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 […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

TTCC Inmate Details Alleged Withholding of Prescribed Medications by Private Prison Provider

TTCC Inmate Details Alleged Withholding of Prescribed Medications by Private Prison Provider

OF “CRIME” AND “PUNISHMENT” by Sharon Rondeau (Dec. 28, 2016) — The Post & Email has received a letter from an inmate at the Trousdale Turner Correctional Center (TTCC) containing the names and inmate numbers, reportedly provided with those inmates’ permission, of prisoners reportedly not receiving doctor-prescribed medications at the privately-run facility in Hartsville, TN. […]

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 […]

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 […]

TTCC Inmate Report: Facility “Severely Understaffed and Overwhelmed”

TTCC Inmate Report: Facility “Severely Understaffed and Overwhelmed”

REFERS TO THANKSGIVING DAY INCIDENT AS “BRUTAL GANG WAR” by Anonymous Inmate, Trousdale Turner Correctional Center (TTCC) (Dec. 14, 2016) — [Editor’s Note:  The following letter was received on Friday, December 9, from an inmate not previously heard from who is housed at the Trousdale Turner Correctional Center (TTCC) in Hartsville, TN. The information he […]

Report Says Gang Members Dictate Conditions at NWCX, Too

Report Says Gang Members Dictate Conditions at NWCX, Too

“THE NORTHWEST PRISON IS RAN BY THE GANGS” by Sharon Rondeau (Sep. 23, 2016) — On Friday morning, The Post & Email published an article containing an email written to Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) Communications Director Neysa Taylor containing recent communiqués from relatives of inmates at the Trousdale Turner Correctional Center (TTCC) in Hartsville […]

TTCC Conditions Horrific, Say Inmate Relatives

TTCC Conditions Horrific, Say Inmate Relatives

“HARTSVILLE PRISON CONTINUES TO TREAT HUMANS WORSE THAN ANIMALS” by Sharon Rondeau (Sep. 23, 2016) — On Friday at 9:56 AM EDT, the following message was sent to Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) Communications Director Neysa Taylor: Good morning, Ms. Taylor, I know last month you claimed that the dozens of reports I have received […]

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 […]

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 […]

Tennessee Inmate Says “Safety of Staff and Inmates at Risk”

Tennessee Inmate Says “Safety of Staff and Inmates at Risk”

BUT WILL IT FALL ON DEAF EARS? by Sharon Rondeau (Aug. 14, 2018) — A letter arriving on Saturday dated July 31, 2018 from Tennessee inmate Jeffery Johnson, #105994, expounds on an earlier letter and enclosure reporting a “Battle of the Units” to encourage vigorous housekeeping days before an expected inspection visit from TDOC officials. […]

Trousdale Inmate Sends Sworn Document with Multiple Complaints to U.S. Justice Department

Trousdale Inmate Sends Sworn Document with Multiple Complaints to U.S. Justice Department

REQUESTS INVESTIGATION OF LIVING CONDITIONS by Sharon Rondeau (Jun. 24, 2018) — In March of this year, Trousdale Turner Correctional Center (TTCC) inmate Jeffrey Johnson, #105994, sent an eight-page “Communiqué of Complaint” to the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs (OJP) and Office for Civil Rights in Washington, DC alleging fire code violations, […]

If the FBI Can Investigate Prison Crimes in Mississippi and Georgia, Why Not Tennessee?

If the FBI Can Investigate Prison Crimes in Mississippi and Georgia, Why Not Tennessee?

“EQUAL PROTECTION OF THE LAWS,” OR JUST IN SOME PLACES? by Sharon Rondeau (Feb. 5, 2017) — An announcement dated February 2 at the website of the U.S. Department of Justice states that two Mississippi correction officers pleaded guilty in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi to using excessive force against […]

“Prison for Profit”

“Prison for Profit”

INMATE ALLEGES COLD FOOD, SHORT-STAFFING, LACK OF MEDS FURTHER THE GOAL OF INCREASING PROFITS by Anonymous Inmate, TTCC (Jan. 14, 2017) — [Editor’s Note:  The following letter arrived on Wednesday and describes conditions at the Trousdale Turner Correctional Complex (TTCC), on which The Post & Email has reported since last May.  We have not heard […]

Parents Appeal Los Angeles Judge’s Adoption Order for Two Children

Parents Appeal Los Angeles Judge’s Adoption Order for Two Children

COURT GRANTS TEN-DAY EXTENSION AFTER 90 DAYS REQUESTED IN FIVE-YEAR-OLD CASE by Sharon Rondeau (Dec. 23, 2016) — The parents of three children taken from their custody over a five-year period have appealed a Los Angeles judge’s August 2016 order that the elder two be formally adopted by their maternal grandparents. Edelman Children’s Court Judge […]

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 […]

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 […]