Second TTCC Inmate Reports “Ghost” Job

Second TTCC Inmate Reports “Ghost” Job

“OUT OF CONTROL” by Sharon Rondeau (Dec. 23, 2016) — A second inmate at the Trousdale Turner Correctional Center (TTCC) in Hartsville, TN has reported that he is falsely documented in the prison TOMIS system as being employed. A letter which arrived on Tuesday from a different inmate reported the same thing. Both inmates say […]

Report: Trousdale Turner Prison on Lockdown Since Thanksgiving

Report:  Trousdale Turner Prison on Lockdown Since Thanksgiving

“DOES ANYONE CARE?” by Anonymous Relative (Dec. 4, 2016) — [Editor’s Note:  The following was received as a comment on Sunday morning in response to The Post & Email’s June 8, 2016 article titled, “Report: Trousdale Turner Has Incurred Nine Inmate Deaths Since Opening.” The article referred to the Trousdale Turner Correctional Center (TTCC) in […]

Tennessee Prison Now in Federal Sight

Tennessee Prison Now in Federal Sight

BUT WILL ANYTHING BE DONE? by Sharon Rondeau (Oct. 4, 2016) — On Tuesday an individual from the U.S. House of Representatives was reading a story at The Post & Email written in June about the Trousdale Turner Correctional Center (TTCC), a privately-run prison located in Trousdale County, TN. Since early May, The Post & […]

Reports of Continued Dire Conditions at Trousdale County, TN Prison

Reports of Continued Dire Conditions at Trousdale County, TN Prison

CLAIM:  MEDICATIONS NOT DISPENSED WHILE PRISON ON FREQUENT LOCKDOWN by Sharon Rondeau (Sep. 12, 2016) — A number of reports received since Friday evening continue to paint a dire picture of the Trousdale Turner Correctional Center (TTCC), in Hartsville, TN in Trousdale County. The prison opened in January and has been plagued with a variety […]

Report: Gang Members “Jumped,” Beat Inmate to Steal New Pair of Shoes

Report:  Gang Members “Jumped,” Beat Inmate to Steal New Pair of Shoes

TENNESSEE’S PRISON GULAG by Sharon Rondeau (Sep. 3, 2016) — A family of an inmate housed at the Trousdale Turner Correctional Center (TTCC) in Hartsville, TN in for The Post Email on Saturday night that following the listing of a five-day lockdown, “they were taken off  this am. Then 2 hours later 6 gang members […]

TDOC Spokeswoman: Reports of Dangerous Conditions at CCA-Run Prison “Inaccurate”

TDOC Spokeswoman:  Reports of Dangerous Conditions at CCA-Run Prison “Inaccurate”

WHO IS LYING, AND WHO IS TELLING THE TRUTH?  WHAT IS “GOOD JOURNALISM?” by Sharon Rondeau (Aug. 24, 2016) — On Monday, The Post & Email spoke with Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) spokeswoman Neysa Taylor about the myriad reports from inmates and their relatives describing an understaffed, gang-operated environment at the Trousdale Turner Correctional […]

DOJ to Cease Contracts with Private Prison Operators, But What About the States?

DOJ to Cease Contracts with Private Prison Operators, But What About the States?

AND TENNESSEE, IN PARTICULAR by Sharon Rondeau (Aug. 22, 2016) — On Thursday, Deputy Attorney Gen. Sally Q. Yates announced that the US Department of Justice would not renew contracts with private prison operators or would “substantially reduce its scope in a manner consistent with law and the overall decline of the bureau’s inmate population.” […]

Sources: Slight Improvements Noted at Trousdale Turner Correctional Center

Sources:  Slight Improvements Noted at Trousdale Turner Correctional Center

PRIVATE SECURITY GUARDS, NO EMPLOYMENT, INACCESSIBILITY OF LAW LIBRARY REMAIN by Sharon Rondeau (Jul. 1, 2016) — Two inmates at the Trousdale Turner Correctional Complex (TTCC) with whom The Post & Email has been corresponding have reported this week that minor improvements in living conditions at the facility have been made. Both inmates wrote in […]

New Prison in Hartsville Deemed an “Economic Development Opportunity”

New Prison in Hartsville Deemed an “Economic Development Opportunity”

IS IT ABOUT THE MONEY AFTER ALL? by Sharon Rondeau (Jun. 22, 2016) — The Post & Email is in possession of a contractual agreement between Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) and Trousdale County, TN for the construction and operation of the prison now known as the Trousdale Turner Correctional Center (TTCC) in Hartsville. Beginning […]

Why Has the AP Pulled its Article on Private Prison Problems?

Why Has the AP Pulled its Article on Private Prison Problems?

