Report: Trousdale Turner Has Incurred Nine Inmate Deaths Since Opening

Report:  Trousdale Turner Has Incurred Nine Inmate Deaths Since Opening

IN LAWLESS TENNESSEE by Sharon Rondeau (Jun. 8, 2016) — Early last month, The Post & Email began receiving reports from an inmate at the Trousdale Turner Correctional Center (TTCC) in Hartsville, TN describing severe understaffing resulting in solitary confinement for 23 hours each day, including for minimum-security inmates. The prison is operated by Corrections […]

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 […]

TTCC Inmate Claims Medications Denied for “Over Two Months”

TTCC Inmate Claims Medications Denied for “Over Two Months”

“I AM IN A LOT OF PAIN” by Sharon Rondeau (Dec. 24, 2018) — A letter received Monday from TDOC inmate Johnny F. Royston, who is housed at the Trousdale Turner Correctional Complex (TTCC) in Hartsville, reports that medications he was taking for a heart condition and pain were discontinued “over two months” ago. “I […]

TTCC Inmate Reports Two Recent Deaths

TTCC Inmate Reports Two Recent Deaths

ONE ALLEGEDLY FROM DRUG OVERDOSE, THE OTHER FROM HEAT STROKE by Sharon Rondeau (Aug. 6, 2018) — A letter received Monday from an inmate at the Trousdale Turner Correctional Center (TTCC) reports that two inmates have recently died, one from a drug overdose and another from heat stroke. In referencing “a week” in his opening […]

Inmate Reports Denial of Two Necessary Medications

Inmate Reports Denial of Two Necessary Medications

“NO LONGER ON THE FORMULARY” by Sharon Rondeau (Mar. 2, 2017) — TTCC inmate Grenda Harmer, who has previously written to Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam about alleged gang activity and other wrongdoing at the facility, has filed an emergency grievance with prison management citing “denial of adequate medical care.” The two-page grievance is copied to […]

Inmate Alleges Abuse of Contracted Workers by Private Prison Operator

Inmate Alleges Abuse of Contracted Workers by Private Prison Operator

AND “FAKE JOBS” FOR INMATES AT TAXPAYERS’ EXPENSE by Sharon Rondeau (Feb. 21, 2017) — An inmate at the Trousdale Turner Correctional Complex (TTCC) in Hartsville, TN who has provided a recent number of reports alleging a prisoners-for-profit scheme, violated administrative policies and gang violence at the privately-run prison alleged in a February 4, 2017 […]

TTCC Inmate Reports Guards “Allow Junkies to Run Wild”

TTCC Inmate Reports Guards “Allow Junkies to Run Wild”

IS AN INVESTIGATION IN ORDER? by Sharon Rondeau (Feb. 6, 2017) — An inmate at the Trousdale Turner Correctional Center (TTCC) in Hartsville, TN told The Post & Email in a letter received Friday that both regular employees and contractors from G4S, a private security company supplying stand-in correction officers, “allowed these junkies to run […]

The Post & Email Contacts CoreCivic’s Executive Vice President on Inmate Allegations

The Post & Email Contacts CoreCivic’s Executive Vice President on Inmate Allegations

AT TROUSDALE TURNER CORRECTIONAL CENTER by Sharon Rondeau (Feb. 1, 2017) — On January 24, The Post & Email anonymously published a letter from an inmate alleging delayed medical care followed by a suicide attempt after being left in a shower stall for two days. The inmate reported that out of desperation, he assaulted a […]

TTCC Inmate Reports Attack Plot Allegedly Sanctioned by “Unit Manager”

TTCC Inmate Reports Attack Plot Allegedly Sanctioned by “Unit Manager”

ARE THERE CORRECTION OFFICERS WHO ARE CRIMINALS? by Sharon Rondeau (Jan. 30, 2017) — On Saturday, The Post & Email received a one-page letter from an inmate at the Trousdale Turner Correctional Center (TTCC), about which we have written extensively over the last nine months. Although open for only 13 months, the institution has reportedly […]

Another TTCC Inmate Reports “Big Gang Fight” on Thanksgiving Day

Another TTCC Inmate Reports “Big Gang Fight” on Thanksgiving Day

“THIS PLACE HASN’T CHANGED MUCH” by Sharon Rondeau (Jan. 10, 2017) — As has been reported by numerous inmates and their relatives over eight months, an updated report on conditions at the Trousdale Turner Correctional Center (TTCC) from an inmate states that a “big gang fight” occurred on Thanksgiving Day resulting in multiple stabbings. While […]

