George Raudenbush to Discuss Exoneration Petition on “Nooganomics” Tuesday Afternoon

George Raudenbush to Discuss Exoneration Petition on “Nooganomics” Tuesday Afternoon

1:30 p.m. EST by Sharon Rondeau (Jan. 15, 2019) — Early Tuesday afternoon, Christian missionary George Raudenbush will be a guest on the “Nooganomics” radio show hosted by David Tulis to speak about his request that Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam, who leaves office Wednesday, grant him a full “exoneration” of his 2011 convictions on seven […]

Tennessee Inmate Reports Food Rations Cut in Half, Impending Lawsuit

Tennessee Inmate Reports Food Rations Cut in Half, Impending Lawsuit

DESPITE NO LIBRARY ACCESS by Sharon Rondeau (Aug. 27, 2017) — In a letter received on Thursday, Tennessee inmate Grenda Harmer reported from protective custody (PC) that prisoners in that section of the Morgan County Correctional Complex (MCCX) are provided meals containing half the amount of food received by those in the general population. “PC” […]

TDOC Inmate Grenda Harmer in Maximum Security After Confrontation with Gang Member

TDOC Inmate Grenda Harmer in Maximum Security After Confrontation with Gang Member

“I BELIEVE STAFF ORCHESTRATED IT” by Sharon Rondeau (Aug. 22, 2017) — On July 5, MCCX inmate Grenda Ray Harmer was found unresponsive in his cell after approximately 32 days on a hunger strike, as The Post & Email reported throughout the month of June. Harmer remained overnight in the prison as medical staff attempted […]

Reports: Hunger-Strikers Can Survive between 40 and 73 Days

Reports:  Hunger-Strikers Can Survive between 40 and 73 Days

BUT ORGAN FAILURE, SEIZURES, HALLUCINATIONS CAN OCCUR SOONER by Sharon Rondeau (Jul. 1, 2017) — The Scientific American has reported that a number of variables influence how long a terminally-ill person or one on a hunger strike can survive, including whether or not adequate hydration is available. A report on the subject in Business Insider […]

McMinn County, TN Offices Fail to Honor Governor’s Mandate to Fly Flag at Half-Staff

McMinn County, TN Offices Fail to Honor Governor’s Mandate to Fly Flag at Half-Staff

DO THEY HAVE NO RESPECT? by LCDR Walter Francis Fitzpatrick, III (Ret), ©2017 (Jun. 12, 2017) — While preparing a letter for Tennessee Department of Education Commissioner Candice McBride on Saturday, 10 June I came to learn of Governor Haslam’s proclamation ordering the American Flag be flown at half-staff (half-mast in the Navy) in honor […]

Report: TTCC Private Security Contract Canceled

Report:  TTCC Private Security Contract Canceled

SHORT-STAFFING NOW EVEN MORE PRONOUNCED; LOCKDOWN IMMINENTLY EXPECTED by Sharon Rondeau (Mar. 15, 2017) — In a letter dated March 4, 2017 to Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam, an inmate at the Trousdale Turner Correctional Center (TTCC) in Hartsville, TN alleged that the CEO of the prison operator and the Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) commissioner […]

Inmate Reports Denial of Two Necessary Medications

Inmate Reports Denial of Two Necessary Medications

“NO LONGER ON THE FORMULARY” by Sharon Rondeau (Mar. 2, 2017) — TTCC inmate Grenda Harmer, who has previously written to Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam about alleged gang activity and other wrongdoing at the facility, has filed an emergency grievance with prison management citing “denial of adequate medical care.” The two-page grievance is copied to […]

Inmate Alleges Abuse of Contracted Workers by Private Prison Operator

Inmate Alleges Abuse of Contracted Workers by Private Prison Operator

AND “FAKE JOBS” FOR INMATES AT TAXPAYERS’ EXPENSE by Sharon Rondeau (Feb. 21, 2017) — An inmate at the Trousdale Turner Correctional Complex (TTCC) in Hartsville, TN who has provided a recent number of reports alleging a prisoners-for-profit scheme, violated administrative policies and gang violence at the privately-run prison alleged in a February 4, 2017 […]

