Inmate’s Wife Reports Grave Threat to Mentally-Ill Husband in Tennessee Prison

Inmate’s Wife Reports Grave Threat to Mentally-Ill Husband in Tennessee Prison

“HOUSED WITH A VIOLENT OFFENDER” by Beth Haycraft, ©2018 (Jun. 22, 2018) — [Editor’s Note:  The following email was received on Friday evening as a follow-up to our article published Tuesday containing a video of Mrs. Haycraft interviewing her husband, who is incarcerated at the Turney Center Industrial Complex (TCIX) and suffers from mental illness.  […]

Harmer Continues to Sound Alarm on Lack of Security

Harmer Continues to Sound Alarm on Lack of Security

“A P.C. INMATE COULD EASILY BE HURT OR KILLED…” by Sharon Rondeau (Jun. 22, 2018) — In a formal follow-up to a letter published on Wednesday, TDOC inmate Grenda Ray Harmer, #88710, sent a memo containing examples, with dates and times, of protective-custody inmates reportedly being placed at risk from inadequate security measures. Harmer has […]

Update from Parolee Robert Z. Whipple, III

Update from Parolee Robert Z. Whipple, III

“IT’S ALL WORKING OUT OKAY” by Sharon Rondeau (Jun. 22, 2018) — On Friday morning The Post & Email received an update from former TDOC inmate Robert Z. Whipple, III, who was released on parole last month to a halfway house after spending nearly eight years in prison on a drug charge. Although now out […]

Harmer Reports Breaches of Protective-Custody Protocols

Harmer Reports Breaches of Protective-Custody Protocols

“THEY ALLOW GANG MEMBERS TO SELL DRUGS AND TOBACCO” by Sharon Rondeau (Jun. 20, 2018) — In a letter received on Monday dated June 14, 2018, Morgan County Correctional Complex (MCCX) inmate Grenda Ray Harmer, #88710, reported that standard security measures are ignored by staff in the protective custody (PC) unit of the prison, located […]

State of Tennessee Delays Addressing Single Mother’s $1300 Loss

State of Tennessee Delays Addressing Single Mother’s $1300 Loss

REQUESTS TWO EXTENSIONS TO FILE RESPONSE by Sharon Rondeau (Jun. 19, 2018) — On Monday, Tennessee citizen, single mother and state employee Jamonica Taylor informed us that the State of Tennessee requested a ten-day extension to file its response to her claim for reimbursement for more than $1,300 she spent after her car keys were […]

Advisory: Mayor Ganim, U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, State of CT Department of Veteran Affairs to Honor Local Veterans with a Pinning & Medal Ceremony

Advisory: Mayor Ganim, U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, State of CT Department of Veteran Affairs to Honor Local Veterans with a Pinning & Medal Ceremony

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE from Dalmarys Matos, City of Bridgeport, (203) 576-7201, dalmarys.matos@bridgeportct.gov (Jun. 19, 2018) — WHO:             Mayor Joseph Ganim, City of Bridgeport Office of Veteran Affairs staff members, Representatives from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Representatives from the State of Connecticut Department of Veteran Affairs, City Council members WHAT:          Mayor Joe Ganim […]

Wife of Mentally-Ill Tennessee Inmate Produces Video on Alleged Prison Abuses

Wife of Mentally-Ill Tennessee Inmate Produces Video on Alleged Prison Abuses

INMATE:  “YOU NAME IT, THEY’RE VIOLATING IT” by Sharon Rondeau (Jun. 19, 2018) — Beth Haycraft, wife of TDOC inmate Michael Wayne Haycraft, #277811, has produced a video containing her husband’s explanation, in his own words, of his current situation at the Turney Center Industrial Complex (TCIX) located in Only, TN. Haycraft was relocated shortly […]

Harmer Contacts Tennessee Health Commissioner

Harmer Contacts Tennessee Health Commissioner

TO REPORT ALLEGED FOOD-SERVICE VIOLATIONS by Sharon Rondeau (Jun. 12, 2018) — On Wednesday, June 6, 2018, Morgan County Correctional Complex (MCCX) inmate Grenda Ray Harmer, #88710, wrote to Tennessee Department of Health Commissioner John Dreyzehner to report that the prison “is violating health department food regulations in two areas.” Harmer said that a section […]

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 […]

Wife of Mentally-Ill Inmate Addresses Tennessee Board of Parole

Wife of Mentally-Ill Inmate Addresses Tennessee Board of Parole

“YOU HAVE SET HIM UP TO FAIL” by Sharon Rondeau (Jun. 9, 2018) — Virginia resident Beth Haycraft, whose husband Michael is incarcerated by the Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC), wrote the following letter dated June 4, 2018 to the Tennessee Board of Parole, which denied her husband parole on April 10. According to his […]

Why Are Inmates Kept So Long in Protective Custody?

