Tennessee Inmate Reports Corroborate Each Other

Tennessee Inmate Reports Corroborate Each Other

“LOCKDOWN” CAUSED BY LACK OF STAFF, INMATE VIOLENCE by Sharon Rondeau (Jun. 4, 2016) — On Saturday, The Post & Email received two letters from different Tennessee prison inmates describing a lack of security at the Trousdale Turner Correctional Center (TTCC) in Hartsville, TN resulting from the arrival of gang members and other violent prisoners […]

Report: Trousdale CCA Prison Taking “Most Dangerous Inmates”

Report:  Trousdale CCA Prison Taking “Most Dangerous Inmates”

“WHY CAN’T THEY OPEN A NEW FACILITY AND OPERATE IT SAFELY?” by Sharon Rondeau (Jun. 4, 2016) — [Editor’s Note:  A letter from a Tennessee inmate received on Saturday reports that a privately-run prison in Hartsville, Trousdale County, TN about which The Post & Email has written previously has taken in a significant number of […]

TDOC Mum on Forced Participation in Taxpayer-Funded Class

TDOC Mum on Forced Participation in Taxpayer-Funded Class

MULTIPLE INMATES REPORT REMOVAL FROM TECHNICAL/VOCATIONAL TRAINING, PLACEMENT IN PRO-SOCIAL LIFE SKILLS CLASS by Sharon Rondeau (Jan. 21, 2016) — Since last spring, The Post & Email has received reports from inmates at the Northwest Correctional Complex (NWCX) in Tiptonville, TN stating that they have been forced to enroll in the Pro-Social Life Skills (PSLS) […]

More TDOC News…From the Inside

More TDOC News…From the Inside

PRISON NUTRITION, ASSAULT CLASSIFICATIONS, PSLS COURSE by Sharon Rondeau (Nov. 11, 2015) — Enclosed with a November 2 letter from Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) inmate Bryant K. Lewis on Monday were four prison menus and two October 22 articles from The Tennessean concerning the state’s correctional system, which has come under increased scrutiny over […]

Report: Audit Says Tennessee Prisons “Smoothly Operating”

Report:  Audit Says Tennessee Prisons “Smoothly Operating”

ARE THEY IN THEIR OWN WORLD? by Sharon Rondeau (Oct. 8, 2015) — Following a request for an external audit of Tennessee’s prison system by Department of Corrections Commissioner Derrick Schofield, the American Correctional Assocation (ACA) reportedly found that while a new system to figure overtime pay for corrections officers was troublesome and assaults could […]

Inmate Incident Reports Altered One Day After Legislative Hearing on Prison Safety, Violence, Staffing Shortages

Inmate Incident Reports Altered One Day After Legislative Hearing on Prison Safety, Violence, Staffing Shortages

INDIVIDUAL REPORTS NOW SAY “ASSAULT;” MASTER REPORT CITED “ILLNESS” AS CAUSE FOR HOSPITALIZATION by Sharon Rondeau (Sep. 5, 2015) — On Friday, The Post & Email received a letter from Northwest Correctional Complex (NWCX) inmate Bryant K. Lewis, who has written to us over the summer in a series of letters about violence within the […]

Tennessee Inmate Cites Loss of Life, Suffering Resulting from Uncontrolled Prison Gangs

Tennessee Inmate Cites Loss of Life, Suffering Resulting from Uncontrolled Prison Gangs

“THE OUTCRY IS VERY REAL” by Sharon Rondeau (Aug. 26, 2015) — A Tennessee legislative subcommittee will meet on Thursday at 10:00 a.m. CDT at the Capitol, Legislative Plaza, Nashville to discuss complaints from corrections officers stemming from a scheduling change which took effect last year blamed for poor morale, a significant number of resignations, […]

Fitzpatrick: Most Information About Tennessee Prison Conditions “Being Successfully Suppressed”

Fitzpatrick:  Most Information About Tennessee Prison Conditions “Being Successfully Suppressed”

“WORKING IN A PANIC” by Sharon Rondeau (Aug. 20, 2015) — In a 44-page handwritten letter from Tennessee inmate Walter Francis Fitzpatrick, III dated 27 July 2015, he described his ongoing efforts to opt out of the Adult Basic Education class in which he is enrolled at the Northwest Correctional Complex (NWCX) despite his high […]

TDOC Inmate Provides Documentation of Hospitalizations from Recent Gang Violence Indicated as “Illness”

TDOC Inmate Provides Documentation of Hospitalizations from Recent Gang Violence Indicated as “Illness”

CORRECTIONS OFFICERS FACE SEVERE FATIGUE, STRESS, UNDERSTAFFING AND DANGEROUS CONDITIONS by Sharon Rondeau (Aug. 19, 2015) — Over the last several weeks, The Post & Email has received several letters from Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) inmate Bryant K. Lewis describing horrendous working conditions within the Northwest Correctional Complex (NWCX) located in Tiptonville. On July […]

Bombshell Exclusive: TDOC Employees Violate Departmental Rules to Keep Inmates in Adult Basic Education Class

Bombshell Exclusive:  TDOC Employees Violate Departmental Rules to Keep Inmates in Adult Basic Education Class

FITZPATRICK: NWCX WARDEN, INSTRUCTORS “RUNNING A CON GAME” TO BILK FEDERAL TREASURY…AND TAXPAYERS by Sharon Rondeau (Aug. 8, 2015) — In late May, The Post & Email received a letter from Tennessee state inmate Walter Francis Fitzpatrick, III which stated that staff were pressuring him to participate in the “Pro-Social Life Skills” (PSLS, p. 9) […]