Inmate Provides List of Lockdowns since August at Trousdale Prison

Inmate Provides List of Lockdowns since August at Trousdale Prison

THEORY:  PRIVATE PRISON OPERATOR “SAVING MONEY” FROM SEVERE SHORT-STAFFING by Sharon Rondeau (Jan. 4, 2017) — A letter from an inmate at the Trousdale Turner Correctional Center (TTCC) in Hartsville, TN which arrived on Wednesday contains a lengthy list of reported “lockdowns” of the facility encompaasing inmates’ seclusion in their cells for 23 hours each […]

Second TTCC Inmate Reports “Ghost” Job

Second TTCC Inmate Reports “Ghost” Job

“OUT OF CONTROL” by Sharon Rondeau (Dec. 23, 2016) — A second inmate at the Trousdale Turner Correctional Center (TTCC) in Hartsville, TN has reported that he is falsely documented in the prison TOMIS system as being employed. A letter which arrived on Tuesday from a different inmate reported the same thing. Both inmates say […]

Report: Trousdale Turner Prison on Lockdown Since Thanksgiving

Report:  Trousdale Turner Prison on Lockdown Since Thanksgiving

“DOES ANYONE CARE?” by Anonymous Relative (Dec. 4, 2016) — [Editor’s Note:  The following was received as a comment on Sunday morning in response to The Post & Email’s June 8, 2016 article titled, “Report: Trousdale Turner Has Incurred Nine Inmate Deaths Since Opening.” The article referred to the Trousdale Turner Correctional Center (TTCC) in […]

Inmate Relative: TTCC in “Constant State of Lockdown for Over Five Weeks”

Inmate Relative:  TTCC in “Constant State of Lockdown for Over Five Weeks”

“MEDICAL CHAOS,” “BREACH IN SECURITY”… by an Inmate’s Relative (Oct. 10, 2016) — [Editor’s Note:  In the words of a family member whose loved one is housed at the Trousdale Turner Correctional Center (TTCC) in Hartsville, TN, the current conditions there are as follows.] They have been in a constant state of lockdown for over […]

TTCC Inmate Reports “Crazy” Situation with Medications

TTCC Inmate Reports “Crazy” Situation with Medications

“THESE PEOPLE COULD CARE LESS” by Sharon Rondeau (Sep. 17, 2016) — Since early May, The Post & Email has reported on a myriad of problems at the Trousdale Turner Correctional Center (TTCC) in Hartsville, TN stemming from severe short-staffing and what appears to be lackadaisical and ineffectual management. TTCC is owned and operated by […]

Tennessee Inmate: “Your Hard Work Payed Off”

Tennessee Inmate:  “Your Hard Work Payed Off”

“I CAN’T SAY THANK YOU ENOUGH” by Anonymous Inmate, Trousdale County Correctional Center (TTCC) (Sep. 2, 2016) — [Editor’s Note:  The following letter was received on Friday from an inmate who has been writing to The Post & Email regularly about the conditions at the above-stated prison, which has been plagued with problems since its […]

Report: Another Inmate Death at Trousdale County Correctional Center

Report:  Another Inmate Death at Trousdale County Correctional Center

GANGS DOMINATE PRIVATELY-RUN PRISON WHOSE MANAGEMENT WILL NOT ANSWER QUESTIONS by Sharon Rondeau (Aug. 20, 2016) — On Friday evening, The Post & Email spoke with a relative of an inmate at the Trousdale County Correctional Center (TTCC) in Hartsville, TN, a privately-owned facility opened in January amid a staffing shortage which has allowed for […]

TTCC Inmates Continue to Report Dangerous Conditions with Gang Members, No Employment, Limited Access to Law Library

TTCC Inmates Continue to Report Dangerous Conditions with Gang Members, No Employment, Limited Access to Law Library

“SOMETIMES THEY HAVE KNIVES + SOMETIMES THEY DON’T” by Sharon Rondeau (Jul. 23, 2016) — On Friday, The Post & Email received a number of letters from inmates at the Trousdale Turner Correctional Center (TTCC), about which we have reported extensively since early May. TTCC is located in Trousdale County, TN, and was considered an […]

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 […]