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 […]

Will Robert Z. Whipple III Receive Parole?

Will Robert Z. Whipple III Receive Parole?

HEARING HELD WEDNESDAY, MORE THAN FOUR YEARS PAST ELIGIBILITY DATE by Sharon Rondeau (Apr. 19, 2018) — As was discussed on Thursday morning’s edition of the “Nooganomics” radio show hosted by David Tulis, TDOC inmate Robert Z. Whipple, III had a parole hearing on Wednesday which, according to his TDOC online record, was long overdue. […]

Mayor Ganim, City of Bridgeport Honors Volunteer Groups Enriching the Bridgeport Community

Mayor Ganim, City of Bridgeport Honors Volunteer Groups Enriching the Bridgeport Community

NATIONAL VOLUNTEER WEEK UNITED CIVIC, RELIGIOUS AND SOCIAL ENGAGEMENT GROUPS from Dalmarys Matos, (203) 576-7201, dalmarys.matos@bridgeportct.gov (Apr. 17, 2018) — Bridgeport, CT – In recognition of National Volunteer Week, Mayor Joe Ganim this week joined the Bridgeport City Council to honor over 30 local volunteer groups and their efforts to improve the quality of life and community in […]

Report: Mentally-Ill Inmate Handcuffed So Tightly During Transport His Hands Swell Up

Report:  Mentally-Ill Inmate Handcuffed So Tightly During Transport His Hands Swell Up

“UNCALLED FOR” by Sharon Rondeau (Apr. 15, 2018) — As was expected late last week, TDOC inmate Michael Wayne Haycraft, #277811, was relocated from the Morgan County Correctional Complex (MCCX) to the Turney Center Industrial Complex (TCIX) on Friday evening. According to his wife, Beth Haycraft, Mr. Haycraft suffers from three specific mental illnesses which […]

NWCX Inmate Reports New Warden Violating Policy, Confiscating Personal Property without Warning

NWCX Inmate Reports New Warden Violating Policy, Confiscating Personal Property without Warning

“ACTING IN AN OUTLAW FASHION” by Sharon Rondeau (Apr. 15, 2018) — Approximately two weeks ago, the warden at the Morgan County Correctional Complex (MCCX) in Wartburg, TN, Shawn Phillips, changed places with the warden then at Northwest Correctional Complex (NWCX) in Tiptonville, Mike Parris. Parris had been warden at MCCX prior to his transfer […]

“Expanded” Court Order Reiterates Validity of Five-Year Restraining Order

“Expanded” Court Order Reiterates Validity of Five-Year Restraining Order

CONTRADICTING TWO LAW-ENFORCEMENT ENTITIES IN POSSESSION OF MYSTERY DOCUMENT by Sharon Rondeau (Apr. 14, 2018) — On Friday, April 13, 2018, “Michelle Robinson” received a Minute Order by U.S. mail from the Torrance, CA Superior Court’s Family Division reinforcing a March 23, 2018 Minute Order stating that a December 10, 2015 five-year restraining order issued […]

Report: Inmate Michael Haycraft to be Relocated Friday

Report:  Inmate Michael Haycraft to be Relocated Friday

“GOD IS STILL GOD” by Sharon Rondeau (Apr. 13, 2018) — At 6:15 a.m. EDT on Friday, the wife of mentally-ill TDOC inmate Michael Haycraft, #277811, received a phone call from her husband reporting that he is being relocated today, likely to the Turney Center Industrial Complex (TCIX), after six months in protective custody (PC) […]

Juvenile Court Supervising Judge Responds to The Post & Email’s Inquiries…

Juvenile Court Supervising Judge Responds to The Post & Email’s Inquiries…

WITH A NON-RESPONSE by Sharon Rondeau (Apr. 12, 2018) — On March 19, 2018, this writer contacted by certified mail Los Angeles County Juvenile Court Presiding Judge Michael I. Levanas as the result of a question arising from the issuance and apparent rescission of a 2015 restraining order. The protective order was issued by the […]

TDOC Denies Inmate with Mental Illness Parole

TDOC Denies Inmate with Mental Illness Parole

“ANOTHER YEAR OF ABUSE BY THE STATE OF TENNESSEE” by Beth Haycraft, ©2018 (Apr. 11, 2018) — [Editor’s Note:  The following summary was sent today by Beth Haycraft, the wife of TDOC inmate Michael Wayne Haycraft, #00277811, whose parole hearing on Tuesday resulted in a decision to maintain him in prison for another year. Mrs. […]

