Report: Audit Says Tennessee Prisons “Smoothly Operating”

Report:  Audit Says Tennessee Prisons “Smoothly Operating”

ARE THEY IN THEIR OWN WORLD? by Sharon Rondeau (Oct. 8, 2015) — Following a request for an external audit of Tennessee’s prison system by Department of Corrections Commissioner Derrick Schofield, the American Correctional Assocation (ACA) reportedly found that while a new system to figure overtime pay for corrections officers was troublesome and assaults could […]

Inmates with Serious Medical Conditions Allege Inadequate Treatment by Tennessee Department of Correction

Inmates with Serious Medical Conditions Allege Inadequate Treatment by Tennessee Department of Correction

CHRONIC KIDNEY FAILURE, MULTIPLE HERNIAS, CONGESTIVE HEART FAILURE by Sharon Rondeau (Sep. 14, 2015) — Early on Monday afternoon, The Post & Email sent a message to four Tennessee legislators regarding two seriously ill inmates housed at the Northwest Correctional Complex (NWCX) in Tiptonville. The legislators are Sen. Ken Yager, Sen. Ed Jackson, Sen. Thelma […]

TDOC Inmate Provides Documentation of Hospitalizations from Recent Gang Violence Indicated as “Illness”

TDOC Inmate Provides Documentation of Hospitalizations from Recent Gang Violence Indicated as “Illness”

CORRECTIONS OFFICERS FACE SEVERE FATIGUE, STRESS, UNDERSTAFFING AND DANGEROUS CONDITIONS by Sharon Rondeau (Aug. 19, 2015) — Over the last several weeks, The Post & Email has received several letters from Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) inmate Bryant K. Lewis describing horrendous working conditions within the Northwest Correctional Complex (NWCX) located in Tiptonville. On July […]

Bombshell Exclusive: TDOC Employees Violate Departmental Rules to Keep Inmates in Adult Basic Education Class

Bombshell Exclusive:  TDOC Employees Violate Departmental Rules to Keep Inmates in Adult Basic Education Class

FITZPATRICK: NWCX WARDEN, INSTRUCTORS “RUNNING A CON GAME” TO BILK FEDERAL TREASURY…AND TAXPAYERS by Sharon Rondeau (Aug. 8, 2015) — In late May, The Post & Email received a letter from Tennessee state inmate Walter Francis Fitzpatrick, III which stated that staff were pressuring him to participate in the “Pro-Social Life Skills” (PSLS, p. 9) […]

Report: Seriously-Ill TDOC Inmate “About to Give Up”

Report:  Seriously-Ill TDOC Inmate “About to Give Up”

“I’M TIRED OF HURTING” by Sharon Rondeau (Aug. 3, 2015) — On Monday morning, The Post & Email received a copy of a letter written by Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) inmate Timothy Aaron Baxter to his father, Lee, from the Northwest Correctional Complex (NWCX) in Tiptonville. On July 24, NWCX was the scene of […]