Why Are Inmates Kept So Long in Protective Custody?

INMATE ACCUSES TDOC COMMISSIONER OF FINANCIAL MOTIVE by Sharon Rondeau (Jun. 8, 2018) — On Friday, a copy of a letter dated June 4, 2018 addressed to Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) Commissioner Tony Parker was received by this publication. The letter, written by Morgan County Correctional Complex (MCCX) inmate Grenda Ray Harmer, #88710, is […]

NWCX Second Source: Female Correction Officer Terrorizes Inmates

NWCX Second Source:  Female Correction Officer Terrorizes Inmates

“EVERYBODY KNOWS” by Sharon Rondeau (Jun. 2, 2018) — A communication received on Saturday reiterated the claim of an initial source who told us that a female correction officer at the Northwest Correctional Complex (NWCX) in Tiptonville, TN is literally terrorizing inmates as well as following through on those threats. We are not publishing the […]

Positive Development Reported at MCCX

Positive Development Reported at MCCX

“BETTER THEN WHAT WE HAD” by Sharon Rondeau (Jun. 2, 2018) — After months of filing grievances about the lack of weekend recreation time for inmates in the Protective Custody (PC) unit at the Morgan County Correctional Complex (MCCX), inmate Grenda Ray Harmer, #88710, reported in a letter received Saturday that that policy has changed. […]

Bridgeport to Memorialize Local Humanitarian with Street Dedication

Bridgeport to Memorialize Local Humanitarian with Street Dedication

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE from Dalmarys Matos (203) 576-7201, dalmarys.matos@bridgeportct.gov (Jun. 2, 2018) — WHO:             City of Bridgeport community members, Representatives from The Under the Bridge Project, City Council members WHAT:          The City of Bridgeport will honor and remember Linda Cervero for feeding the city’s hungry and homeless populations every Sunday for 25 years by […]

New Prison Term: “B and B”

New Prison Term:  “B and B”

CONTRABAND REPORTEDLY SUPPLIED BY CORRECTION OFFICER WITH IMPUNITY by Sharon Rondeau (May 28, 2018) — Late last week a letter arrived from a source at the Northwest Correctional Complex (NWCX) in Tiptonville, TN describing a process with which this writer was not acquainted:  “B and B.” The source described the term as “when an officer […]

Los Angeles Mother Loses Appeal for Custody Review of Three-Year-Old Daughter

Los Angeles Mother Loses Appeal for Custody Review of Three-Year-Old Daughter

“I REALLY HAVE NO RECOURSE” by Sharon Rondeau (May 28, 2018) — Earlier this month, two appeals filed by an attorney representing “Michelle Robinson” in the Court of Appeal for the Second Appellate District in Los Angeles were reviewed, with the court affirming the dependency court’s award of custody to the child’s father and dismissing […]

The Post & Email Interviews Former TDOC Inmate Robert Z. Whipple, III

The Post & Email Interviews Former TDOC Inmate Robert Z. Whipple, III

“I REALLY DID NOT EXPECT IT” by Sharon Rondeau (May 24, 2018) — On Thursday afternoon, The Post & Email was able to speak with former TDOC prisoner Robert Z. Whipple, III, who was released from the Bledsoe County Correctional Complex (BCCX) at approximately 5:00 PM local time on Tuesday to parole status. Whipple had […]

Robert Z. Whipple Released from Prison

Robert Z. Whipple Released from Prison

FIVE WEEKS AFTER PAROLE GRANTED by Sharon Rondeau (May 23, 2018) — On Wednesday evening The Post & Email received a message from Robert Z. Whipple, III that at long last he was released from prison to parole. His April 18 parole hearing concluded in a positive outcome, but his actual release to a halfway […]

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