Hawaii Now Acting on Computer Intrusion Case

Hawaii Now Acting on Computer Intrusion Case

WHO HAS THE UNBRIDLED ABILITY TO CONDUCT CYBER-CRIMES? by Sharon Rondeau (Feb. 14, 2018) — A Hawaii resident who provided research assistance to the power of attorney (POA) for a disabled U.S. Army soldier two years ago reported late last week that he is now receiving assistance from a local agency for cyber-attacks he has […]

Father of Inmate Reports Diabetic Shoes Finally Received

Father of Inmate Reports Diabetic Shoes Finally Received

AFTER HE IS FORCED TO PAY FOR THEM by Sharon Rondeau (Feb. 6, 2018) — On Tuesday evening, Mr. Robert Z. Whipple, father of a Tennessee prison inmate by the same name, reported that his son finally received the diabetic shoes prescribed for him by a TDOC physician nearly three months ago. Just before Christmas, […]

City of Bridgeport, City Council to Host Free Health Screenings to Raise Awareness for Heart Disease and Diabetes

City of Bridgeport, City Council to Host Free Health Screenings to Raise Awareness for Heart Disease and Diabetes

FIFTH ANNUAL ‘KNOW YOUR NUMBERS’ CAMPAIGN EDUCATES RESIDENTS ABOUT HEALTHY BLOOD PRESSURE, CHOLESTEROL AND BLOOD SUGAR LEVELS from Dalmarys Matos, (203) 576-7201, dalmarys.matos@bridgeportct.gov (Feb. 5, 2018) — Bridgeport, CT – The City of Bridgeport City Council members and The Greater Bridgeport Primary Care Action Group will host the fifth annual “Know Your Numbers” campaign with […]

Harmer Reports Improvement in Food Service at MCCX

Harmer Reports Improvement in Food Service at MCCX

“HERE IS SOME GOOD NEWS” by Sharon Rondeau (Jan. 31, 2018) — In a letter received on Monday dated January 24, 2018, MCCX inmate Grenda Ray Harmer, #88710, reported that he has noted an improvement in food service in his section of the prison. MCCX is one of 14 prisons within the Tennessee Department of […]

Harmer Reports Prescription Medication Reinstated

Harmer Reports Prescription Medication Reinstated

BUT FOR HOW LONG? by Sharon Rondeau (Jan. 28, 2018) — On January 19, 2018, TDOC inmate Grenda Ray Harmer, #88710, wrote in a letter received last week that the Naproxen he was prescribed years ago for degenerative joint disease was recently reinstated after having been withheld beginning on December 30. At that time, the […]

Report: Christmas Package Intended for Inmate Jettisoned by MCCX Staff

Report:  Christmas Package Intended for Inmate Jettisoned by MCCX Staff

SUPPLIER WAS TOLD INMATE “UNAVAILABLE” by Sharon Rondeau (Jan. 23, 2018) — A letter and complaint form received from TDOC inmate Grenda Ray Harmer on Tuesday states that a package intended as a Christmas gift from a friend never reached him because prison staff told the supplier that he was “unavailable.” Packages to inmates are […]

Local Municipal and Health Leaders Unite for a Call to Action Against Opioid Addiction

Local Municipal and Health Leaders Unite for a Call to Action Against Opioid Addiction

MAYOR GANIM, HEALTH DIRECTOR BOND LAUNCH OPIOID AWARENESS CAMPAIGN ‘BPTIamU’ from Dalmarys Matos, dalmarys.matos@bridgeportct.gov (Jan. 23, 2018) — Bridgeport, CT – In response to the national opioid crisis, Mayor Ganim and Health Director Maritza Bond were joined by Fairfield First Selectman Mike Tetreau, Trumbull First Selectman Vicki Tesoro, health directors from Fairfield, Trumbull, Stratford, Monroe, and New […]

Harmer Reports Attempted Prison Escape

Harmer Reports Attempted Prison Escape

EXCORIATES WARDEN FOR NOT “PROTECTING SOCIETY BETTER” by Sharon Rondeau (Jan. 20, 2018) — Enclosed with a letter received on Friday from TDOC inmate Grenda Ray Harmer, #88710, was a copy of a report sent to Commissioner Tony Parker stating that a means of possible inmate escape was not properly safeguarded by Warden Shawn Phillips […]

TDOC Inmate Report: Two Medications Again Withheld

TDOC Inmate Report:  Two Medications Again Withheld

“WHY ARE YOU PERIODICALLY STOPPING MY MEDICATION?” by Sharon Rondeau (Jan. 15, 2018) — On the heels of the good news that the heat was turned on in his cell after many weeks of reported “freezing” temperatures within, TDOC inmate Grenda Ray Harmer reported in the same mailing that two of his medications were removed […]

The Heat is On!

