U.S. Justice Department Reads Tennessee Prison Accounts

U.S. Justice Department Reads Tennessee Prison Accounts

IS THERE JURISDICTION FOR ACTION? by Sharon Rondeau (Sep. 26, 2018) — On Wednesday morning the U.S. Justice Department accessed two articles at The Post & Email about corruption and abuse within Tennessee’s prison system. The first was published in 2016 and the other just over two months ago, having come from inmate Grenda Ray […]

Harmer Reports Illness from Lack of Medication

Harmer Reports Illness from Lack of Medication

“I’M NOT FEELING WELL” by Sharon Rondeau (Sep. 14, 2018) — A second letter received Thursday from Tennessee inmate Grenda Ray Harmer, #88710, states that his Antivert medication has yet to be reinstated after approximately five months and that he is experiencing resultant frequent dizziness and lack of sleep. Staff at the Morgan County Correctional […]

Report: Tennessee Correction Officer “Wrestles” with Inmate

Report:  Tennessee Correction Officer “Wrestles” with Inmate

“OUT OF FEAR THE INMATES WILL WRESTLE BACK” by Sharon Rondeau (Sep. 14, 2018) — A letter received on Thursday from TDOC inmate Grenda Ray Harmer, #88710, reports that Cpl. Chad Wagner is not only “violating security protocols,” but also “touching inmates inappropriately.” Harmer is housed at the Morgan County Correctional Complex (MCCX) in Wartburg. […]

What is Grenda Ray Harmer’s Medical Condition?

What is Grenda Ray Harmer’s Medical Condition?

INMATE REPORTEDLY EXPERIENCING DIZZINESS FROM ABSENCE OF PRESCRIBED MEDICATION by Sharon Rondeau (Aug. 15, 2018) — On Tuesday, this writer received an email from a well-vetted contact of TDOC inmate Grenda Ray Harmer, #88710, reporting that Harmer has been without one of his prescription medications, Antivert, for perhaps several months and is experiencing vertigo as […]

Harmer Again Notifies Health Department of Alleged Violations

Harmer Again Notifies Health Department of Alleged Violations

“CORPORAL WAGNER THINKS IT IS FUNNY” by Sharon Rondeau (Aug. 12, 2018) — A copy of a letter received Saturday dated August 6, 2018 addressed to Tennessee Department of Health Commissioner Dr. John Dreyzehner reinforces a July 28, 2018 letter from the same individual alleging continued violations of American Correctional Association (ACA) food-service policies in […]

Harmer Reports Continued Violations of Food-Service Health Code

Harmer Reports Continued Violations of Food-Service Health Code

“EVERYTHING I’M SAYING IS BEING CONFIRMED” by Sharon Rondeau (Aug. 5, 2018) — A letter dated July 28, 2018 from TDOC inmate Grenda Ray Harmer, #88710, relates that prison food-service regulations continue to be violated by a Corporal Wagner working within Unit #1 of the Morgan County correctional Complex (MCCX) in Wartburg, TN. Earlier this […]

Tennessee: Harmer Reports Improvements in Protective Custody

Tennessee:  Harmer Reports Improvements in Protective Custody

DESPITE RECENT “SHAKEDOWN” by Sharon Rondeau (Jul. 7, 2018) — A letter received Thursday from MCCX inmate Grenda Ray Harmer states that conditions in the protective custody (PC) unit, where he has been housed for nearly a year, have recently improved. Harmer attributed the changes to The Post & Email’s reportage based on his and […]

Harmer Reports Shakedown

Harmer Reports Shakedown

“THEY MAY DO SOMETHING TO ME” by Sharon Rondeau (Jun. 29, 2018) — A letter received Friday from TDOC inmate Grenda Ray Harmer, #88710, reports that prison guards conducted a “shakedown” of his person and cell, allegedly falsely claiming that he was in possession of a sharpened toothbrush. Harmer is housed at the Morgan County […]

Harmer Continues to Sound Alarm on Lack of Security

Harmer Continues to Sound Alarm on Lack of Security

“A P.C. INMATE COULD EASILY BE HURT OR KILLED…” by Sharon Rondeau (Jun. 22, 2018) — In a formal follow-up to a letter published on Wednesday, TDOC inmate Grenda Ray Harmer, #88710, sent a memo containing examples, with dates and times, of protective-custody inmates reportedly being placed at risk from inadequate security measures. Harmer has […]

Why Are Inmates Kept So Long in Protective Custody?

