Harmer: Medication Again Discontinued

Harmer:  Medication Again Discontinued

PLANS TO FILE COMPLAINT by Sharon Rondeau (Mar. 26, 2018) — In a memo dated March 19, 2018 directed to Dr. Edmund Lane, TDOC inmate Grenda Ray Harmer, #88710, wrote that on that day he stopped receiving Antivert, a medication he was prescribed some time ago and which he says is a medical necessity. Drugs.com […]

Are Prisons the Right Place for Mental Health Patients?

Are Prisons the Right Place for Mental Health Patients?

IF NOT, ARE THERE ALTERNATIVES? by Sharon Rondeau (Mar. 15, 2018) — An inmate at the Morgan County Correctional Complex (MCCX) who was anticipating a positive parole hearing next month is now in protective custody with a disciplinary write-up and untreated mental health issues, according to his wife and power of attorney. Michael Haycraft, TDOC […]

Protective Custody Inmate Claims Mandated Reviews Not Conducted

Protective Custody Inmate Claims Mandated Reviews Not Conducted

AS PER TDOC WRITTEN POLICY by Sharon Rondeau (Feb. 25, 2018) — In a fourth-of-its-kind Administrative Notice, this time sent to Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam, MCCX inmate Grenda Ray Harmer wrote on February 14 that despite having been placed in Protective Custody (PC) last August, his situation has not been evaluated at regular intervals as […]

Tennessee Inmate Report: TDOC “Tortures People”

Tennessee Inmate Report:  TDOC “Tortures People”

COLD WINTER AIR CONTINUES TO PERMEATE INMATE’S CELL DESPITE NUMEROUS COMPLAINTS; INMATE CLAIMS “INTENTIONAL” by Sharon Rondeau (Jan. 6, 2018) — A letter received on Saturday from TDOC inmate Grenda Ray Harmer, #88710, reports that his cell in the “PC” unit at MCCX remains “like a deep freezer” but that Warden Shawn Phillips responded positively, […]

Prescription Medication Again Withheld from Whistleblower Inmate

Prescription Medication Again Withheld from Whistleblower Inmate

ABSENCE OF MEDICATION REPORTEDLY CAUSED “CONVULSIONS, PASSING OUT” ONCE BEFORE by Sharon Rondeau (Dec. 18, 2017) — In a letter received last week, TDOC inmate Grenda Ray Harmer, #88710, reported that one of his medications was withheld beginning on December 4, 2017. Since late July, Harmer has been in “segregation,” or solitary confinement, at the […]

Tennessee Inmate Reports Freezing Cell Temperatures

Tennessee Inmate Reports Freezing Cell Temperatures

“COLD AIR IS BEING PUMPED INTO MY CELL” by Sharon Rondeau (Dec. 10, 2017) — A letter received on Thursday from TDOC inmate Grenda Ray Harmer, #88710, reports that he has been moved into a cell, still within the Protective Custody (PC) unit at the Morgan County Correctional Complex (MCCX), whose temperature is reportedly far […]

Tennessee Prisons: Who Oversees the Overseer?

Tennessee Prisons:  Who Oversees the Overseer?

INMATE PREDICTS CORRECTIONS STAFF “WILL HARASS ME FOR EXPOSING THEM” by Sharon Rondeau (Dec. 5, 2017) — Enclosed with a letter received last week from TDOC inmate Grenda Harmer, #88710, was an “Administrative Notice” addressed to Commissioner Tony Parker citing the violation of a Tennessee statute, TDOC policy and the facility’s own policy on the […]

Trousdale Problems Continue, Inmates Say

Trousdale Problems Continue, Inmates Say

CONTRABAND, MEDICATIONS OFTEN NOT DISPENSED, DANGEROUS CONDITIONS, DISAPPEARING MAIL by Sharon Rondeau (Nov. 24, 2017) — In a letter postmarked November 17, 2017 and received on Monday, an inmate at the Trousdale Turner Correctional Center (TTCC) in Hartsville, TN reported alleged tampering with his “outgoing legal mail,” a common complaint among the prisoner population at […]

Inmate Told: “Nobody Wants You”

Inmate Told: “Nobody Wants You”

THE PRICE OF EXPOSING CORRUPTION by Sharon Rondeau (Nov. 20, 2017) — In a letter received on Monday, TDOC inmate Grenda Harmer, #88710, wrote that he has learned that a false complaint was filed against him by another inmate so that that inmate could be moved to another prison. Both are housed at the Morgan […]

TDOC Spokeswoman Says Inmate’s Letters “Fictitious”

TDOC Spokeswoman Says Inmate’s Letters “Fictitious”

BASED ON WHAT EVIDENCE? by Sharon Rondeau (Sep. 16, 2017) — Over the last two months, editor of Nooganomics David Tulis has received a number of letters from Tennessee inmate Grenda Harmer, #88710, a prolific writer and documentarian who has relentlessly pursued the exposure of corruption within the Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC). Harmer is […]

MCCX Inmate Reports Ongoing Harassment

MCCX Inmate Reports Ongoing Harassment

TELLS COMMISSIONER:  “FIRE WARDEN PHILLIPS” by Sharon Rondeau (Sep. 9, 2017) — TDOC inmate Grenda Ray Harmer, #88710, continues to report difficulties with Morgan County Correctional Complex (MCCX) staff since he was placed in protective custody (PC) at the end of July following an altercation with the gang member which he believes was “orchestrated.” PC […]

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 […]

“Notes from Underground”

“Notes from Underground”

REPORT:  CORRECTION OFFICERS JOKE ABOUT FOOD TO INMATE ON LENGTHY HUNGER STRIKE by Sharon Rondeau (Jul. 5, 2017) — The journal entries which follow were sent by Tennessee inmate Grenda Harmer, #88710, who has been on a hunger strike for a month to protest harsh treatment he said he received upon his arrival at the […]

Tennessee Inmate on Hunger Strike Tries to Request Legal Assistance, Sends P&E “What I’ve Not Sent You”

Tennessee Inmate on Hunger Strike Tries to Request Legal Assistance, Sends P&E “What I’ve Not Sent You”

CRITICAL PERIOD APPROACHING; REPORTS “BLACKOUT” FROM DEHYDRATION, LACK OF FOOD by Sharon Rondeau (Jul. 3, 2017) — On Monday, The Post & Email received three letters from TDOC inmate Grenda Harmer, #88710, who has adhered to a hunger strike commencing on June 5 to protest the treatment he reported he received by correction officers upon […]

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 […]

How Long Can a Hunger Strike Last?

How Long Can a Hunger Strike Last?

“I’M VERY WEAK AND WOULD LIKE TO EAT” by Sharon Rondeau (Jun. 26, 2017) — After more than two weeks, on Monday The Post & Email received a letter from Tennessee inmate Grenda Harmer, #88710, who began a hunger strike on June 5 at the Morgan County Correctional Complex (MCCX). Harmer’s situation was discussed on […]

Report: Tennessee Inmate on Hunger Strike After Relocation, Destruction of Property

Report:  Tennessee Inmate on Hunger Strike After Relocation, Destruction of Property

“YOU WON’T BE NEEDING THIS” by Sharon Rondeau (Jun. 12, 2017) — On Monday, after receiving a well-sourced report that Tennessee state inmate Grenda Harmer had been relocated from the South Central Correctional Facility (SCCF) to the Morgan County Correctional Complex (MCCX) on June 3, we received a letter from Harmer detailing confiscation of his […]