered from the same conditions and that “The only reason the heat was turned on is because Editor Sharon Rondeau of ‘The Post+ Email’ wrote negative articles about it.”

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