REPORT PUBLICIZED TDOC INTERNAL MEMO CITING EXCESSIVE FORCE, UNDERSTAFFING, UNEXPLAINED SOLITARY CONFINEMENT by Sharon Rondeau (Jun. 10, 2016) — On May 24, The New York Times published an Associated Press article reporting understaffing with resulting consequences for prisoners at the Trousdale Turner Correctional Center (TTCC) in Hartsville, Trousdale County, TN. While assembling research for a […]

Walter Fitzpatrick Breaks His Silence

Walter Fitzpatrick Breaks His Silence

“ROUGH AND ROUGHED” by Sharon Rondeau (Jun. 8, 2016) — After nearly two months, The Post & Email on Tuesday received two letters from Tennessee inmate Walter Francis Fitzpatrick, III. One was five pages and the other 15, with the second a follow-up to the first. Nearly two years ago, Fitzpatrick was sentenced to three […]

Wife of Tennessee CCA Inmate: “Medically, He’s Not Doing Well”

Wife of Tennessee CCA Inmate:  “Medically, He’s Not Doing Well”

THREE PRIVATE PRISONS IN JUST OVER THREE WEEKS, BUT NO MEDICAL CARE by Sharon Rondeau (Jun. 6, 2016) — In late April, Tennessee resident Bridget Thweatt spoke to Nashville-based television station WSMV regarding limited visitation time with her husband, James, who was then incarcerated at the Trousdale Turner Correctional Center (TTCC) in Hartsville, TN. In […]

Multiple Eyewitness Accounts About CCA Prison Continue to Pour In

Multiple Eyewitness Accounts About CCA Prison Continue to Pour In

“THEY’VE BEEN ON THE NEWS FOR THE LAST FEW DAYS” by Sharon Rondeau (Jun. 5, 2016) — As has occurred over the last five weeks, letters from inmates at the Trousdale Turner Correctional Center (TTCC) in Hartsville, TN continue to arrive describing draconian conditions within the newly-minted facility which opened its doors in January. As […]

Tennessee Inmate Reports Corroborate Each Other

Tennessee Inmate Reports Corroborate Each Other

“LOCKDOWN” CAUSED BY LACK OF STAFF, INMATE VIOLENCE by Sharon Rondeau (Jun. 4, 2016) — On Saturday, The Post & Email received two letters from different Tennessee prison inmates describing a lack of security at the Trousdale Turner Correctional Center (TTCC) in Hartsville, TN resulting from the arrival of gang members and other violent prisoners […]

Report: Trousdale CCA Prison Taking “Most Dangerous Inmates”

Report:  Trousdale CCA Prison Taking “Most Dangerous Inmates”

“WHY CAN’T THEY OPEN A NEW FACILITY AND OPERATE IT SAFELY?” by Sharon Rondeau (Jun. 4, 2016) — [Editor’s Note:  A letter from a Tennessee inmate received on Saturday reports that a privately-run prison in Hartsville, Trousdale County, TN about which The Post & Email has written previously has taken in a significant number of […]

Prison Concerns: Medical, Mental Health, Confinement, Nutrition, Retaliation

Prison Concerns:  Medical, Mental Health, Confinement, Nutrition, Retaliation

INMATES’ RELATIVES SAY INCARCERATION “A BUSINESS” by Sharon Rondeau (May 24, 2016) — Several more relatives of inmates at a privately-run prison in Hartsville, Trousdale County, TN have come forward to detail their observations of conditions within the facility and the effects on their respective loved ones. The Trousdale County Correctional Center (TTCC) in Hartsville […]

Understaffing, Lack of Medical Care, Retaliation Reported at Privately-Run Tennessee Prison

Understaffing, Lack of Medical Care, Retaliation Reported at Privately-Run Tennessee Prison

“MODERN-DAY SLAVERY” by Sharon Rondeau (May 23, 2016) — Following two articles published last week prompted by letters received from an inmate recently relocated to a privately-operated prison in Hartsville, TN, The Post & Email has communicated with three individuals with firsthand knowledge of the conditions within the prison, which is by all accounts severely […]

Inmate Gives a Glimpse of New Private Prison in Tennessee

Inmate Gives a Glimpse of New Private Prison in Tennessee

IS A PRIVATELY-RUN PRISON BETTER THAN ONE RUN BY THE GOVERNMENT? by Sharon Rondeau (May 17, 2016) — An inmate recently moved from a Tennessee state prison to the newly-opened Trousdale Turner Correctional Center (TTCC) in Hartsville has reported environmental problems including a smell of gas, lack of hot water, and severe understaffing. TTCC is […]

Inmate Incident Reports Altered One Day After Legislative Hearing on Prison Safety, Violence, Staffing Shortages

Inmate Incident Reports Altered One Day After Legislative Hearing on Prison Safety, Violence, Staffing Shortages

INDIVIDUAL REPORTS NOW SAY “ASSAULT;” MASTER REPORT CITED “ILLNESS” AS CAUSE FOR HOSPITALIZATION by Sharon Rondeau (Sep. 5, 2015) — On Friday, The Post & Email received a letter from Northwest Correctional Complex (NWCX) inmate Bryant K. Lewis, who has written to us over the summer in a series of letters about violence within the […]