The State of Tennessee is Well Aware of Grenda Ray Harmer

The State of Tennessee is Well Aware of Grenda Ray Harmer

“TDOC MUM” by Sharon Rondeau (Nov. 29, 2018) — On Thursday afternoon a user of a “State of Tennessee” ISP was noted to be reading more than half-dozen articles focusing on Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) inmate Grenda Ray Harmer, #88710, a prolific writer and one who considers himself a prison whistleblower. Unlike many of […]

What is Grenda Ray Harmer’s Medical Condition?

What is Grenda Ray Harmer’s Medical Condition?

INMATE REPORTEDLY EXPERIENCING DIZZINESS FROM ABSENCE OF PRESCRIBED MEDICATION by Sharon Rondeau (Aug. 15, 2018) — On Tuesday, this writer received an email from a well-vetted contact of TDOC inmate Grenda Ray Harmer, #88710, reporting that Harmer has been without one of his prescription medications, Antivert, for perhaps several months and is experiencing vertigo as […]

TDOC: Harmer Calls Out Commissioner for Holding Two Positions

TDOC:  Harmer Calls Out Commissioner for Holding Two Positions

LEGITIMATE, OR A COZY ARRANGEMENT? by Sharon Rondeau (Mar. 30, 2019) — A copy of a letter received Friday from Tennessee inmate Grenda Ray Harmer, #88710, cites a state law which suggests that Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) Commissioner Tony Parker is prohibited from assuming responsibilities adjunct to his leadership at the agency. Harmer is […]

Harmer Claims Law Violated due to Lack of “Reentry Services”

Harmer Claims Law Violated due to Lack of “Reentry Services”

“I’VE BEEN INCARCERATED FOR OVER 47 YEARS” by Sharon Rondeau (Feb. 28, 2019) — As was reported last week by this writer on “Nooganomics” hosted by David Tulis, longtime TDOC inmate Grenda Ray Harmer continues to request “transition,” or “reentry,” services based on the anticipated conclusion of his most recent 25-year sentence approximately one year […]

Harmer: Gang Members Populating Protective-Custody Area

Harmer:  Gang Members Populating Protective-Custody Area

ALONG WITH REPORTED PERSONAL THREAT by Sharon Rondeau (Feb. 22, 2019) — A copy of a memo received on Friday from TDOC inmate Grenda Ray Harmer reports that “a large number of gang members are now in Unit #1,” the Protective Custody (PC) unit of the Morgan County Correctional Complex (MCCX) in Wartburg, TN. The […]

Within One Year of Release, Harmer Requests Transition Services

Within One Year of Release, Harmer Requests Transition Services

“I WANT TO STAY ALIVE” by Sharon Rondeau (Feb. 16, 2019) — As this writer discussed on Thursday’s “Nooganomics” show with host David Tulis, TDOC inmate Grenda Ray Harmer believes he has been relegated to protective custody (PC) for more than 18 months, rather than transferred to general population (GP) at the earliest opportunity in […]

Tennessee: Harmer Reports GP Inmate Cuts Hair of PC Inmates, but No Legal Aides Allowed

Tennessee:  Harmer Reports GP Inmate Cuts Hair of PC Inmates, but No Legal Aides Allowed

“THIS IS EVERY MONTH” by Sharon Rondeau (Feb. 14, 2019) — A letter dated February 1, 2019 directed to Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) Commissioner Tony Parker states that protective-custody inmates at the Morgan County Correctional Complex (MCCX) are denied “access to the courts” in the form of a legal aide. Inmate Grenda Ray Harmer, […]

Tennessee: Harmer Reports “Statewide Lockdown”

Tennessee:  Harmer Reports “Statewide Lockdown”

AMID RE-ACCREDITATION OF THREE FACILITIES BY NATIONAL CORRECTIONAL ORGANIZATION by Sharon Rondeau (Jan. 22, 2019) — In two letters received last week and on Tuesday, respectively, MCCX inmate Grenda Ray Harmer, #88710, reported that on January 8, a gang member was stabbed dozens of times and all Tennessee prisons subsequently placed in “lockdown” mode, meaning […]

