Bridgeport’s MIRA, Career Resources to Kickoff Youth Job Fair

Bridgeport’s MIRA, Career Resources to Kickoff Youth Job Fair

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE from Dalmarys Matos, dalmarys.matos@bridgeportct.gov (May 22, 2019) — WHO:    Bridgeport Director of the Mayor’s Initiative for Reentry Affairs (MIRA) Eric Christmas, President & CEO of Career Resources, Inc. Scott Wilderman, City Council, and community members WHAT:    Bridgeport’s Mayor’s Initiative for Reentry Affairs (MIRA) in partnership with Career Resources, Inc., RYASAP, ABCD, […]

Tennessee Inmates File Suit Against Parole Board, Alleging Arbitrary Detainment after Sentences Served

Tennessee Inmates File Suit Against Parole Board, Alleging Arbitrary Detainment after Sentences Served

CLASS ACTION ALLEGES FIFTH, EIGHTH AND FOURTEENTH AMENDMENT VIOLATIONS by Sharon Rondeau (May 20, 2019) — In February, a 58-page lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee by 14 inmates at the Bledsoe County Correctional Complex (BCCX) alleging that the Tennessee Board of Parole is not adhering to […]

Bridgeport Firefighters Organize T-Shirt Fundraiser to Support Veterans

Bridgeport Firefighters Organize T-Shirt Fundraiser to Support Veterans

T-SHIRT PROCEEDS & DONATIONS TO SUPPORT HOMES FOR THE BRAVE from Dalmarys Matos, (203) 576-7201, dalmarys.matos@bridgeportct.gov             (May 5, 2019) — Bridgeport, CT –Mayor Ganim was joined by Senator Blumenthal to help members of the Bridgeport Fire Department launch their T-Shirt Campaign that will benefit Homes for the Brave.  The […]

Mayor Ganim To Kick off the 2019 Season of “Park City Pickin’ It Up”

Mayor Ganim To Kick off the 2019 Season of “Park City Pickin’ It Up”

“BLIGHT TO BRIGHT” from Dalmarys Matos, (203) 576-7201, dalmarys.matos@bridgeportct.gov (Apr. 26, 2019) — WHO:             Mayor Joseph Ganim, State Representative Jack Hennessey, Stratfield Historic District Association (SHDA) community volunteers, City staff, City Council, and community members WHAT:          Mayor Ganim will by joined by State Representative Hennessey to welcome Stratfield Historic District Association (SHDA) community volunteers […]

Tennessee Inmate Claims Discrimination on the Basis of Disability

Tennessee Inmate Claims Discrimination on the Basis of Disability

IS THE TDOC VIOLATING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT? by Sharon Rondeau (Apr. 23, 2019) — A letter received last week from an inmate at the Northwest Correctional Complex (NWCX) in Tiptonville, TN reported, as he did last year, that with the arrival of spring, inmates with disabilities were hoping to be able to recreate […]

Another TTCC Inmate Fears for His Life

Another TTCC Inmate Fears for His Life

AND SAYS NOTHING WAS DONE TO PROTECT HIM by Sharon Rondeau (Apr. 10, 2019) — A letter received late last week from a Tennessee state inmate indicated fear for his life following what he said were “assaults, robberies and sexual assaults” at the Trousdale Turner Correctional Center (TTCC) in Hartsville. According to scores, if not […]

Mayor Ganim, MIRA, Career Resources to Kickoff Hire One Re-Entry Career Fair

Mayor Ganim, MIRA, Career Resources to Kickoff Hire One Re-Entry Career Fair

30 COMPANIES TO PARTICIPATE from Dalmarys Matos (203) 576-7201, dalmarys.matos@bridgeportct.gov (Apr. 10, 2019) — WHO:             Mayor Joseph Ganim, Director of the Mayor’s Initiative for Reentry Affairs (MIRA) Eric Christmas, President & CEO of Career Resources, Inc. Scott Wilderman, City Council, and community members WHAT:            Mayor Ganim will join Bridgeport’s Mayor’s Initiative for Reentry Affairs […]

Mayor Ganim Joins Governor Lamont to Announce $100 Million Donation to Connecticut Public Schools

