Mayor Ganim to Honor Bridgeport Reentry Collaborative for Their Commitment to Second Chance Opportunities for Returning Citizens

Mayor Ganim to Honor Bridgeport Reentry Collaborative for Their Commitment to Second Chance Opportunities for Returning Citizens

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE from Dalmarys Matos, dalmarys.matos@bridgeportct.gov (Oct. 18, 2018) — WHO:             Mayor Joseph Ganim, Career Resources CEO & President Scott Wilderman, State Representatives, City Council and community members WHAT:          Mayor Ganim will present a proclamation of achievement to the Bridgeport Reentry Collaborative and celebrate the signing of the ordinance that encourages developers, who receive […]

Former Inmate Finds Employment

Former Inmate Finds Employment

“I AM REALLY ENJOYING IT SO FAR” by Sharon Rondeau (Oct. 17, 2018) — The Post & Email learned late last week that Robert Z. Whipple, III, a former Tennessee state inmate, is now employed full-time on a permanent basis. Whipple has a background in customer service and holds an Associate’s Degree.  He was imprisoned […]

Tennessee Inmate Reports Food-Service Billing Fraud

Tennessee Inmate Reports Food-Service Billing Fraud

“SOMEBODY MUST BE GETTING A HUGE KICKBACK” by Sharon Rondeau (Oct. 13, 2018) — A letter received on Friday from a Tennessee inmate reports that the food-service company which provides meals to his facility “charges for alot more food then they serve.” [sic] As the person who “makes the trays” for his unit, the inmate […]

Inmate Calls Out TDOC for “Medical Malpractice”

Inmate Calls Out TDOC for “Medical Malpractice”

“I DON’T WANT TO DIE IN HERE JUST TO SAVE THEM MONEY” by Sharon Rondeau (Oct. 10, 2018) — An inmate at one of Tennessee’s ten state-run prisons wrote in a letter received Tuesday that his diabetes and diabetic neuropathy have been under-treated with the purpose of saving the Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) money. […]

Los Angeles Mother Receives Responses to FBI Dependency-Court Complaint

Los Angeles Mother Receives Responses to FBI Dependency-Court Complaint

BUT WILL THEY ACTUALLY INVESTIGATE? by Sharon Rondeau (Oct. 10, 2018) —A Los Angeles mother who lost custody of her toddler daughter through the Edelman Children’s Court last year contacted the FBI this past March after discovering that a permanent restraining order which had also given her full custody was “canceled” by mysterious, off-the-record means. […]

Mayor Ganim to Sign Bridgeport Ordinance to Ban 3-D Printed Weapons and Ghost Guns

Mayor Ganim to Sign Bridgeport Ordinance to Ban 3-D Printed Weapons and Ghost Guns

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE from Rowena White, Director of Communications, Office of the Mayor (Oct. 9, 2018) — WHO:                   Mayor Joseph Ganim, Police Chief Armando Perez, CT Against Gun Violence Executive Director Jeremy Stein, Representatives from Congressman Jim Himes and Senator Chris Murphy’s Office, members of Bridgeport state Legislative Delegation, City Council and community members WHAT:                 […]

Funding Available for Bridgeport Landowners Impacted by Hurricanes

Funding Available for Bridgeport Landowners Impacted by Hurricanes

HOMEOWNERS FINALLY HAVE AN OPTION TO RESTORE THEIR LAND from Rowena White (203) 576-7201, Rowena.white@bridgeportct.gov (Oct. 3, 2018) — Bridgeport, CT – Mayor Ganim is announcing that The United States Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service has been granted funding that will help landowners with property who were impacted by Hurricane Sandy and Irene. […]

Tennessee: Harmer Reports Prison Educational Fraud

Tennessee:  Harmer Reports Prison Educational Fraud

AND NOT FOR THE FIRST TIME by Sharon Rondeau (Sep. 30, 2018) — In a letter received Thursday, TDOC inmate Grenda Ray Harmer, #88710, wrote to Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam that the “Jobs Coordinator” at Morgan County Correctional Complex (MCCX) “is engaging in fraud.” As evidence, Harmer presented a copy of his GED certificate, earned […]

Las Vegas Judge Awards Custody to Alcoholic, Domestic Abuser, Part 2

Las Vegas Judge Awards Custody to Alcoholic, Domestic Abuser, Part 2

“I AM NOT GOING BACK TO SEE THAT JUDGE” by Sharon Rondeau (Sep. 26, 2018) — On September 16, we published an initial article about a 13-year-old Las Vegas boy placed with his father by Judge Sandra Pomrenze despite the father’s history of domestic violence and mental-health issues. The boy’s mother, “Susan,” believes that Pomrenze […]

