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 […]

TDOC Inmate Johnny Royston Sr. Fears for His Life After Reporting Denial of Medications

TDOC Inmate Johnny Royston Sr. Fears for His Life After Reporting Denial of Medications

“MURDER” OR “INJURY” by Sharon Rondeau (Jan. 4, 2019) — A letter received Friday from Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) inmate Johnny Royston Sr., who is housed at the Trousdale Turner Correctional Center (TTCC) in Hartsville, states that he is experiencing retaliation after informing this reporter last month that he had not received his prescription […]

TDOC Inmate Reports no Heat in Cell for Second Winter

TDOC Inmate Reports no Heat in Cell for Second Winter

“ONCE AGAIN THEY ARE FREEZING ME OUT” by Sharon Rondeau (Nov. 19, 2018) — A letter dated November 10, 2018 received on Monday from TDOC inmate Grenda Ray Harmer, #88710, indicates that for the second consecutive winter, there is little to no heat in his cell in the protective custody (PC) unit of the Morgan […]

TDOC Inmate Steven Williamson: “I Have a Hit Out on my Life”

TDOC Inmate Steven Williamson:  “I Have a Hit Out on my Life”

ALLEGES STAFF RETALIATION, FEAR OF GANGS AFTER REPORTING STAFF MISCONDUCT by Sharon Rondeau (Oct. 26, 2018) — The Post & Email is in receipt of a letter dated October 17, 2018 written by Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) inmate Steven Brian Williamson, #218345, expressing fear for his life given that he was a witness to […]

Does the TDOC Give Correction Officers “Unchecked Power?”

Does the TDOC Give Correction Officers “Unchecked Power?”

“HARASS AND ATTACK” REPORTED AS METHOD USED TO TERRORIZE INMATES by Sharon Rondeau (Jun. 30, 2018) — A letter received Friday amplifies alleged gross misconduct on the part of a female correction officer reported multiple times since April by inmates at the Northwest Correctional Complex (NWCX). Julie Abbott, whose salary is paid by Tennessee taxpayers, […]

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 […]

TDOC Spokeswoman Denies Reports of Prison Riot on Thanksgiving Day

TDOC Spokeswoman Denies Reports of Prison Riot on Thanksgiving Day

AT CORPORATE-RUN FACILITY by Sharon Rondeau (Dec. 6, 2016) — On Sunday morning, The Post & Email received a comment from the relative of an inmate at the Trousdale Turner Correctional Center (TTCC) operated by the private company CoreCivic, previously known as Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) alleging that the troubled facility has been in […]

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: Assistant Warden “Working the Prison Pods”

Report:  Assistant Warden “Working the Prison Pods”

DUE TO ALLEGED SHORT-STAFFING by Sharon Rondeau (Jun. 5, 2019) — The Post & Email is in receipt of a letter from an inmate at Tennessee’s South Central Correction Facility (SCCF) reporting that short-staffing has caused the situation whereby “the Assistant warden is working the prison pods…and other various areas regularly assigned to corrections officers […]

Tennessee Inmate Contacts Donald Trump

Tennessee Inmate Contacts Donald Trump

REQUESTS CESSATION OF FEDERAL MONIES TO DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTION by Sharon Rondeau (Dec. 18, 2018) — Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) inmate Grenda Ray Harmer, #88710, has contacted President Donald Trump recommending that federal funding currently apportioned to the TDOC for “reentry services” be “rescinded.” Harmer’s reason for the request is that he is not […]

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, […]

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 […]

Tennessee Inmate’s Complaint Featured in Radio Interview

Tennessee Inmate’s Complaint Featured in Radio Interview

“NO LEGITIMATE PENALOGICAL OBJECTIVE” by Sharon Rondeau (Nov. 9, 2018) — On Thursday afternoon, The Post & Email’s editor was a guest on the “Nooganomics” radio show hosted by David Tulis to discuss a letter sent by Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) inmate Grenda Ray Harmer, #88710, to Gov. Bill Haslam regarding conditions within the […]

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 […]

Report: Correction Officer Continues to Threaten, Use Racial Slurs

Report:  Correction Officer Continues to Threaten, Use Racial Slurs

“WE WERE ALL SHOCKED BY IT” by Sharon Rondeau (Sep. 9, 2018) — A letter arriving last week from an inmate at the Northwest Correctional Complex (NWCX) in Tiptonville, TN reinforced other inmates’ reports of an abusive female correction officer who allegedly pits inmates against each other, not only verbally but physically; threatens her colleagues; […]

Harmer Reports Shakedown

Harmer Reports Shakedown

“THEY MAY DO SOMETHING TO ME” by Sharon Rondeau (Jun. 29, 2018) — A letter received Friday from TDOC inmate Grenda Ray Harmer, #88710, reports that prison guards conducted a “shakedown” of his person and cell, allegedly falsely claiming that he was in possession of a sharpened toothbrush. Harmer is housed at the Morgan County […]

Tennessee: Complaint Filed Against Correction Officer Accused of Prisoner Abuse

Tennessee:  Complaint Filed Against Correction Officer Accused of Prisoner Abuse

“DANGEROUS AND VINDICTIVE” by Sharon Rondeau (Jun. 29, 2018) — Earlier this week we received a copy of an inmate’s formal complaint requesting an investigation into the conduct of a female correction officer at the Lake County Annex of the Northwest Correctional Complex (NWCX). The report, we were told, has been sent to Tennessee Department […]

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