Harmer Reports Heat Turned On

Harmer Reports Heat Turned On

“MY CELL IS NO LONGER COLD” by Sharon Rondeau (Dec. 21, 2018) — A letter arriving on Wednesday dated December 12, 2018 from TDOC inmate Grenda Ray Harmer, #88710, reports that the frigid temperature of his cell necessitating his wearing several layers of clothing at all times has been corrected. Under the heading, “UPDATES,” Harmer […]

Harmer: Heat Turned on But Remains Faulty

Harmer:  Heat Turned on But Remains Faulty

“IT DOESN’T STAY ON LONG” 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 […]

Tennessee: As the Weather Gets Colder, So Does Harmer’s Cell

Tennessee:  As the Weather Gets Colder, So Does Harmer’s Cell

“I HAVE COMPLAINED WITHOUT SUCCESS” by Sharon Rondeau (Dec. 7, 2018) — A copy of a memo directed to Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) Commissioner Tony Parker received by this writer on Friday reiterates inmate Grenda Ray Harmer’s claim that his cell is frigid as winter has once again settled in to mountainous Morgan County, […]

Tennessee: Harmer Reports Inmates Went Without Food

Tennessee:  Harmer Reports Inmates Went Without Food

SAYS FOOD SUPPLY NOT “SUFFICIENT” by Sharon Rondeau (Nov. 11, 2018) — A letter received Friday from Tennessee inmate Grenda Ray Harmer, #88710, indicates ongoing problems with the food-service provider at Morgan County Correctional Complex (MCCX) and in this case, a reported food shortage. Aramark provides food service to MCCX and other Tennessee prisons.  Over […]

Harmer Calls Out Prison Boss for Allegedly “Lying”

Harmer Calls Out Prison Boss for Allegedly “Lying”

INMATE HAS REPORTED NUMEROUS SECURITY VIOLATIONS TO NO AVAIL by Sharon Rondeau (Oct. 30, 2018) — An inmate letter received on Monday accuses Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) Tony Parker of “lying to the media” in regard to his claim in an article last month that the department “will not tolerate any threat to the […]

Tennessee: Harmer Reports Prison Educational Fraud

Tennessee:  Harmer Reports Prison Educational Fraud

AND NOT FOR THE FIRST TIME by Sharon Rondeau (Sep. 30, 2018) — In a letter received Thursday, TDOC inmate Grenda Ray Harmer, #88710, wrote to Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam that the “Jobs Coordinator” at Morgan County Correctional Complex (MCCX) “is engaging in fraud.” As evidence, Harmer presented a copy of his GED certificate, earned […]

Harmer Reports Illness from Lack of Medication

Harmer Reports Illness from Lack of Medication

“I’M NOT FEELING WELL” by Sharon Rondeau (Sep. 14, 2018) — A second letter received Thursday from Tennessee inmate Grenda Ray Harmer, #88710, states that his Antivert medication has yet to be reinstated after approximately five months and that he is experiencing resultant frequent dizziness and lack of sleep. Staff at the Morgan County Correctional […]

Harmer Again Notifies Health Department of Alleged Violations

Harmer Again Notifies Health Department of Alleged Violations

“CORPORAL WAGNER THINKS IT IS FUNNY” by Sharon Rondeau (Aug. 12, 2018) — A copy of a letter received Saturday dated August 6, 2018 addressed to Tennessee Department of Health Commissioner Dr. John Dreyzehner reinforces a July 28, 2018 letter from the same individual alleging continued violations of American Correctional Association (ACA) food-service policies in […]

Harmer Reports Continued Violations of Food-Service Health Code

Harmer Reports Continued Violations of Food-Service Health Code

“EVERYTHING I’M SAYING IS BEING CONFIRMED” by Sharon Rondeau (Aug. 5, 2018) — A letter dated July 28, 2018 from TDOC inmate Grenda Ray Harmer, #88710, relates that prison food-service regulations continue to be violated by a Corporal Wagner working within Unit #1 of the Morgan County correctional Complex (MCCX) in Wartburg, TN. Earlier this […]

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