Tennessee Inmate Claims Discrimination on the Basis of Disability

Tennessee Inmate Claims Discrimination on the Basis of Disability

IS THE TDOC VIOLATING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT? by Sharon Rondeau (Apr. 23, 2019) — A letter received last week from an inmate at the Northwest Correctional Complex (NWCX) in Tiptonville, TN reported, as he did last year, that with the arrival of spring, inmates with disabilities were hoping to be able to recreate […]

Inmate Reports Discrimination Against Elderly and Disabled Population

Inmate Reports Discrimination Against Elderly and Disabled Population

“HARASSED ON A DAILY BASIS” by Sharon Rondeau (Aug. 13, 2018) — A letter received Saturday from an inmate at the Northwest Correctional Complex (NWCX) in Tiptonville, TN reports that “elderly and disabled inmates are been discriminated against in the worst way.” [sic] The inmate, who has written to us in the past, explained: This […]

Why is America’s Obesity Epidemic Getting Worse?

Why is America’s Obesity Epidemic Getting Worse?

“CHANGING THE MINDSET” by Julia Jefferson, ©2016 (Oct. 19, 2016) — Obesity has become a huge issue in America. The statistics are chilling: Approximately seven out of ten Americans are overweight or obese. Over the last four decades, obesity has doubled in adults and tripled in children. No state has an obesity rate below 20%. […]