Claims Appeal Acknowledged for Tennessee Mother Whose Keys were Lost by Prison Guards

Claims Appeal Acknowledged for Tennessee Mother Whose Keys were Lost by Prison Guards

COSTING HER MORE THAN $1,300 by Sharon Rondeau (Apr. 10, 2018) — On Monday, single mother and Tennessee citizen Jamonica Taylor received a letter of acknowledgement from the Tennessee Claims Commission, to which she had appealed a denial of reimbursement for expenses she incurred while visiting an inmate on Thanksgiving Day last year. In December, […]

Tennessee: Prison Law Library Access Granted…

Tennessee:  Prison Law Library Access Granted…

THEN TAKEN AWAY BY STEALTH by Sharon Rondeau (Apr. 10, 2018) — After reporting approximately five weeks ago that the “Westlaw” legal resource had been installed at the Bledsoe County Correctional Complex (BCCX) in Pikeville for use by the prison population, inmate Robert Z. Whipple III, #399615, reported in an April 3, 2018 letter that […]

Connecticut Residents Once Again Urged to “Pick Up the Phone!” to Support Largest-Ever Survey on Neighborhood-Level Quality of Life, Health, and Happiness

Connecticut Residents Once Again Urged to “Pick Up the Phone!” to Support Largest-Ever Survey on Neighborhood-Level Quality of Life, Health, and Happiness

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contacts: Mark Abraham, info [at] ctdatahaven.org, 203.500.7059, www.ctdatahaven.org (Apr. 9, 2018) — NEW HAVEN, CT, March 20, 2018 – How happy are you? Have you seen a dentist lately? Are local government officials responsive to your needs? Those are just a few of the questions being asked by friendly survey-takers helping DataHaven […]

Wife of Inmate with Mental Illness Warns Tennessee Officials of Suspected Impending “Crisis”

Wife of Inmate with Mental Illness Warns Tennessee Officials of Suspected Impending “Crisis”

REQUESTS “MENTAL HEALTH INTERVENTION” From:  BETH Haycraft To: “Olroyd, Emily” <emily.r.olroyd@tn.gov>, “Hinds, Amanda” <amanda.m.hinds@tn.gov>, Marie.Williams@tn.gov, lolie.jones@tn.gov, “Michelle R. Hergert” <Michelle.R.Hergert@tn.gov> Date: April 8, 2018 at 10:21 AM Subject: escalation fear of crisis Dr. Olroyd et al, Over the past week, I have been aware of an escalation of symptoms in my husband Michael Wayne Haycraft, […]

MCCX: Harmer Reports Continued Nighttime “Harassment”

MCCX:  Harmer Reports Continued Nighttime “Harassment”

INMATE OFFERS TO “TRAIN” STAFF ON “POLICY” by Sharon Rondeau (Apr. 7, 2018) — In a March 31, 2018 memorandum, Morgan County Correctional Complex (MCCX) inmate Grenda Ray Harmer, #88710, wrote to Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) Commissioner Tony Parker to say that he continues to be a victim of “harassment” on the part of […]

Inmate Claims False Report to be Used to Deny Him Parole

Inmate Claims False Report to be Used to Deny Him Parole

“WE SHOULD NOT BE PUNISHED FOR THINGS WE DID NOT DO” by Sharon Rondeau (Apr. 5, 2018) — On Thursday, a letter arrived from NWCX inmate Billy Ray Cooper, Jr., #407119, claiming that a correction officer accused him of throwing an apple at her and promised to use the “incident” as a means by which […]

Tennessee: Trousdale Inmate Reports Medication Reinstated after Two Months

Tennessee:  Trousdale Inmate Reports Medication Reinstated after Two Months

PAROLE HEARING SCHEDULED FOR APRIL 23 by Sharon Rondeau (Apr. 5, 2018) — An inmate whose name was mentioned on the “Nooganomics” radio show approximately three weeks ago reported in a recent letter that the Omeprazole he has been taking for years for acid reflux disease was reordered after a two-month hiatus. Trousdale Turner Correctional […]

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