TTCC Inmate Reports Failure of Staff to Respond to Emergency Calls

TTCC Inmate Reports Failure of Staff to Respond to Emergency Calls

“THIS COULD HAVE TURNED TRAGIC” by Sharon Rondeau (Mar. 31, 2019) — On Friday The Post & Email received a six-page mailing from Tennessee state inmate Dennis W. Martin, #157498, who is housed at the Trousdale Turner Correctional Center (TTCC) in Hartsville. The letter, dated March 6, 2019, was addressed to the American Correctional Association […]

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 Continued Dangerous Conditions at TTCC

Inmate Reports Continued Dangerous Conditions at TTCC

“PUT IN HARM’S WAY EVERY DAY” by Sharon Rondeau (Apr. 21, 2018) — An inmate at the Trousdale Turner Correctional Center (TTCC), Tennessee’s newest prison, reported in a letter postmarked April 12, 2018 that conditions there remain precarious primarily due to short-staffing. A staff shortage at the facility was noted in a November 2017 audit […]

Report: TTCC Private Security Contract Canceled

Report:  TTCC Private Security Contract Canceled

SHORT-STAFFING NOW EVEN MORE PRONOUNCED; LOCKDOWN IMMINENTLY EXPECTED by Sharon Rondeau (Mar. 15, 2017) — In a letter dated March 4, 2017 to Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam, an inmate at the Trousdale Turner Correctional Center (TTCC) in Hartsville, TN alleged that the CEO of the prison operator and the Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) commissioner […]

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 […]

Another TTCC Horror Story

Another TTCC Horror Story

“EVERYTHING IS GETTING SUBVERTED BY THE OFFICIALS HERE” by Sharon Rondeau (Jan. 7, 2017) — On Friday, the relative of an inmate at the Trousdale Turner Correctional Center (TTCC) in Hartsville, TN contacted The Post & Email to relate accounts of horrific conditions within the prison similar to those which have been reported by both […]

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 […]

TTCC Inmate Reports “Major Gang War”

TTCC Inmate Reports “Major Gang War”

ON THANKSGIVING DAY? by Sharon Rondeau (Dec. 18, 2016) — Another inmate from the Trousdale Turner Correctional Complex (TTCC) has reported in a letter that “the entire facility is on lockdown due to a major gang war between the ‘Crips’ and the ‘Bloods.’ This is largely due to the understaffing and poor oversight at this […]

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 […]

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 […]

Another Inmate Fears for His Life at Trousdale Turner

Another Inmate Fears for His Life at Trousdale Turner

“SEE IF BY THE TIME YOU GET THIS I AM IN THE HOSPITAL OR DEAD” by Sharon Rondeau (Jun. 17, 2019) — A letter received Monday from an inmate at the Trousdale Turner Correctional Center (TTCC) in Hartsville warns that because of ongoing threats to his life by gang members and his cellmate, he fears […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

CoreCivic Holds “Battle of the Units”

CoreCivic Holds “Battle of the Units”

TO IMPRESS TDOC COMMISSIONER DURING VISIT by Sharon Rondeau (Aug. 3, 2018) — An original letter written by TDOC inmate Jeffery Johnson to Mr. John Fisher, TDOC Regional Director, recounts a July 20, 2018 visit on Fisher’s part to the Trousdale Turner Correctional Center (TTCC), which is owned and operated by the private corporation CoreCivic. […]

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, […]

Inmate Reports “No Mail Room” at CoreCivic Facility

Inmate Reports “No Mail Room” at CoreCivic Facility

CLAIMS “EXTRA BURDEN” PLACED ON CORRECTIONS STAFF by Sharon Rondeau (Jun. 10, 2018) — In late April, an inmate at the Trousdale Turner Correctional Complex (TTCC) in Hartsville, TN contacted the CEO of CoreCivic, the private company which owns and operates the prison, with complaints about mail delivery. Jeffrey Johnson, #105994, specifically pointed to “no […]

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