Mayor Ganim, City of Bridgeport Continue to Sponsor Columbus Day Weekend

Mayor Ganim, City of Bridgeport Continue to Sponsor Columbus Day Weekend

FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS DONATED ANNUALLY TO SUPPORT VINCENT VIZZO COLUMBUS DAY CONCERNS from Dalmarys Matos (203) 576-7201, Dalmarys.matos@bridgeportct.gov (Sep. 24, 2018) — Bridgeport, CT – Mayor Ganim and City of Bridgeport continue to support the tradition of celebrating Italian-American heritage by making a $5,000 sponsorship contribution for the Columbus Day weekend festivities and the Vincent […]

Horrendous Abuse of Inmate Reported at Tennessee Prison

Horrendous Abuse of Inmate Reported at Tennessee Prison

“WE WILL CALL MEDICAL WHEN YOU BLEED TO DEATH” by Sharon Rondeau (Sep. 18, 2018) — The Post & Email is in receipt of a letter from an inmate at the Northwest Correctional Complex (NWCX) in Tiptonville, TN describing an incident allegedly occurring on September 11, 2018 in which an inmate was allegedly punched in […]

Las Vegas Judge Awards Custody to Alcoholic, Domestic Abuser

Las Vegas Judge Awards Custody to Alcoholic, Domestic Abuser

HOW MUCH DAMAGE HAS BEEN DONE? by Sharon Rondeau (Sep. 16, 2018) — The mother of a 13-year-old boy whose custody was assigned to his father years ago recently told The Post & Email that she fears Nevada Eighth Judicial District Judge Sandra Pomrenze does not have his best interests in mind given that her […]

Harmer Reports Illness from Lack of Medication

Harmer Reports Illness from Lack of Medication

“I’M NOT FEELING WELL” by Sharon Rondeau (Sep. 14, 2018) — A second letter received Thursday from Tennessee inmate Grenda Ray Harmer, #88710, states that his Antivert medication has yet to be reinstated after approximately five months and that he is experiencing resultant frequent dizziness and lack of sleep. Staff at the Morgan County Correctional […]

Report: Tennessee Correction Officer “Wrestles” with Inmate

Report:  Tennessee Correction Officer “Wrestles” with Inmate

“OUT OF FEAR THE INMATES WILL WRESTLE BACK” by Sharon Rondeau (Sep. 14, 2018) — A letter received on Thursday from TDOC inmate Grenda Ray Harmer, #88710, reports that Cpl. Chad Wagner is not only “violating security protocols,” but also “touching inmates inappropriately.” Harmer is housed at the Morgan County Correctional Complex (MCCX) in Wartburg. […]

Mayor Ganim, Fire Chief Thode, Police Chief Perez to Commemorate September 11th, 2001

Mayor Ganim, Fire Chief Thode, Police Chief Perez to Commemorate September 11th, 2001

CITY OF BRIDGEPORT FIRST RESPONDERS TO UNITE FOR A MOMENT OF SILENCE from Dalmarys Matos, dalmarys.matos@bridgeportct.gov (Sep. 10, 2018) — WHO:             Mayor Joe Ganim, Bridgeport Fire Chief Richard Thode, Bridgeport Police Chief AJ Perez, Bridgeport Fire Department, Bridgeport Police Department, City Council members, City of Bridgeport leadership, employees and members of the community WHAT:          […]

Report: Correction Officer Continues to Threaten, Use Racial Slurs

Report:  Correction Officer Continues to Threaten, Use Racial Slurs

“WE WERE ALL SHOCKED BY IT” by Sharon Rondeau (Sep. 9, 2018) — A letter arriving last week from an inmate at the Northwest Correctional Complex (NWCX) in Tiptonville, TN reinforced other inmates’ reports of an abusive female correction officer who allegedly pits inmates against each other, not only verbally but physically; threatens her colleagues; […]

Tennessee: SCCF Inmate Reports Second Water Shutoff, Correction Officer Assault, Rescue

Tennessee:  SCCF Inmate Reports Second Water Shutoff, Correction Officer Assault, Rescue

INMATE SEES “DEHUMANIZING LIVING CONDITIONS” AS “PUNISHMENT” FOR AIDING OFFICER by Sharon Rondeau (Aug. 29, 2018) — A letter arriving on Wednesday from an inmate at Tennessee’s South Central Correctional Facility (SCCF) in Clifton describes conditions potentially hazardous to health and well-being ultimately attributed to “understaffing and undertraining of corrections officers” at the facility. However, […]

Los Angeles: Prosecutor Yasmin Fardghassemi Abruptly Drops Harassment Case, Pursues Probation Violation

Los Angeles:  Prosecutor Yasmin Fardghassemi Abruptly Drops Harassment Case, Pursues Probation Violation

“I WANTED MY DAY IN COURT” by Sharon Rondeau (Aug. 27, 2018) — On a Saturday last December, “Michelle Robinson,” a single mother of three daughters whose youngest was taken from her more than two years ago by the Los Angeles Department of Child and Family Services (DCFS), received a letter in the mail stating […]

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