Whistleblower Inmate “Quickly” Dropped from Pro-Social Life Skills Class

Whistleblower Inmate “Quickly” Dropped from Pro-Social Life Skills Class

AFTER FILING COMPLAINT, THREATENING TO EXPOSE ALLEGED SCHEME BY PRISON TO GARNER FEDERAL DOLLARS by Sharon Rondeau (Feb. 18, 2017) — An inmate at the Trousdale Turner Correctional Complex (TTCC) in Hartsville, TN who recently blew the whistle on his placement in and ineligibility for the Pro-Social Life Skills class reports that his enrollment was […]

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 […]

Prison Spokeswoman Contacted on Allegations of Lack of Medical Care, Uncontrolled Gang Activity

Prison Spokeswoman Contacted on Allegations of Lack of Medical Care, Uncontrolled Gang Activity

IN ATTEMPT TO PRESENT “BOTH SIDES OF THE STORY” by Sharon Rondeau (Dec. 30, 2016) — On Friday morning at 11:18 AM EST, The Post & Email sent the following message to Tennessee Department of Correction Communications Director Neysa Taylor: DOCUMENTATION – MEDICAL CONCERNS/ALLEGED DEFICIENCIES/GANGS Hello, Ms. Taylor, in the past you have requested documentation […]

TTCC Inmate Details Alleged Withholding of Prescribed Medications by Private Prison Provider

TTCC Inmate Details Alleged Withholding of Prescribed Medications by Private Prison Provider

OF “CRIME” AND “PUNISHMENT” by Sharon Rondeau (Dec. 28, 2016) — The Post & Email has received a letter from an inmate at the Trousdale Turner Correctional Center (TTCC) containing the names and inmate numbers, reportedly provided with those inmates’ permission, of prisoners reportedly not receiving doctor-prescribed medications at the privately-run facility in Hartsville, TN. […]

Do “Stacks” and Chains Equal a “Sound” Horse?

Do “Stacks” and Chains Equal a “Sound” Horse?

DECADES-OLD PRACTICE MAY PLACE “INDUSTRY” IN JEOPARDY by Sharon Rondeau (Dec. 7, 2016) — On Sunday, The Post & Email published an article reporting on the use of “stacks” and chains on some Tennessee Walking Horses during competition, a practice begun in the 1940s which, although outlawed, continues today, particularly in the South. The Horse […]

Reflections on Outgoing TDOC Commissioner Derrick Schofield

Reflections on Outgoing TDOC Commissioner Derrick Schofield

“IT’S ABOUT MONEY” by Anonymous Inmate, TTCC, Hartsville, Trousdale County, TN (Jun. 17, 2016) — [Editor’s Note:  The following letter shares an inmate’s thoughts about Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) Commissioner Derrick Schofield, who resigned his post earlier this month and will work his last day on Monday.  Schofield was appointed by Gov. Bill Haslam […]

Corporate-Run Prison Limits Movement, Restroom Access, Embracing During Visitation

Corporate-Run Prison Limits Movement, Restroom Access, Embracing During Visitation

INMATE RELATIVE:  “THE PRIVATE PRISONS NEED TO GO” by Sharon Rondeau (May 23, 2016) — On Sunday, The Post & Email began to report first-hand accounts of living conditions, visitation, staffing, medical care and other issues shared with us by visitors to the Trousdale Turner Correctional Center (TTCC), a facility operated by Corrections Corporation of […]

Report: NWCX Gang Member Stabbed After Property Theft

Report:  NWCX Gang Member Stabbed After Property Theft

DANGEROUS TENNESSEE PRISON CLASSIFIES GANG MEMBERS AS “MEDIUM SECURITY“ by Sharon Rondeau (Feb. 23, 2016) — A letter received on Monday from an inmate at the Northwest Correctional Complex (NWCX) in Tiptonville, TN reports that the stabbing of an inmate on February 9 triggered a three-day “lockdown” of Site 1, which houses the most dangerous […]

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