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 […]

Tennessee Inmate’s Complaint Featured in Radio Interview

Tennessee Inmate’s Complaint Featured in Radio Interview

“NO LEGITIMATE PENALOGICAL OBJECTIVE” by Sharon Rondeau (Nov. 9, 2018) — On Thursday afternoon, The Post & Email’s editor was a guest on the “Nooganomics” radio show hosted by David Tulis to discuss a letter sent by Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) inmate Grenda Ray Harmer, #88710, to Gov. Bill Haslam regarding conditions within the […]

Report: Tennessee Prison Continues to Deny Access to Law Library

Report:  Tennessee Prison Continues to Deny Access to Law Library

INMATE’S CASES TWICE DELAYED DUE TO LACK OF LEGAL RESOURCES by Sharon Rondeau (Oct. 7, 2017) — Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) inmate Robert Z. Whipple, III, #399615, continues to report that staff at the Bledsoe County Correctional Complex (BCCX) in Pikeville, TN prevent him on an ongoing basis from accessing the courts via the […]

Letter to Tennessee State Representative Details Alleged Code, Statutory Violations

Letter to Tennessee State Representative Details Alleged Code, Statutory Violations

“PLEASE INVESTIGATE THESE VERIFIABLE CLAIMS” by Sharon Rondeau (Oct. 5, 2017) — A September 28, 2017 letter from MCCX inmate Grenda Ray Harmer to Tennessee state representative John Ray Clemmons outlines a number of alleged violations of the standards maintained by the American Correctional Association (ACA) as well as Tennessee law and official prison policies. […]

BCCX Continues to Prevent Inmates from Accessing “Adequate” Law Library

BCCX Continues to Prevent Inmates from Accessing “Adequate” Law Library

IN DEFIANCE OF DECADES-OLD U.S. SUPREME COURT RULING by Sharon Rondeau (Sep. 28, 2017) — An inmate at the Bledsoe County Correctional Complex (BCCX) in Pikeville, TN reported to the American Correctional Association (ACA) that he and others residing in the prison “annex” are prohibited from using the federal law library located at the facility […]

If the FBI Can Investigate Prison Crimes in Mississippi and Georgia, Why Not Tennessee?

If the FBI Can Investigate Prison Crimes in Mississippi and Georgia, Why Not Tennessee?

“EQUAL PROTECTION OF THE LAWS,” OR JUST IN SOME PLACES? by Sharon Rondeau (Feb. 5, 2017) — An announcement dated February 2 at the website of the U.S. Department of Justice states that two Mississippi correction officers pleaded guilty in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi to using excessive force against […]