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 […]

Inmate Speaks Out on Mental Illness and Incarceration

Inmate Speaks Out on Mental Illness and Incarceration

“PEOPLE HAVE NO IDEA WHAT ITS LIKE” by Michael Haycraft, TDOC #277811 (Aug. 21, 2018) — [Editor’s Note: Previously this publication has reported about the above-named inmate through his wife, Beth Haycraft.  A former Virginia correction officer herself, Mrs. Haycraft runs a ministry aimed at helping others whose mentally-ill relatives are incarcerated. She has been […]

Mayor Ganim to Recognize Bridgeport Fire Chief Thode for Receiving Prestigious National Award

Mayor Ganim to Recognize Bridgeport Fire Chief Thode for Receiving Prestigious National Award

Chief Thode Presented with ‘Alan Brunacini fire Service Executive Safety Award’ by International Association of Fire Chiefs’ Safety, Health & Survival Section from Rowena White (203) 576-7201, rowena.white@bridgeportct.gov (Aug. 17, 2018) — WHO:             Mayor Jose Ganim, Bridgeport Fire Chief Thode, Representatives of Bridgeport Fire Department Engine 1 and Ladder 5, and Rescue 5, City Council […]

What is Grenda Ray Harmer’s Medical Condition?

What is Grenda Ray Harmer’s Medical Condition?

INMATE REPORTEDLY EXPERIENCING DIZZINESS FROM ABSENCE OF PRESCRIBED MEDICATION by Sharon Rondeau (Aug. 15, 2018) — On Tuesday, this writer received an email from a well-vetted contact of TDOC inmate Grenda Ray Harmer, #88710, reporting that Harmer has been without one of his prescription medications, Antivert, for perhaps several months and is experiencing vertigo as […]

Tennessee Inmate Says “Safety of Staff and Inmates at Risk”

Tennessee Inmate Says “Safety of Staff and Inmates at Risk”

BUT WILL IT FALL ON DEAF EARS? by Sharon Rondeau (Aug. 14, 2018) — A letter arriving on Saturday dated July 31, 2018 from Tennessee inmate Jeffery Johnson, #105994, expounds on an earlier letter and enclosure reporting a “Battle of the Units” to encourage vigorous housekeeping days before an expected inspection visit from TDOC officials. […]

Inmate Reports Discrimination Against Elderly and Disabled Population

Inmate Reports Discrimination Against Elderly and Disabled Population

“HARASSED ON A DAILY BASIS” by Sharon Rondeau (Aug. 13, 2018) — A letter received Saturday from an inmate at the Northwest Correctional Complex (NWCX) in Tiptonville, TN reports that “elderly and disabled inmates are been discriminated against in the worst way.” [sic] The inmate, who has written to us in the past, explained: This […]

Harmer Again Notifies Health Department of Alleged Violations

Harmer Again Notifies Health Department of Alleged Violations

“CORPORAL WAGNER THINKS IT IS FUNNY” by Sharon Rondeau (Aug. 12, 2018) — A copy of a letter received Saturday dated August 6, 2018 addressed to Tennessee Department of Health Commissioner Dr. John Dreyzehner reinforces a July 28, 2018 letter from the same individual alleging continued violations of American Correctional Association (ACA) food-service policies in […]

Nevada Mother Fears Minor Child Will be Returned to Convicted Abuser, Part 4

Nevada Mother Fears Minor Child Will be Returned to Convicted Abuser, Part 4

“I NEVER THOUGHT IT COULD HAVE HAPPENED” by Sharon Rondeau (Aug. 8, 2018) — [Editor’s Note: The following contains material which will be disturbing to some readers and is not recommended for children.] In Part 3 of this series, “Jill” described how her estranged husband’s allegations against her of “mental issues” at the outset of […]

TTCC Inmate Reports Two Recent Deaths

TTCC Inmate Reports Two Recent Deaths

ONE ALLEGEDLY FROM DRUG OVERDOSE, THE OTHER FROM HEAT STROKE by Sharon Rondeau (Aug. 6, 2018) — A letter received Monday from an inmate at the Trousdale Turner Correctional Center (TTCC) reports that two inmates have recently died, one from a drug overdose and another from heat stroke. In referencing “a week” in his opening […]

Father Anticipating Eventual Reunion with Sons Hospitalized

Father Anticipating Eventual Reunion with Sons Hospitalized

CATASTROPHE STRIKES AFTER JUDGE ORDERS HOME ASSESSMENT by Sharon Rondeau (Aug. 5, 2018) — The Post & Email has learned that a litigant in the courtroom of Las Vegas Eighth Judicial District Family Court Judge Sandra Pomrenze is hospitalized at a Veterans Administration (VA) facility with a very serious condition. In accordance with an order […]

Harmer Reports Continued Violations of Food-Service Health Code

Harmer Reports Continued Violations of Food-Service Health Code

“EVERYTHING I’M SAYING IS BEING CONFIRMED” by Sharon Rondeau (Aug. 5, 2018) — A letter dated July 28, 2018 from TDOC inmate Grenda Ray Harmer, #88710, relates that prison food-service regulations continue to be violated by a Corporal Wagner working within Unit #1 of the Morgan County correctional Complex (MCCX) in Wartburg, TN. Earlier this […]

CoreCivic Holds “Battle of the Units”

CoreCivic Holds “Battle of the Units”

TO IMPRESS TDOC COMMISSIONER DURING VISIT by Sharon Rondeau (Aug. 3, 2018) — An original letter written by TDOC inmate Jeffery Johnson to Mr. John Fisher, TDOC Regional Director, recounts a July 20, 2018 visit on Fisher’s part to the Trousdale Turner Correctional Center (TTCC), which is owned and operated by the private corporation CoreCivic. […]

Report: Gang Member Assaults Disabled Inmate in Protective Custody

Report: Gang Member Assaults Disabled Inmate in Protective Custody

“I HATE PEOPLE WHO PREY ON THE HANDICAP” by Sharon Rondeau (Aug. 2, 2018) — A letter received on Thursday from Morgan County Correctional Complex (MCCX) inmate Grenda Ray Harmer reported that a Corporal Chad Wagner “is being soft towards gang members” based on an alleged assault by a gang member against an older disabled […]

Report: Connecticut Inmates Receiving Insufficient Medical, Mental Health Care

Report:  Connecticut Inmates Receiving Insufficient Medical, Mental Health Care

CAN THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS DO BETTER THAN UCONN? by Sharon Rondeau (Jul. 27, 2018) — The Hartford Courant reported Friday that medical care provided by the Connecticut Department of Correction (DOC) is under scrutiny by state legislators amid a growing number of wrongful-death lawsuits. A suit filed in federal court on Thursday alleges that […]

Complaints Continue about Tyrannical Correction Officer

Complaints Continue about Tyrannical Correction Officer

THREATS GO BEYOND VERBAL INTIMIDATION, INMATES AND RELATIVES SAY by Sharon Rondeau (Jul. 24, 2018) — On Monday, two letters arrived from different individuals not heard from before in the matter of a female correction officer at the Northwest Correctional Complex (NWCX) in Tiptonville, TN who reportedly threatens inmates who she perceives have slighted her and […]

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