The Heat is On!

“THEY ARE NOT HAPPY ABOUT THE NEGATIVE ARTICLES” by Sharon Rondeau (Jan. 13, 2018) — A letter dated January 6, 2018 received on Saturday from TDOC inmate Grenda Ray Harmer reports that his cell, which he has long said has been maintained at “freezing” temperatures, now has heat. Since late November, Harmer has written a […]

Tennessee Inmate Report: TDOC “Tortures People”

Tennessee Inmate Report:  TDOC “Tortures People”

COLD WINTER AIR CONTINUES TO PERMEATE INMATE’S CELL DESPITE NUMEROUS COMPLAINTS; INMATE CLAIMS “INTENTIONAL” by Sharon Rondeau (Jan. 6, 2018) — A letter received on Saturday from TDOC inmate Grenda Ray Harmer, #88710, reports that his cell in the “PC” unit at MCCX remains “like a deep freezer” but that Warden Shawn Phillips responded positively, […]

Tennessee Inmate Still Has No Diabetic Shoes

Tennessee Inmate Still Has No Diabetic Shoes

TDOC DENIES MEDICAL NEED, BUT WHY? by Sharon Rondeau (Jan. 4, 2018) — A Tennessee state inmate who was prescribed diabetic shoes more than two months ago still has not received them, according to a mailing received on Wednesday. Robert Z. Whipple, III resides at the Bledsoe County Correctional Complex (BCCX) in Pikeville and has […]

Tenessee Inmate Fears Death Will Precede Hepatitis C Treatment

Tenessee Inmate Fears Death Will Precede Hepatitis C Treatment

CLAIMS EIGHTH AMENDMENT VIOLATION by Sharon Rondeau (Dec. 27, 2017) — A letter received on Tuesday from an inmate at the Trousdale Turner Correctional Center (TTCC) in Hartsville, TN describes an ongoing lack of access to life-saving and other medications corroborated by a series of reports by WSMV-Channel 4 in Nashville earlier this year. Although […]

Mayor Ganim Activates Bridgeport Cold Weather Protocol-Warming Centers Open Throughout the Day

Mayor Ganim Activates Bridgeport Cold Weather Protocol-Warming Centers Open Throughout the Day

ALL BRIDGEPORT PUBLIC LIBRARIES AND SENIOR CENTERS, GREATER BRIDGEPORT TRANSIT BUS TERMINAL OPEN AS WARMING SHELTERS DURING THE DAY from Delmarys Matos, City of Bridgeport, CT, (203) 576-7201 (Dec. 27, 2017) — Bridgeport, CT – Mayor Joe Ganim and the Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security today activated the city’s cold weather protocol. This […]

Can This Inmate Get Heat for Christmas?

Can This Inmate Get Heat for Christmas?

“COLD AIR IS BLOWING IN” by Sharon Rondeau (Dec. 22, 2017) — In a letter received on Friday, TDOC inmate Grenda Ray Harmer, #88710, reported some good news: that the heat in his cell at the Morgan County Correctional Complex (MCCX) was at long last “turned on” on one week ago on December 15. “On […]

Private Prison Inmate Says Warden Does Not Enforce “Zero Tolerance” Policy

Private Prison Inmate Says Warden Does Not Enforce “Zero Tolerance” Policy

CITES PROHIBITED “INMATE/EMPLOYEE RELATIONSHIPS” by Sharon Rondeau (Dec. 19, 2017) — A letter received on Monday from an inmate at the privately-owned Trousdale Turner Correctional Center (TTCC) in Hartsville, TN states that “relationships” between inmates and correction officers are to blame for the importation of contraband items into the facility on a regular basis. As […]

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