Tulis Asks Judges to Defend Control over Grand Jury, Says Role Unconstitutional

Tulis Asks Judges to Defend Control over Grand Jury, Says Role Unconstitutional

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE by David Tulis, ©2020 (Jan. 25, 2020) — Legal reform activist and investigative reporter David Tulis delivered a letter Thursday to three criminal court judges in Hamilton County demanding a defense of their control over the grand jury. Tulis lays out his grievance in a 10-page analysis [attached] chock full of court […]

Tennessee Comptroller Audit Notes Significant Shortcomings in Prison Management

Tennessee Comptroller Audit Notes Significant Shortcomings in Prison Management

MEDICAL CARE AND RECORDS, STAFFING SHORTAGES AMONG CHIEF CONCERNS by Sharon Rondeau (Jan. 11, 2020) — A 234-page “Performance Audit Report” released Friday by the Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury found the Tennessee Department of Corrections (TDOC) to be deficient in carrying out the department’s mission “to operate safe and secure prisons and provide effective […]

Shelby County, TN Inmate: Judge Lifts “Stun” Cuffs Order

Shelby County, TN Inmate:  Judge Lifts “Stun” Cuffs Order

CREDITS THE POST & EMAIL’S REPORTAGE by Sharon Rondeau (Jan. 8, 2020) — An unexpected late Christmas card received Wednesday from Shelby County, TN jail inmate Quartez Gary contained a letter in which Gary attributed to The Post & Email’s reporting the lifting of an order restricting him to “stun” handcuffs while in transit. Our […]

Former Tennessee Inmate Home; Wife Thanks TDOC Counselor

Former Tennessee Inmate Home; Wife Thanks TDOC Counselor

SAYS “ALTERNATIVE SENTENCING” A “DIRE NEED” by Sharon Rondeau (Jan. 7, 2020) — A video released on New Year’s Day by Haycraft Ministries depicts Beth Haycraft and her husband Michael discussing the events of the day, including in their home state of Virginia, where Michael Haycraft now resides with his wife after spending five years […]

Tennessee Inmate Claims Drugs “Easier to Get” in Prison than “on the Street”

Tennessee Inmate Claims Drugs “Easier to Get” in Prison than “on the Street”

AND GANG ACTIVITY RAMPANT by Sharon Rondeau (Jan. 6, 2020) — A letter received Saturday alleges that the Northwest Correctional Complex (NWCX) remains a dangerous prison in which gangs dictate daily routines and extortion payments, reportedly with the knowledge and consent of correction officers. The author of the letter requested that his name be withheld […]

Mayor Ganim Stands in Solidarity with People of All Faiths

Mayor Ganim Stands in Solidarity with People of All Faiths

BRIDGEPORT POLICE DEPARTMENT TO INCREASE PRESENCE AT PLACES OF WORSHIP for More Information:  Josue Jorge (203) 576-7201, josue.jorge@bridgeportct.gov (Dec. 30, 2019) — Bridgeport, CT – Today, Mayor Ganim released a video addressing the recent attack in a Rockland County town where five people were stabbed in a rabbi’s home. As he condemns the actions of […]

Tennessee Inmate Reports Fall Down 19 Stairs While Shackled with Virtually No Follow-Up Treatment

Tennessee Inmate Reports Fall Down 19 Stairs While Shackled with Virtually No Follow-Up Treatment

“I’M STILL A HUMAN BEING” by Sharon Rondeau (Dec. 25, 2019) — A letter received Tuesday from an inmate at the Northwest Correctional Complex (NWCX) in Tiptonville, TN reports that following an appearance at the courthouse in Lynchburg, Moore County, last month, he fell down a 19-step staircase while in custody and received virtually no […]

Meet Officer Carmo Jr. Who Stopped A Driverless Vehicle From Rolling Downhill During School Dismissal

Meet Officer Carmo Jr. Who Stopped A Driverless Vehicle From Rolling Downhill During School Dismissal

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For more information:  Josue Jorge (203) 576-7201, josue.jorge@bridgeportct.gov (Dec. 23, 2019) — Bridgeport, CT – Today, Mayor Ganim joined Chief Perez and Assistant Chief Rebeca Garcia to acknowledge Bridgeport Police Officer Carlos Carmo Jr. who stopped an SUV from rolling downhill on Boston Avenue during school dismissal. “As I was running after […]

The Williams Parents Enjoy Very Brief Visit with Their Children

The Williams Parents Enjoy Very Brief Visit with Their Children

ADOPTED BY GRANDPARENTS THROUGH LOS ANGELES DCFS by Sharon Rondeau (Dec. 16, 2019) — On Saturday, the mother of three children who were legally adopted by her parents through the Los Angeles Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) over the course of several years informed us that in September, she and her husband were […]

Do Tennesseans Know About This Law?

Do Tennesseans Know About This Law?

