Harmer Again Declines Release

Harmer Again Declines Release

FOR MEDICAL REASONS by Sharon Rondeau (Feb. 19, 2020) — A copy of a letter received Tuesday from Tennessee state inmate Grenda Ray Harmer indicates, as he stated last year, that he will not consent to a release from the custody of the Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) on his scheduled release date of February […]

Disabled Inmate Still Waiting for Cell Accommodations

Disabled Inmate Still Waiting for Cell Accommodations

CLAIMS “DELIBERATE INDIFFERENCE” TO HIS CONDITION, PAIN by Sharon Rondeau (Feb. 17, 2020) — The Post & Email recently heard from Tennessee inmate Raymond Wright, #216628, a disabled inmate who has corresponded with us previously as to the lack of handicapped-accessible recreational activities and cell accommodations at the Northwest Correctional Complex (NWCX) in Tiptonville. In […]

City of Bridgeport to Offer Free Emergency Preparedness Instructions for Places of Worship

City of Bridgeport to Offer Free Emergency Preparedness Instructions for Places of Worship

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For more information:  josue.jorge@bridgeportct.gov (Feb. 10, 2020) — Bridgeport, CT – The City of Bridgeport announced that emergency preparedness instructions will be offered to places of worship at Messiah Baptist Church, 210 Congress Street Bridgeport CT.  On February 25, 2020 from 6:30PM to 8PM, information will include how to effectively plan and […]

Tennessee: Falsely-Convicted Former Sergeant Tells His Story on Noogaradio

Tennessee:  Falsely-Convicted Former Sergeant Tells His Story on Noogaradio

“THERE’S A LOT OF EVIDENCE…THAT PROVES I’M INNOCENT” by Sharon Rondeau (Feb. 7, 2020) — On Thursday afternoon, “Noogaradio” host David Tulis spoke with former Shelby County, TN Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) sergeant Earley Story, whose narrative The Post & Email began reporting in late 2018. Story was working as a Shelby County jailer in the […]

Iowa Voter Rolls: Who is Right?

Iowa Voter Rolls:  Who is Right?

AS DEMOCRATIC CAUCUSES TAKE PLACE by Sharon Rondeau (Feb. 3, 2020) — According to a press release by Judicial Watch on Monday, “eight Iowa counties have more voter registrations than their eligible voting-age population…In Iowa, there are at least 18,658 ‘extra names’ on the voting rolls in the eight counties at issue.” Judicial Watch President […]

Tulis Asks Judges to Defend Control over Grand Jury, Says Role Unconstitutional

Tulis Asks Judges to Defend Control over Grand Jury, Says Role Unconstitutional

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE by David Tulis, ©2020 (Jan. 25, 2020) — Legal reform activist and investigative reporter David Tulis delivered a letter Thursday to three criminal court judges in Hamilton County demanding a defense of their control over the grand jury. Tulis lays out his grievance in a 10-page analysis [attached] chock full of court […]

Tennessee Comptroller Audit Notes Significant Shortcomings in Prison Management

Tennessee Comptroller Audit Notes Significant Shortcomings in Prison Management

MEDICAL CARE AND RECORDS, STAFFING SHORTAGES AMONG CHIEF CONCERNS by Sharon Rondeau (Jan. 11, 2020) — A 234-page “Performance Audit Report” released Friday by the Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury found the Tennessee Department of Corrections (TDOC) to be deficient in carrying out the department’s mission “to operate safe and secure prisons and provide effective […]

Shelby County, TN Inmate: Judge Lifts “Stun” Cuffs Order

Shelby County, TN Inmate:  Judge Lifts “Stun” Cuffs Order

CREDITS THE POST & EMAIL’S REPORTAGE by Sharon Rondeau (Jan. 8, 2020) — An unexpected late Christmas card received Wednesday from Shelby County, TN jail inmate Quartez Gary contained a letter in which Gary attributed to The Post & Email’s reporting the lifting of an order restricting him to “stun” handcuffs while in transit. Our […]

Former Tennessee Inmate Home; Wife Thanks TDOC Counselor

Former Tennessee Inmate Home; Wife Thanks TDOC Counselor

SAYS “ALTERNATIVE SENTENCING” A “DIRE NEED” by Sharon Rondeau (Jan. 7, 2020) — A video released on New Year’s Day by Haycraft Ministries depicts Beth Haycraft and her husband Michael discussing the events of the day, including in their home state of Virginia, where Michael Haycraft now resides with his wife after spending five years […]

Tennessee Inmate Claims Drugs “Easier to Get” in Prison than “on the Street”

Tennessee Inmate Claims Drugs “Easier to Get” in Prison than “on the Street”

AND GANG ACTIVITY RAMPANT by Sharon Rondeau (Jan. 6, 2020) — A letter received Saturday alleges that the Northwest Correctional Complex (NWCX) remains a dangerous prison in which gangs dictate daily routines and extortion payments, reportedly with the knowledge and consent of correction officers. The author of the letter requested that his name be withheld […]

