How Can So Many Corroborating First-Hand Accounts be “Inaccurate?”

How Can So Many Corroborating First-Hand Accounts be “Inaccurate?”

IS “IMPRESSION” MORE IMPORTANT THAN TRUTH? by Sharon Rondeau (Sep. 20, 2016) — Since the first week of May, The Post & Email has been reporting on what has been described as abnormal and dangerous conditions at the Trousdale Turner Correctional Complex (TTCC) in Hartsville, TN. The new prison opened on January 6 of this […]

TDOC Spokeswoman: Reports of Dangerous Conditions at CCA-Run Prison “Inaccurate”

TDOC Spokeswoman:  Reports of Dangerous Conditions at CCA-Run Prison “Inaccurate”

WHO IS LYING, AND WHO IS TELLING THE TRUTH?  WHAT IS “GOOD JOURNALISM?” by Sharon Rondeau (Aug. 24, 2016) — On Monday, The Post & Email spoke with Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) spokeswoman Neysa Taylor about the myriad reports from inmates and their relatives describing an understaffed, gang-operated environment at the Trousdale Turner Correctional […]

Report: Tennessee Prison Continues to Deny Access to Law Library

Report:  Tennessee Prison Continues to Deny Access to Law Library

INMATE’S CASES TWICE DELAYED DUE TO LACK OF LEGAL RESOURCES by Sharon Rondeau (Oct. 7, 2017) — Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) inmate Robert Z. Whipple, III, #399615, continues to report that staff at the Bledsoe County Correctional Complex (BCCX) in Pikeville, TN prevent him on an ongoing basis from accessing the courts via the […]

TDOC Spokeswoman Says Inmate’s Letters “Fictitious”

TDOC Spokeswoman Says Inmate’s Letters “Fictitious”

BASED ON WHAT EVIDENCE? by Sharon Rondeau (Sep. 16, 2017) — Over the last two months, editor of Nooganomics David Tulis has received a number of letters from Tennessee inmate Grenda Harmer, #88710, a prolific writer and documentarian who has relentlessly pursued the exposure of corruption within the Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC). Harmer is […]

Report: Inmate “High on Meth” Attacks Correction Officer at Tennessee Prison

Report:  Inmate “High on Meth” Attacks Correction Officer at Tennessee Prison

SPOKESMAN SAYS “SAFETY AND SECURITY” “TAKEN VERY SERIOUSLY” DESPITE MULTIPLE STAFF AND INMATE ASSAULTS by Sharon Rondeau (Sep. 12, 2017) — WSMV Channel 4 in Nashville reported on Friday another assault on a correction officer at the Trousdale Turner Correctional Center (TTCC) in Hartsville, TN. The assault is the second of which The Post & […]

Gang Activity, Staff Misconduct and Retaliation Reportedly Continue at TTCC

Gang Activity, Staff Misconduct and Retaliation Reportedly Continue at TTCC

“ALL OF THEM HAD BUTCHERS (KNIFES)” by Sharon Rondeau (Sep. 2, 2017) — The Post & Email has received another report from an inmate at the Trousdale Turner Correctional Complex (TTCC) in Hartsville, TN of warden and staff misconduct, a knife fight among five other inmates, inadequate hygiene supplies, and alleged coercion on the part […]

Reprise: CoreCivic Pays Inmate for “Ghost Job”

Reprise:  CoreCivic Pays Inmate for “Ghost Job”

“LET’S SEE HOW THEY EXPLAIN THIS ONE” by Sharon Rondeau (Jul. 6, 2017) — On Thursday, as also occurred on Monday, The Post & Email received three separate envelopes from TDOC inmate Grenda Ray Harmer, #88710, who has been on a hunger strike since the early afternoon of June 5. As Harmer stated in correspondence […]

Tennessee Denies Responsibility for Actions of Private Prison Employees

Tennessee Denies Responsibility for Actions of Private Prison Employees

BASED ON CASE LAW by Sharon Rondeau (Jul. 2, 2017) — Earlier this year, Tennessee inmate Ronald Allen, #356042, filed a complaint with the Claims Commission of the State of Tennessee, Middle Division, alleging “negligent care, custody or control of personal property and persons” arising from his incarceration at the Trousdale Turner Correctional Center (TTCC) […]

