Tennessee: Harmer Blows Whistle on Prison Staff Shortages

Tennessee:  Harmer Blows Whistle on Prison Staff Shortages

LONG-TERM INMATE FEARS OVERWORKED STAFF INCAPABLE OF HANDLING POTENTIAL EMERGENCY by Sharon Rondeau (Aug. 12, 2019) — On Friday The Post & Email received a copy of a letter dated August 5, 2019 to Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee from MCCX inmate Grenda Ray Harmer reporting “a severe staff shortage of officers” creating what Harmer sees […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

MCCX: Harmer Reports Continued Nighttime “Harassment”

MCCX:  Harmer Reports Continued Nighttime “Harassment”

INMATE OFFERS TO “TRAIN” STAFF ON “POLICY” by Sharon Rondeau (Apr. 7, 2018) — In a March 31, 2018 memorandum, Morgan County Correctional Complex (MCCX) inmate Grenda Ray Harmer, #88710, wrote to Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) Commissioner Tony Parker to say that he continues to be a victim of “harassment” on the part of […]

Tennessee: Inmate Harmer Files Federal Lawsuit against TDOC

Tennessee:  Inmate Harmer Files Federal Lawsuit against TDOC

RECOUNTS ALLEGED RETALIATION, “FRAUD,” AND THREATS by Sharon Rondeau (Mar. 31, 2018) — In one of many memos received during the month of March, Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) inmate Grenda Ray Harmer, #88710, related that a federal lawsuit he has been working on over the latter part of the winter has been filed. Also […]

Harmer: Medication Again Discontinued

Harmer:  Medication Again Discontinued

PLANS TO FILE COMPLAINT by Sharon Rondeau (Mar. 26, 2018) — In a memo dated March 19, 2018 directed to Dr. Edmund Lane, TDOC inmate Grenda Ray Harmer, #88710, wrote that on that day he stopped receiving Antivert, a medication he was prescribed some time ago and which he says is a medical necessity. Drugs.com […]

Harmer Reports Suspected Sexual Harassment at MCCX

Harmer Reports Suspected Sexual Harassment at MCCX

ON THE PART OF STAFF by Sharon Rondeau (Feb. 23, 2018) — In two communications received earlier this month, Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) inmate Grenda Ray Harmer reported “harassment” on the part of a corrections officer during the third shift which he now believes is sexual in nature. In a February 8, 2018 memo […]

Harmer Reports Prescription Medication Reinstated

Harmer Reports Prescription Medication Reinstated

BUT FOR HOW LONG? by Sharon Rondeau (Jan. 28, 2018) — On January 19, 2018, TDOC inmate Grenda Ray Harmer, #88710, wrote in a letter received last week that the Naproxen he was prescribed years ago for degenerative joint disease was recently reinstated after having been withheld beginning on December 30. At that time, the […]

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 […]

Report: Inmate Grenda Harmer Relocated, Belongings Confiscated, Possible Threats Made

Report:  Inmate Grenda Harmer Relocated, Belongings Confiscated, Possible Threats Made

TOLD TO SIGN PROPERTY LOG WITHOUT RETURN OF BELONGINGS by Sharon Rondeau (Jun. 9, 2017) — A reliable source has informed The Post & Email that Tennessee prison inmate Grenda Harmer was roused at 4:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 3 and hastily relocated from the South Central Correctional Facility (SCCF) in Clifton to the Morgan […]

Inmate Reports “Thumbs-Up” From TTCC Staffer Despite Investigation, Retaliation, Relocation

Inmate Reports “Thumbs-Up” From TTCC Staffer Despite Investigation, Retaliation, Relocation

“I’VE DONE NOTHING WRONG” by Sharon Rondeau (Apr. 13, 2017) — As The Post & Email reported on Wednesday, on April 3, then-TTCC inmate Grenda Harmer was approached in the prison law library by two correction officers who confiscated the documents on which he had been working and launched an “investigation” while beginning punitive measures […]

TTCC Raids Inmate’s Cell for Post & Email Correspondence, Relocates Inmate in Dark of Night

TTCC Raids Inmate’s Cell for Post & Email Correspondence, Relocates Inmate in Dark of Night

“THAT WOMAN IN MASSACHUSETTS” by Sharon Rondeau (Apr. 12, 2017) — On Tuesday, The Post & Email received three letters from Tennessee inmate Grenda Harmer, one with a return address of the Trousdale Turner Correctional Center (TTCC), where he has been housed since last July to our knowledge. The remaining two envelopes show a return […]

Acid Reflux Medication Reinstated to TTCC Inmate

Acid Reflux Medication Reinstated to TTCC Inmate

“I’M HAPPY AND FEELING BETTER BECAUSE OF YOUR EFFORTS” by Sharon Rondeau (Mar. 27, 2017) — On Monday The Post & Email learned that a Tennessee prison inmate who had reported the discontinuation approximately a month ago of prescription Prilosec, used to treat acid reflux disease, is once again receiving it. We had first reported […]

TTCC Inmate Writes Scathing Letter to Tennessee Governor over Lack of Prison Security, “Gang-Bangers”

TTCC Inmate Writes Scathing Letter to Tennessee Governor over Lack of Prison Security, “Gang-Bangers”

CLAIMS CORRECTION OFFICERS “AFRAID OF THE GANG MEMBERS” by Sharon Rondeau (Dec. 28, 2016) — The following copy of a letter directed to Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam was received by The Post & Email on Wednesday from Trousdale Turner Correctional Center (TTCC) inmate Grenda Harmer and corroborates numerous other inmates’ accounts of gang members which […]

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