Mayor Ganim Stands in Solidarity with People of All Faiths

Mayor Ganim Stands in Solidarity with People of All Faiths

BRIDGEPORT POLICE DEPARTMENT TO INCREASE PRESENCE AT PLACES OF WORSHIP for More Information:  Josue Jorge (203) 576-7201, josue.jorge@bridgeportct.gov (Dec. 30, 2019) — Bridgeport, CT – Today, Mayor Ganim released a video addressing the recent attack in a Rockland County town where five people were stabbed in a rabbi’s home. As he condemns the actions of […]

Tennessee Inmate Reports Fall Down 19 Stairs While Shackled with Virtually No Follow-Up Treatment

Tennessee Inmate Reports Fall Down 19 Stairs While Shackled with Virtually No Follow-Up Treatment

“I’M STILL A HUMAN BEING” by Sharon Rondeau (Dec. 25, 2019) — A letter received Tuesday from an inmate at the Northwest Correctional Complex (NWCX) in Tiptonville, TN reports that following an appearance at the courthouse in Lynchburg, Moore County, last month, he fell down a 19-step staircase while in custody and received virtually no […]

Meet Officer Carmo Jr. Who Stopped A Driverless Vehicle From Rolling Downhill During School Dismissal

Meet Officer Carmo Jr. Who Stopped A Driverless Vehicle From Rolling Downhill During School Dismissal

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For more information:  Josue Jorge (203) 576-7201, josue.jorge@bridgeportct.gov (Dec. 23, 2019) — Bridgeport, CT – Today, Mayor Ganim joined Chief Perez and Assistant Chief Rebeca Garcia to acknowledge Bridgeport Police Officer Carlos Carmo Jr. who stopped an SUV from rolling downhill on Boston Avenue during school dismissal. “As I was running after […]

The Williams Parents Enjoy Very Brief Visit with Their Children

The Williams Parents Enjoy Very Brief Visit with Their Children

ADOPTED BY GRANDPARENTS THROUGH LOS ANGELES DCFS by Sharon Rondeau (Dec. 16, 2019) — On Saturday, the mother of three children who were legally adopted by her parents through the Los Angeles Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) over the course of several years informed us that in September, she and her husband were […]

Do Tennesseans Know About This Law?

Do Tennesseans Know About This Law?

ULTIMATELY, WHO PAYS? by Sharon Rondeau (Dec. 14, 2019) — The Post & Email recently received a mailing from TDOC inmate Michael Stitts, #213173, informing us of a statute of which we had been previously unaware which allows the TDOC to collect court costs on behalf of the State of Tennessee. The assessed fees are […]

Authorization of Agency

Authorization of Agency

AN “ANTI-TRESPASS PROGRAM” WITH DEEP CONNECTIONS by Fergus Nolan, ©2919, blogging at MemphisTruth.org (Dec. 13, 2019) — Disclaimer:  The author, Fergus Nolan, has appeared in three Authorizations of Agency. The Broken Windows theory of crime, first proposed in 1982, led to zero tolerance policies in police departments, and legislative strategies like minimum sentencing and three […]

Tennessee: Harmer Calls for Investigation into Alleged Prison Mental-Health-Services Fraud

Tennessee:  Harmer Calls for Investigation into Alleged Prison Mental-Health-Services Fraud

AFTER COMPELLED PARTICIPATION by Sharon Rondeau (Dec. 6, 2019) — A letter received on Friday from TDOC inmate Grenda Ray Harmer, #88710, alleges a scheme on the part of TDOC Commissioner Tony Parker to compel inmates to obtain mental-health counseling, whether or not they have been evaluated as requiring it, to enrich the prison service-provider, […]

Tennessee: Harmer Likely to Remain in Custody Another Year

Tennessee:  Harmer Likely to Remain in Custody Another Year

INMATE CHOOSES TO CONVALESCE UNDER CARE OF TDOC by Sharon Rondeau (Nov. 26, 2019) — In a letter received Tuesday, 25-year TDOC inmate Grenda Ray Harmer, #88710, reported that he will likely remain in the custody of the Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) for another year because of medical conditions for which he just recently […]

Mayor Ganim, City of Bridgeport, and Local Fire Departments Honor Brave Men and Women on Veterans Day

Mayor Ganim, City of Bridgeport, and Local Fire Departments Honor Brave Men and Women on Veterans Day

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE from Josue Jorge (203) 576-7201, josue.jorge@bridgeportct.gov (Nov. 14, 2019) — Bridgeport, CT – Early Monday morning Mayor Ganim joined the Veterans Council of Greater Bridgeport, community members and local officials to honor veterans. Events began with a flag raising at Veterans Memorial Park on the North End and ended at a Veterans […]

CoreCivic Responds to The Post & Email on Trousdale Facility Report

CoreCivic Responds to The Post & Email on Trousdale Facility Report

“LOCKDOWN” IMPOSED FOLLOWING REPORTED INMATE ALTERCATION by Sharon Rondeau (Nov. 11, 2019) — Late Monday morning, The Post & Email received an email from an individual who stated that she received information from several inmates at the Trousdale Turner Correctional Center (TTCC) in Hartsville, TN, the state’s newest prison with a track record of violence […]

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