Why Are Inmates Kept So Long in Protective Custody?

INMATE ACCUSES TDOC COMMISSIONER OF FINANCIAL MOTIVE by Sharon Rondeau (Jun. 8, 2018) — On Friday, a copy of a letter dated June 4, 2018 addressed to Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) Commissioner Tony Parker was received by this publication. The letter, written by Morgan County Correctional Complex (MCCX) inmate Grenda Ray Harmer, #88710, is […]

Positive Development Reported at MCCX

Positive Development Reported at MCCX

“BETTER THEN WHAT WE HAD” by Sharon Rondeau (Jun. 2, 2018) — After months of filing grievances about the lack of weekend recreation time for inmates in the Protective Custody (PC) unit at the Morgan County Correctional Complex (MCCX), inmate Grenda Ray Harmer, #88710, reported in a letter received Saturday that that policy has changed. […]

Report: Protective-Custody Review, Mandated by State Policy, Conducted Outside Inmate’s Cell

Report:  Protective-Custody Review, Mandated by State Policy, Conducted Outside Inmate’s Cell

“HEARING FORM SHALL BE MARKED CONFIDENTIAL” by Sharon Rondeau (May 16, 2018) — A copy of a memo addressed to Associate Warden of Treatment Ken Hutchinson at the Morgan County Correctional Complex (MCCX) by inmate Grenda Ray Harmer, #88710, states that “an improper P.C. hearing review” took place outside of his cell door. According to […]

Report: Four Inmates Hospitalized After Drug Overdoses

Report:  Four Inmates Hospitalized After Drug Overdoses

AT TENNESSEE’S MORGAN COUNTY FACILITY by Sharon Rondeau (Apr. 27, 2018) — A two-page memorandum received on Friday from TDOC inmate Grenda Ray Harmer reports that four inmates from the Morgan County Correctional Complex (MCCX) were “escorted” to the University of Tennessee Medical Center “because they overdosed on drugs sometime between 6:00 pm on 4-19-18 […]

MCCX: Harmer Reports Continued Nighttime “Harassment”

MCCX:  Harmer Reports Continued Nighttime “Harassment”

INMATE OFFERS TO “TRAIN” STAFF ON “POLICY” by Sharon Rondeau (Apr. 7, 2018) — In a March 31, 2018 memorandum, Morgan County Correctional Complex (MCCX) inmate Grenda Ray Harmer, #88710, wrote to Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) Commissioner Tony Parker to say that he continues to be a victim of “harassment” on the part of […]

Tennessee: Harmer Reports Threat over Law Library Use

Tennessee:  Harmer Reports Threat over Law Library Use

“I’M GOING TO WRITE YOU UP IF I CATCH YOU DOING ANY LEGAL WORK OR RESEARCH FOR ANY INMATE” by Sharon Rondeau (Apr. 4, 2018) — In a memo dated March 29, 2018, MCCX inmate Grenda Ray Harmer reported that the law library supervisor threatened him with a “write-up” if he were to perform “any […]

Tennessee: Inmate Harmer Files Federal Lawsuit against TDOC

Tennessee:  Inmate Harmer Files Federal Lawsuit against TDOC

RECOUNTS ALLEGED RETALIATION, “FRAUD,” AND THREATS by Sharon Rondeau (Mar. 31, 2018) — In one of many memos received during the month of March, Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) inmate Grenda Ray Harmer, #88710, related that a federal lawsuit he has been working on over the latter part of the winter has been filed. Also […]

TDOC Inmate: Dangerous Situation Diffused, then Recreated by Staff

TDOC Inmate:  Dangerous Situation Diffused, then Recreated by Staff

REPORT:  “INCOMPATIBLE” INMATES KNOWINGLY PLACED TOGETHER by Sharon Rondeau (Mar. 17, 2018) — In a letter dated March 10, 2018, Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) inmate Grenda Ray Harmer reported that an experience he had with a prison gang member last fall resulting from a faulty decision on the facility’s part has been replicated with […]