Good News on TDOC Inmate Timothy Aaron Baxter, Surgery Completed

Good News on TDOC Inmate Timothy Aaron Baxter, Surgery Completed

MEDICAL CARE REPORTEDLY VERY DIFFICULT TO OBTAIN; INMATES CHARGED FOR SICK CALLS AND SERVICES by Sharon Rondeau (Oct. 13, 2015) — The Post & Email has been informed by Linda Riddle, mother of Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) Timothy Aaron Baxter, that her son has undergone necessary surgery on his jaw which had caused a […]

Update on Seriously Ill TDOC Inmate Timothy Aaron Baxter

Update on Seriously Ill TDOC Inmate Timothy Aaron Baxter

“IT WAS LIKE TORTURE” by Sharon Rondeau (Aug. 11, 2015) — On August 3, The Post & Email published portions of a letter written by Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) inmate Timothy Aaron Baxter to his father describing his severe illness from a staph infection in his jaw which reportedly has gone untreated for at […]

Will There Be Justice for Timothy Aaron Baxter?

Will There Be Justice for Timothy Aaron Baxter?

JURY TRIAL SCHEDULED ONLY EIGHT DAYS AFTER PRE-TRIAL CONFERENCE by Sharon Rondeau (Jun. 20, 2015) — On Tuesday, June 16, Tennessee Department of Corrections (TDOC) prisoner #304285, Timothy Aaron Baxter, appeared at a pre-trial conference in Jackson, TN for his federal lawsuit filed for injuries sustained after two correctional officers assaulted him with an axe […]

Prison Inmate Beaten, Permanently Injured Reports Videos of Incident Have Disappeared

Prison Inmate Beaten, Permanently Injured Reports Videos of Incident Have Disappeared

PRISON WORKER FRAMES INCIDENT AS “ASSAULT ON STAFF” by Sharon Rondeau (May 9, 2015) — In a telephone conversation on Friday afternoon, NWCX prisoner Timothy Aaron Baxter told The Post & Email that videos of a beating he sustained on September 11, 2009 at the West Tennessee State Penitentiary have “disappeared.” Last week, Baxter described […]

Madison County, TN Sentences Man to 12 Years in Prison on Word of Defendant

Madison County, TN Sentences Man to 12 Years in Prison on Word of Defendant

“A BIG CONSPIRACY” by Sharon Rondeau (Mar. 22, 2015) — The Post & Email recently learned of the case of Timothy Aaron Baxter of Madison County, TN, a jury from which convicted him of “aggravated assault” against a then-72-year-old man who testified that he experienced “extreme pain” after he alleged that Baxter pushed him to […]

25-Year Former Inmate Relates Stunning Story of Crime, Punishment, and a New Mission, Part 3

25-Year Former Inmate Relates Stunning Story of Crime, Punishment, and a New Mission, Part 3

“I CREDIT ALL THIS TO GOD” by Sharon Rondeau (Nov. 2, 2019) —In Part 1 and Part 2 of this title, former Tennessee inmate Andrew Ewing detailed his quarter-century of incarceration under the “felony murder” statute, sometimes referred to as a “rule” or “doctrine,” which implicates those not responsible for committing murder to harsh penalties […]

Should the Hawkins County, TN Jail be Shut Down?

Should the Hawkins County, TN Jail be Shut Down?

“WHAT IS GOING ON INSIDE THAT JAIL NEEDS TO STOP” by Sharon Rondeau (Jul. 19, 2016) — On July 7, The Post & Email received a letter from a Tennessee state prison inmate detailing allegations of inmate abuse at the Hawkins County jail in Rogersville, TN. As we had not previously reported on that particular […]

Is the Hawkins County Jail Abusing Inmates?

Is the Hawkins County Jail Abusing Inmates?

INMATE FORMERLY HOUSED THERE ALLEGES BEATINGS, EXTENDED LOCKDOWN PERIODS, DEATHS by Sharon Rondeau (Jul. 7, 2016) — In a recent letter from a Tennessee state inmate, The Post & Email was told that the Hawkins County, TN jail carries out off-camera beatings of inmates and that the facility is “one of the worst jails around.” […]

The Hard Hearts of Tennessee

The Hard Hearts of Tennessee

“HOW DO I GET SOME MEDICAL HELP BEFORE I DIE?” by Sharon Rondeau (Nov. 5, 2015) — The following letters were received from Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) inmate Donald Lynch on Monday and relates to ongoing medical problems he has had while incarcerated at the Northwest Correctional Complex (NWCX) in Tiptonville, TN. Other inmates […]

Tennessee Prosecutor Implies The Post & Email is Not “Media”

Tennessee Prosecutor Implies The Post & Email is Not “Media”

“MORE AKIN TO A NEWS BLOG” by Sharon Rondeau (Sep. 1, 2015) — As The Post & Email has reported, a hearing has been scheduled for November 16 in the case of State of Tennessee v. Roy Cook. In 2013, Cook’s twin brother, Andrew, alleged to the Roane County grand jury that Roy had committed […]

Report: Seriously-Ill TDOC Inmate “About to Give Up”

Report:  Seriously-Ill TDOC Inmate “About to Give Up”

“I’M TIRED OF HURTING” by Sharon Rondeau (Aug. 3, 2015) — On Monday morning, The Post & Email received a copy of a letter written by Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) inmate Timothy Aaron Baxter to his father, Lee, from the Northwest Correctional Complex (NWCX) in Tiptonville. On July 24, NWCX was the scene of […]

Second Tennessee Inmate Reports Disciplinary Action for Refusing to Participate in Pro-Social Life Skills Course

Second Tennessee Inmate Reports Disciplinary Action for Refusing to Participate in Pro-Social Life Skills Course

“RAMP UP THE PRESSURE” by Sharon Rondeau (Jul. 23, 2015) — Beginning in late May, retired Naval officer and Tennessee prison inmate Walter Francis Fitzpatrick, III reported that staff at the Northwest Correctional Center (NWCX) had enrolled him in the Pro-Social Life Skills class despite his having been deemed unsuitable for it during his intake […]

Tennessee Inmate Loses in Court But Wins Elsewhere

Tennessee Inmate Loses in Court But Wins Elsewhere

SURGERY SCHEDULED FOR MONDAY, JULY 13 by Sharon Rondeau (Jul. 9, 2015) — Following a three-day trial on June 24, 25 and 26, a jury empaneled by the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee decided in favor of three defendants named in a civil suit brought by state inmate Timothy Aaron Baxter […]