ULTIMATELY, WHO PAYS? by Sharon Rondeau (Dec. 14, 2019) — The Post & Email recently received a mailing from TDOC inmate Michael Stitts, #213173, informing us of a statute of which we had been previously unaware which allows the TDOC to collect court costs on behalf of the State of Tennessee. The assessed fees are […]

Authorization of Agency

Authorization of Agency

AN “ANTI-TRESPASS PROGRAM” WITH DEEP CONNECTIONS by Fergus Nolan, ©2919, blogging at MemphisTruth.org (Dec. 13, 2019) — Disclaimer:  The author, Fergus Nolan, has appeared in three Authorizations of Agency. The Broken Windows theory of crime, first proposed in 1982, led to zero tolerance policies in police departments, and legislative strategies like minimum sentencing and three […]

Tennessee: Harmer Calls for Investigation into Alleged Prison Mental-Health-Services Fraud

Tennessee:  Harmer Calls for Investigation into Alleged Prison Mental-Health-Services Fraud

AFTER COMPELLED PARTICIPATION by Sharon Rondeau (Dec. 6, 2019) — A letter received on Friday from TDOC inmate Grenda Ray Harmer, #88710, alleges a scheme on the part of TDOC Commissioner Tony Parker to compel inmates to obtain mental-health counseling, whether or not they have been evaluated as requiring it, to enrich the prison service-provider, […]

Tennessee: Harmer Likely to Remain in Custody Another Year

Tennessee:  Harmer Likely to Remain in Custody Another Year

INMATE CHOOSES TO CONVALESCE UNDER CARE OF TDOC by Sharon Rondeau (Nov. 26, 2019) — In a letter received Tuesday, 25-year TDOC inmate Grenda Ray Harmer, #88710, reported that he will likely remain in the custody of the Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) for another year because of medical conditions for which he just recently […]

Mayor Ganim, City of Bridgeport, and Local Fire Departments Honor Brave Men and Women on Veterans Day

Mayor Ganim, City of Bridgeport, and Local Fire Departments Honor Brave Men and Women on Veterans Day

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE from Josue Jorge (203) 576-7201, josue.jorge@bridgeportct.gov (Nov. 14, 2019) — Bridgeport, CT – Early Monday morning Mayor Ganim joined the Veterans Council of Greater Bridgeport, community members and local officials to honor veterans. Events began with a flag raising at Veterans Memorial Park on the North End and ended at a Veterans […]

CoreCivic Responds to The Post & Email on Trousdale Facility Report

CoreCivic Responds to The Post & Email on Trousdale Facility Report

“LOCKDOWN” IMPOSED FOLLOWING REPORTED INMATE ALTERCATION by Sharon Rondeau (Nov. 11, 2019) — Late Monday morning, The Post & Email received an email from an individual who stated that she received information from several inmates at the Trousdale Turner Correctional Center (TTCC) in Hartsville, TN, the state’s newest prison with a track record of violence […]

Why Do Tennessee Public Officials Have Aliases?

Why Do Tennessee Public Officials Have Aliases?

SPOKESMEN MUM ON APPARENTLY WIDESPREAD PRACTICE by Sharon Rondeau (Oct. 24, 2019) — The Post & Email has discovered that numerous past and current public officials in Tennessee have signed their names to official documents in different ways, with the handwriting appearing to vary in some cases. The oath of office for all “constitutional officers” […]

Mayor Ganim Presents Key to the City to the Quantico Marine Corps Band

Mayor Ganim Presents Key to the City to the Quantico Marine Corps Band

MARINE CORPS WARRANT OFFICER STATES, “BRIDGEPORT FEELS LIKE FAMILY” from Jorge Josue, josue.jorge@bridgeportct.gov (Oct. 22, 2019) — Bridgeport, CT – Mayor Ganim presented the Key to the City to the well-known and prestigious Quantico Marine Corps Band in celebration of their thirty years performing at the annual Vincent Vizzo Columbus Day concert. “Thank you to […]

Father Calls Out the State of Tennessee for “Cover-Up” of Child Abuse, Part 4

Father Calls Out the State of Tennessee for “Cover-Up” of Child Abuse, Part 4

SHERIFF’S OFFICE SILENT; CHILD-WELFARE AGENCY CLOSES CASE WITHOUT EXPLANATION.  IS THE FBI INVESTIGATING? by Sharon Rondeau (Oct. 17, 2019) — On September 23, 2019, the father of four Jackson, TN children he believes are being abused by their mother and stepfather was told by Sgt. TJ King of the Madison County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) that […]

Tennessee Inmate Reports Forced “Mental Health” Class

Tennessee Inmate Reports Forced “Mental Health” Class

IS “MORE FUNDING” THE REASON? by Sharon Rondeau (Oct. 14, 2019) — Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) Grenda Ray Harmer, an inmate at the state’s Morgan County Correctional Complex (MCCX) who has communicated with The Post & Email for approximately three years, reported in an October 7, 2019 letter to Gov. Bill Lee that he […]

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