Private Prison Company Reports Higher Earnings, Citing Hartsville, TN Facility

Private Prison Company Reports Higher Earnings, Citing Hartsville, TN Facility

ARE THE INMATES RIGHT? by Sharon Rondeau (Feb. 9, 2017) — A NASDAQ report by private prison operator CoreCivic dated February 8, 2017 indicates the company earned increased revenues during the fourth quarter of 2016 and 2016 overall as compared to 2015. Formerly Corrections Corporation of America (CCA), CoreCivic operates detention facilities, reentry programs and […]

TTCC Inmate Reports “Major Gang War”

TTCC Inmate Reports “Major Gang War”

ON THANKSGIVING DAY? by Sharon Rondeau (Dec. 18, 2016) — Another inmate from the Trousdale Turner Correctional Complex (TTCC) has reported in a letter that “the entire facility is on lockdown due to a major gang war between the ‘Crips’ and the ‘Bloods.’ This is largely due to the understaffing and poor oversight at this […]

TTCC Inmate Report: Facility “Severely Understaffed and Overwhelmed”

TTCC Inmate Report: Facility “Severely Understaffed and Overwhelmed”

REFERS TO THANKSGIVING DAY INCIDENT AS “BRUTAL GANG WAR” by Anonymous Inmate, Trousdale Turner Correctional Center (TTCC) (Dec. 14, 2016) — [Editor’s Note:  The following letter was received on Friday, December 9, from an inmate not previously heard from who is housed at the Trousdale Turner Correctional Center (TTCC) in Hartsville, TN. The information he […]

Exclusive: Something Happened at TTCC on Thanksgiving Day

Exclusive:  Something Happened at TTCC on Thanksgiving Day

“RIOT” OR NOT? (Dec. 10, 2016) — After several relatives of inmates imprisoned at the Trousdale Turner Correctional Complex (TTCC) in Hartsville, TN told The Post & Email that “a riot” occurred on Thanksgiving Day, we contacted Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) Communications Director Neysa Taylor for comment. Although privately-run by CoreCivic, formerly Corrections Corporation […]

Inmate Relative: TTCC in “Constant State of Lockdown for Over Five Weeks”

Inmate Relative:  TTCC in “Constant State of Lockdown for Over Five Weeks”

“MEDICAL CHAOS,” “BREACH IN SECURITY”… by an Inmate’s Relative (Oct. 10, 2016) — [Editor’s Note:  In the words of a family member whose loved one is housed at the Trousdale Turner Correctional Center (TTCC) in Hartsville, TN, the current conditions there are as follows.] They have been in a constant state of lockdown for over […]

Report Says Gang Members Dictate Conditions at NWCX, Too

Report Says Gang Members Dictate Conditions at NWCX, Too

“THE NORTHWEST PRISON IS RAN BY THE GANGS” by Sharon Rondeau (Sep. 23, 2016) — On Friday morning, The Post & Email published an article containing an email written to Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) Communications Director Neysa Taylor containing recent communiqués from relatives of inmates at the Trousdale Turner Correctional Center (TTCC) in Hartsville […]

TTCC Conditions Horrific, Say Inmate Relatives

TTCC Conditions Horrific, Say Inmate Relatives

“HARTSVILLE PRISON CONTINUES TO TREAT HUMANS WORSE THAN ANIMALS” by Sharon Rondeau (Sep. 23, 2016) — On Friday at 9:56 AM EDT, the following message was sent to Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) Communications Director Neysa Taylor: Good morning, Ms. Taylor, I know last month you claimed that the dozens of reports I have received […]

TTCC Inmate Reports “Crazy” Situation with Medications

TTCC Inmate Reports “Crazy” Situation with Medications

“THESE PEOPLE COULD CARE LESS” by Sharon Rondeau (Sep. 17, 2016) — Since early May, The Post & Email has reported on a myriad of problems at the Trousdale Turner Correctional Center (TTCC) in Hartsville, TN stemming from severe short-staffing and what appears to be lackadaisical and ineffectual management. TTCC is owned and operated by […]

Reports of Continued Dire Conditions at Trousdale County, TN Prison

Reports of Continued Dire Conditions at Trousdale County, TN Prison

CLAIM:  MEDICATIONS NOT DISPENSED WHILE PRISON ON FREQUENT LOCKDOWN by Sharon Rondeau (Sep. 12, 2016) — A number of reports received since Friday evening continue to paint a dire picture of the Trousdale Turner Correctional Center (TTCC), in Hartsville, TN in Trousdale County. The prison opened in January and has been plagued with a variety […]

Trousdale Inmate Reports Privileges Earned Are Disregarded

Trousdale Inmate Reports Privileges Earned Are Disregarded

IN FAVOR OF NEW ARRIVALS by Sharon Rondeau (Sep. 6, 2016) — An inmate at the Trousdale Turner Correctional Center (TTCC) in Hartsville, TN reported through a letter received on Tuesday that despite his having arrived at the facility in late April as a minimum-security prisoner eager to work and with a history of good […]

Tennessee Inmate: “Your Hard Work Payed Off”

Tennessee Inmate:  “Your Hard Work Payed Off”

“I CAN’T SAY THANK YOU ENOUGH” by Anonymous Inmate, Trousdale County Correctional Center (TTCC) (Sep. 2, 2016) — [Editor’s Note:  The following letter was received on Friday from an inmate who has been writing to The Post & Email regularly about the conditions at the above-stated prison, which has been plagued with problems since its […]

TDOC Spokeswoman: Reports of Dangerous Conditions at CCA-Run Prison “Inaccurate”

TDOC Spokeswoman:  Reports of Dangerous Conditions at CCA-Run Prison “Inaccurate”

WHO IS LYING, AND WHO IS TELLING THE TRUTH?  WHAT IS “GOOD JOURNALISM?” by Sharon Rondeau (Aug. 24, 2016) — On Monday, The Post & Email spoke with Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) spokeswoman Neysa Taylor about the myriad reports from inmates and their relatives describing an understaffed, gang-operated environment at the Trousdale Turner Correctional […]

Wife of Tennessee CCA Inmate: “Medically, He’s Not Doing Well”

Wife of Tennessee CCA Inmate:  “Medically, He’s Not Doing Well”

THREE PRIVATE PRISONS IN JUST OVER THREE WEEKS, BUT NO MEDICAL CARE by Sharon Rondeau (Jun. 6, 2016) — In late April, Tennessee resident Bridget Thweatt spoke to Nashville-based television station WSMV regarding limited visitation time with her husband, James, who was then incarcerated at the Trousdale Turner Correctional Center (TTCC) in Hartsville, TN. In […]

Report: Trousdale CCA Prison Taking “Most Dangerous Inmates”

Report:  Trousdale CCA Prison Taking “Most Dangerous Inmates”

“WHY CAN’T THEY OPEN A NEW FACILITY AND OPERATE IT SAFELY?” by Sharon Rondeau (Jun. 4, 2016) — [Editor’s Note:  A letter from a Tennessee inmate received on Saturday reports that a privately-run prison in Hartsville, Trousdale County, TN about which The Post & Email has written previously has taken in a significant number of […]

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 […]

Inmate Gives a Glimpse of New Private Prison in Tennessee

Inmate Gives a Glimpse of New Private Prison in Tennessee

IS A PRIVATELY-RUN PRISON BETTER THAN ONE RUN BY THE GOVERNMENT? by Sharon Rondeau (May 17, 2016) — An inmate recently moved from a Tennessee state prison to the newly-opened Trousdale Turner Correctional Center (TTCC) in Hartsville has reported environmental problems including a smell of gas, lack of hot water, and severe understaffing. TTCC is […]