Another TDOC/CoreCivic Inmate Reportedly Denied Medication and Treatment

Another TDOC/CoreCivic Inmate Reportedly Denied Medication and Treatment

FOR ACID REFLUX DISEASE, HEPATITIS C by Sharon Rondeau (Mar. 21, 2018) — In a letter dated March 7 and postmarked March 9, 2018, TDOC inmate Danny Shockley, #247280, reported that the Omeprazole he was prescribed by a physician for acid reflux disease ran out in late January and has not been reordered. Shockley is […]

Report: Tennessee Inmate Denied Prescribed Diabetic Shoes

Report:  Tennessee Inmate Denied Prescribed Diabetic Shoes

DESPITE DIABETIC NEUROPATHY by Sharon Rondeau (Dec. 3, 2017) — A letter dated November 22, 2017 from Robert Z. Whipple, III, TDOC #399615 received last week relates that the “state’s medical provider” has failed to fill a prescription for diabetic shoes for him ordered by a Dr. Belknap. Whipple is housed at the Bledsoe County […]

TTCC Inmate Reports Some Good News

TTCC Inmate Reports Some Good News

MEDICATION FOR ACID REFLUX DISEASE MYSTERIOUSLY DENIED, NOW RESTORED by Sharon Rondeau (Nov. 10, 2017) — An inmate at the Trousdale Turner Correctional Center (TTCC) in Hartsville, TN, where medical care has been reported as inconsistent and at times inaccessible, told The Post & Email in a letter received on Monday that his medication for […]

Inmate Asks Prison Commissioner to Uphold Medical Care Contract

Inmate Asks Prison Commissioner to Uphold Medical Care Contract

IN PRIVATELY-OWNED PRISONS by Sharon Rondeau (May 4, 2017) — On a myriad of occasions, The Post & Email has reported that inmates and their relatives have related over the past year that medical care at the Trousdale Turner Correctional Center (TTCC) in Hartsville, TN is substandard and that specifically, prescription medications are not dispensed […]

Acid Reflux Medication Reinstated to TTCC Inmate

Acid Reflux Medication Reinstated to TTCC Inmate

“I’M HAPPY AND FEELING BETTER BECAUSE OF YOUR EFFORTS” by Sharon Rondeau (Mar. 27, 2017) — On Monday The Post & Email learned that a Tennessee prison inmate who had reported the discontinuation approximately a month ago of prescription Prilosec, used to treat acid reflux disease, is once again receiving it. We had first reported […]

Inmate Reports Prison Staff “Going Slow” on Emergency Grievance for Denial of Medication

Inmate Reports Prison Staff “Going Slow” on Emergency Grievance for Denial of Medication

MUST SKIP TWO MEALS A DAY TO “REDUCE PAIN” by Sharon Rondeau (Mar. 8, 2017) — An inmate at the Trousdale Turner Correctional Complex (TTCC) wrote in a letter received on Monday that the emergency grievance he filed over the abrupt discontinuation of his two prescription medications has not yet received a response. TTCC is […]