Insider Sources Looking Forward to WSMV Series on Private Prison Corruption

Insider Sources Looking Forward to WSMV Series on Private Prison Corruption

“IT’S BEEN A LONG JOURNEY” by Sharon Rondeau (Jun. 19, 2017) — As The Post & Email has reported since Friday, Nashville-based television station WSMV will be launching a four-part series at 6:00 PM CDT beginning on Monday and running through Thursday on the subject of corruption, substandard care, short-staffing, deaths and injuries within two […]

Inmate Says Medical Care “a Joke” at Private Tennessee Facility

Inmate Says Medical Care “a Joke” at Private Tennessee Facility

“HALF THE TIME THEY DON’T BRING” MEDICATIONS by Sharon Rondeau (May 22, 2017) — A letter received on Monday from an inmate at the Trousdale Turner Correctional Center (TTCC) in Hartsville, TN reinforces numerous reports received over the last year detailing very limited visitation, cold meals served at irregular times, long-term lockdown periods when inmates […]

Why Have Policies if They Are Not Followed?

Why Have Policies if They Are Not Followed?

INMATE’S MEDICATIONS WITHHELD BY PRIVATE PRISON FOR MORE THAN TWO WEEKS by Sharon Rondeau (May 13, 2017) — On April 27, 2017, Tennessee inmate Grenda Harmer was placed in segregation, or solitary confinement, at the South Central Correctional Facility (SCCF) on a “pending investigation” (PI) status. One of the reasons alleged for PI status was […]

Former Tennessee Prison Oversight Committee Reported “High Degree of Violence”

Former Tennessee Prison Oversight Committee Reported “High Degree of Violence”

AT PRIVATELY-RUN PRISON by Sharon Rondeau (May 2, 2017) — A 2008 “Special Report” filed with the Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury, Division of State Audit conceded that there existed “a history of a high level of violence” at a privately-run facility. The prison identified was the South Central Correctional Facility (SCCF) in Clifton, one […]

Was an Attack on Tennessee Correction Officers Truly “Unprovoked?”

Was an Attack on Tennessee Correction Officers Truly “Unprovoked?”

REPORT:  INMATES DENIED MEDICATIONS FOR THREE DAYS PRIOR TO INCIDENT by Sharon Rondeau (Apr. 17, 2017) — On April 8, 2017, three correction officers were injured at the Turney Center Industrial Complex (TCIX) in Only, TN allegedly by 16 inmates with possible “security threat group,” or gang, affiliations. One of the officers was reportedly taken […]

Report: MCCX Inmates Assaulted by Correction Officer

Report:  MCCX Inmates Assaulted by Correction Officer

FURTHER EVIDENCE OF “HANDS-ON TRAINING” by Sharon Rondeau (Apr. 9, 2017) — In what appears to be corroboration of recent accounts from inmates at the Morgan County Correctional Complex (MCCX) in Wartburg, TN, a reliable source has told The Post & Email that an inmate with possible special needs was “assaulted” and his cellmate “shoved […]

Report: Private Prison’s “Post Orders” Routinely Abrogated

Report:  Private Prison’s “Post Orders” Routinely Abrogated

“CLEARLY VIOLATES SECURITY PROTOCOL” by Sharon Rondeau (Apr. 1, 2017) — On March 8, a Tennessee prison inmate wrote to an official at the Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) to inform him that a contracted security officer’s actions within his section, or “pod,” of the prison posed a “security threat.” A subsequent March 18, 2017 […]

Inmate Suggests Tennessee Prison System Should be Renamed

Inmate Suggests Tennessee Prison System Should be Renamed

TO “DEPARTMENT OF CORRUPTION” by Sharon Rondeau (Mar. 14, 2017) — In a letter received late last week, an inmate within the Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) system reported that in late February, there were seven inmate heroin overdoses at his facility, with two occurring on February 26 “one right behind the other.” “One survived, […]

Tennessee Inmate Sends Petition to U.S. Senator Requesting FBI Investigation of Prison Conditions

Tennessee Inmate Sends Petition to U.S. Senator Requesting FBI Investigation of Prison Conditions

“WE NEED HELP WE NEED IT NOW” by Sharon Rondeau (Feb. 28, 2017) — An inmate at the Morgan County Correctional Complex (MCCX) in Wartburg, TN has written a letter and enclosed a petition signed by other inmates requesting that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) launch an investigation into “human rights violations” consisting of […]

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