Another Inmate Fears for His Life at Trousdale Turner

Another Inmate Fears for His Life at Trousdale Turner

“SEE IF BY THE TIME YOU GET THIS I AM IN THE HOSPITAL OR DEAD” by Sharon Rondeau (Jun. 17, 2019) — A letter received Monday from an inmate at the Trousdale Turner Correctional Center (TTCC) in Hartsville warns that because of ongoing threats to his life by gang members and his cellmate, he fears […]

Report: Assistant Warden “Working the Prison Pods”

Report:  Assistant Warden “Working the Prison Pods”

DUE TO ALLEGED SHORT-STAFFING by Sharon Rondeau (Jun. 5, 2019) — The Post & Email is in receipt of a letter from an inmate at Tennessee’s South Central Correction Facility (SCCF) reporting that short-staffing has caused the situation whereby “the Assistant warden is working the prison pods…and other various areas regularly assigned to corrections officers […]

Another TTCC Inmate Fears for His Life

Another TTCC Inmate Fears for His Life

AND SAYS NOTHING WAS DONE TO PROTECT HIM by Sharon Rondeau (Apr. 10, 2019) — A letter received late last week from a Tennessee state inmate indicated fear for his life following what he said were “assaults, robberies and sexual assaults” at the Trousdale Turner Correctional Center (TTCC) in Hartsville. According to scores, if not […]

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 […]

Tennessee: Johnny Royston Sr. Reports Medications Restored, But Retaliation Intensifies

Tennessee:  Johnny Royston Sr. Reports Medications Restored, But Retaliation Intensifies

SAYS STAFF EXERTING “REVENGE” FOR “EXPOSING CORRUPTION” by Sharon Rondeau (Jan. 7, 2019) — A letter received Monday from TDOC inmate Johnny Royston Sr., #319940, reports that Royston’s two medications withheld for “more than two months,” as he reported previously, have been restored to his daily regimen but that four staff members have made specific […]

TDOC Inmate Johnny Royston Sr. Fears for His Life After Reporting Denial of Medications

TDOC Inmate Johnny Royston Sr. Fears for His Life After Reporting Denial of Medications

“MURDER” OR “INJURY” by Sharon Rondeau (Jan. 4, 2019) — A letter received Friday from Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) inmate Johnny Royston Sr., who is housed at the Trousdale Turner Correctional Center (TTCC) in Hartsville, states that he is experiencing retaliation after informing this reporter last month that he had not received his prescription […]

Harmer Calls Out Prison Boss for Allegedly “Lying”

Harmer Calls Out Prison Boss for Allegedly “Lying”

INMATE HAS REPORTED NUMEROUS SECURITY VIOLATIONS TO NO AVAIL by Sharon Rondeau (Oct. 30, 2018) — An inmate letter received on Monday accuses Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) Tony Parker of “lying to the media” in regard to his claim in an article last month that the department “will not tolerate any threat to the […]

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. […]

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 […]

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. […]

TTCC Inmate Reports Over $300 Property Loss, No Restitution

TTCC Inmate Reports Over $300 Property Loss, No Restitution

FROM ALMOST TWO YEARS AGO by Sharon Rondeau (Jul. 4, 2018) — In early June we received a large mailing from TDOC inmate Randall Davis, #167534, who currently resides at the Trousdale Turner Correctional Center (TTCC) in Hartsville, TN. Mr. Davis’s communication with us was his first, and the copious documentation he sent shows that […]

Trousdale Inmate Sends Sworn Document with Multiple Complaints to U.S. Justice Department

Trousdale Inmate Sends Sworn Document with Multiple Complaints to U.S. Justice Department

REQUESTS INVESTIGATION OF LIVING CONDITIONS by Sharon Rondeau (Jun. 24, 2018) — In March of this year, Trousdale Turner Correctional Center (TTCC) inmate Jeffrey Johnson, #105994, sent an eight-page “Communiqué of Complaint” to the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs (OJP) and Office for Civil Rights in Washington, DC alleging fire code violations, […]

Inmate Reports “No Mail Room” at CoreCivic Facility

Inmate Reports “No Mail Room” at CoreCivic Facility

CLAIMS “EXTRA BURDEN” PLACED ON CORRECTIONS STAFF by Sharon Rondeau (Jun. 10, 2018) — In late April, an inmate at the Trousdale Turner Correctional Complex (TTCC) in Hartsville, TN contacted the CEO of CoreCivic, the private company which owns and operates the prison, with complaints about mail delivery. Jeffrey Johnson, #105994, specifically pointed to “no […]

Inmate Reports Continued Dangerous Conditions at TTCC

Inmate Reports Continued Dangerous Conditions at TTCC

“PUT IN HARM’S WAY EVERY DAY” by Sharon Rondeau (Apr. 21, 2018) — An inmate at the Trousdale Turner Correctional Center (TTCC), Tennessee’s newest prison, reported in a letter postmarked April 12, 2018 that conditions there remain precarious primarily due to short-staffing. A staff shortage at the facility was noted in a November 2017 audit […]

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 […]

Inmate’s Wife Reports Husband’s Medications Discontinued with Potentially Life-Threatening Consequences

Inmate’s Wife Reports Husband’s Medications Discontinued with Potentially Life-Threatening Consequences

“HE HAS TO HAVE THESE TO LIVE” by Sharon Rondeau (Mar. 21, 218) — Late on Wednesday morning, the following email was received along with two audio-recordings, copied to anther media outlet and 15 Tennessee state legislators: I am the wife of inmate Christopher Robertson #322628 at Whiteville Correctional Facility. I am writing to ask […]

Harmer Reports Suspected Sexual Harassment at MCCX

Harmer Reports Suspected Sexual Harassment at MCCX

ON THE PART OF STAFF by Sharon Rondeau (Feb. 23, 2018) — In two communications received earlier this month, Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) inmate Grenda Ray Harmer reported “harassment” on the part of a corrections officer during the third shift which he now believes is sexual in nature. In a February 8, 2018 memo […]

TDOC Inmate Report: Two Medications Again Withheld

TDOC Inmate Report:  Two Medications Again Withheld

“WHY ARE YOU PERIODICALLY STOPPING MY MEDICATION?” by Sharon Rondeau (Jan. 15, 2018) — On the heels of the good news that the heat was turned on in his cell after many weeks of reported “freezing” temperatures within, TDOC inmate Grenda Ray Harmer reported in the same mailing that two of his medications were removed […]

Tenessee Inmate Fears Death Will Precede Hepatitis C Treatment

Tenessee Inmate Fears Death Will Precede Hepatitis C Treatment

CLAIMS EIGHTH AMENDMENT VIOLATION by Sharon Rondeau (Dec. 27, 2017) — A letter received on Tuesday from an inmate at the Trousdale Turner Correctional Center (TTCC) in Hartsville, TN describes an ongoing lack of access to life-saving and other medications corroborated by a series of reports by WSMV-Channel 4 in Nashville earlier this year. Although […]

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