Mayor Ganim Joins Governor Lamont to Announce $100 Million Donation to Connecticut Public Schools

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE from Rowena White (203) 576-7201, rowena.white@bridgeportct.gov (Apr. 5, 2019) — Bridgeport, CT – Mayor Joe Ganim today joined Governor Lamont, First Lady Annie Lamont, leaders in the General Assembly, and students at a public event in East Hartford for the announcement of two major donors who are providing gifts of $100 million dollars […]

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 […]

TDOC: Harmer Calls Out Commissioner for Holding Two Positions

TDOC:  Harmer Calls Out Commissioner for Holding Two Positions

LEGITIMATE, OR A COZY ARRANGEMENT? by Sharon Rondeau (Mar. 30, 2019) — A copy of a letter received Friday from Tennessee inmate Grenda Ray Harmer, #88710, cites a state law which suggests that Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) Commissioner Tony Parker is prohibited from assuming responsibilities adjunct to his leadership at the agency. Harmer is […]

Mayor Ganim, Bridgeport Health Director Bond to Recognize National Brain Injury Awareness Month

Mayor Ganim, Bridgeport Health Director Bond to Recognize National Brain Injury Awareness Month

“CHANGE YOUR MIND” from Dalmarys Matos (203) 576-7201, dalmarys.matos@bridgeportct.gov               (Mar. 28, 2019) — Bridgeport, CT – Mayor Ganim will join Bridgeport Health Director Maritza Bond, supporters and community leaders to recognize National Brain Injury Awareness Month with a vigil on Sunday, March 31, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. at McLevy […]

Report: NWCX Inmate Murdered; TDOC, Local Press Silent

Report:  NWCX Inmate Murdered; TDOC, Local Press Silent

“BEATEN TO DEATH IN HIS CELL” by Sharon Rondeau, h/t MV (Mar. 24, 2019) — An inmate housed at the Northwest Correctional Complex (NWCX) in TiptonVille, TN was found deceased in his cell sometime before March 7, a Pennsylvania newspaper reported on Saturday. The article was published the same day on which The Post & […]

In Federal Lawsuit, Tennessee Inmate Claims Fear of Impending “Physical Injury”

In Federal Lawsuit, Tennessee Inmate Claims Fear of Impending “Physical Injury”

“STRIKING ME REPEATEDLY IN THE FACE WITH CLOSED FISTS” by Sharon Rondeau (Mar. 23, 2019) — An inmate at the Northwest Correctional Complex (NWCX) with whom The Post & Email has corresponded intermittently over the last two years has filed a federal civil-rights lawsuit against the Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) and a number of […]

Harmer Claims Law Violated due to Lack of “Reentry Services”

Harmer Claims Law Violated due to Lack of “Reentry Services”

“I’VE BEEN INCARCERATED FOR OVER 47 YEARS” by Sharon Rondeau (Feb. 28, 2019) — As was reported last week by this writer on “Nooganomics” hosted by David Tulis, longtime TDOC inmate Grenda Ray Harmer continues to request “transition,” or “reentry,” services based on the anticipated conclusion of his most recent 25-year sentence approximately one year […]

Harmer: Gang Members Populating Protective-Custody Area

Harmer:  Gang Members Populating Protective-Custody Area

ALONG WITH REPORTED PERSONAL THREAT by Sharon Rondeau (Feb. 22, 2019) — A copy of a memo received on Friday from TDOC inmate Grenda Ray Harmer reports that “a large number of gang members are now in Unit #1,” the Protective Custody (PC) unit of the Morgan County Correctional Complex (MCCX) in Wartburg, TN. The […]

Within One Year of Release, Harmer Requests Transition Services

Within One Year of Release, Harmer Requests Transition Services

“I WANT TO STAY ALIVE” by Sharon Rondeau (Feb. 16, 2019) — As this writer discussed on Thursday’s “Nooganomics” show with host David Tulis, TDOC inmate Grenda Ray Harmer believes he has been relegated to protective custody (PC) for more than 18 months, rather than transferred to general population (GP) at the earliest opportunity in […]