Inmate’s Wife Begs TDOC for Compassionate Release

Inmate’s Wife Begs TDOC for Compassionate Release

“HE DOES NOT HAVE LONG TO LIVE” by Sharon Rondeau (Jan. 8, 2019) — The Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) record of an inmate whose wife says he is dying of Stage IV cirrhosis of the liver at the Morgan County Correctional Complex (MCCX) in Wartburg indicates that he was granted parole after a November […]

Another TDOC/CoreCivic Inmate Reportedly Denied Medication and Treatment

Another TDOC/CoreCivic Inmate Reportedly Denied Medication and Treatment

FOR ACID REFLUX DISEASE, HEPATITIS C by Sharon Rondeau (Mar. 21, 2018) — In a letter dated March 7 and postmarked March 9, 2018, TDOC inmate Danny Shockley, #247280, reported that the Omeprazole he was prescribed by a physician for acid reflux disease ran out in late January and has not been reordered. Shockley is […]

TDOC Inmate Report: Two Medications Again Withheld

TDOC Inmate Report:  Two Medications Again Withheld

“WHY ARE YOU PERIODICALLY STOPPING MY MEDICATION?” by Sharon Rondeau (Jan. 15, 2018) — On the heels of the good news that the heat was turned on in his cell after many weeks of reported “freezing” temperatures within, TDOC inmate Grenda Ray Harmer reported in the same mailing that two of his medications were removed […]

Tenessee Inmate Fears Death Will Precede Hepatitis C Treatment

Tenessee Inmate Fears Death Will Precede Hepatitis C Treatment

CLAIMS EIGHTH AMENDMENT VIOLATION by Sharon Rondeau (Dec. 27, 2017) — A letter received on Tuesday from an inmate at the Trousdale Turner Correctional Center (TTCC) in Hartsville, TN describes an ongoing lack of access to life-saving and other medications corroborated by a series of reports by WSMV-Channel 4 in Nashville earlier this year. Although […]

TTCC Inmate Reports Some Good News

TTCC Inmate Reports Some Good News

MEDICATION FOR ACID REFLUX DISEASE MYSTERIOUSLY DENIED, NOW RESTORED by Sharon Rondeau (Nov. 10, 2017) — An inmate at the Trousdale Turner Correctional Center (TTCC) in Hartsville, TN, where medical care has been reported as inconsistent and at times inaccessible, told The Post & Email in a letter received on Monday that his medication for […]

Wheelchair-Bound Inmate Files Grievance on Alleged Punch to Ribcage by Correction Officer

Wheelchair-Bound Inmate Files Grievance on Alleged Punch to Ribcage by Correction Officer

“I LOST BALANCE AND FELL” by Sharon Rondeau (Feb. 26, 2017) — An inmate at Tennessee’s Morgan County Correctional Complex (MCCX) reported by means of a formal grievance that he was punched in his right rib cage by a correction officer early last month. The inmate, Richard A. Mayers, requires a wheelchair and has reported […]

TTCC Inmate Reports Guards “Allow Junkies to Run Wild”

TTCC Inmate Reports Guards “Allow Junkies to Run Wild”

IS AN INVESTIGATION IN ORDER? by Sharon Rondeau (Feb. 6, 2017) — An inmate at the Trousdale Turner Correctional Center (TTCC) in Hartsville, TN told The Post & Email in a letter received Friday that both regular employees and contractors from G4S, a private security company supplying stand-in correction officers, “allowed these junkies to run […]

Will Pennsylvania Ruling Affect Other Inmates’ Lawsuits over Hepatitis C Treatment?

Will Pennsylvania Ruling Affect Other Inmates’ Lawsuits over Hepatitis C Treatment?

FEDERAL JUDGE RULES INMATE’S EIGHTH AMENDMENT RIGHTS MUST BE UPHELD BY MEDICAL TREATMENT by Sharon Rondeau (Jan. 5, 2017) — In a ruling issued on Tuesday, a federal judge for the Middle District of Pennsylvania wrote that an inmate diagnosed with Hepatitis C in 2015 should receive treatment for the disease from the Pennsylvania Department […]

Inmate Report: Hepatitis C Virtually Ignored by Tennessee Department of Correction

Inmate Report:  Hepatitis C Virtually Ignored by Tennessee Department of Correction

“I’VE BEEN DENIED TREATMENT SINCE 2008” by Sharon Rondeau (Nov. 25, 2016) — The letter which follows was received on Monday, November 21. Its author, Omowale A. Shabazz, refers to reportage done by The Tennessean on the growing problem of Hepatitis C within Tennessee’s prison population and two lawsuits Shabazz has filed alleging lack of […]

Should the Hawkins County, TN Jail be Shut Down?

Should the Hawkins County, TN Jail be Shut Down?

“WHAT IS GOING ON INSIDE THAT JAIL NEEDS TO STOP” by Sharon Rondeau (Jul. 19, 2016) — On July 7, The Post & Email received a letter from a Tennessee state prison inmate detailing allegations of inmate abuse at the Hawkins County jail in Rogersville, TN. As we had not previously reported on that particular […]

Report: Trousdale Turner Has Incurred Nine Inmate Deaths Since Opening

Report:  Trousdale Turner Has Incurred Nine Inmate Deaths Since Opening

IN LAWLESS TENNESSEE by Sharon Rondeau (Jun. 8, 2016) — Early last month, The Post & Email began receiving reports from an inmate at the Trousdale Turner Correctional Center (TTCC) in Hartsville, TN describing severe understaffing resulting in solitary confinement for 23 hours each day, including for minimum-security inmates. The prison is operated by Corrections […]

Prison Concerns: Medical, Mental Health, Confinement, Nutrition, Retaliation

Prison Concerns:  Medical, Mental Health, Confinement, Nutrition, Retaliation

INMATES’ RELATIVES SAY INCARCERATION “A BUSINESS” by Sharon Rondeau (May 24, 2016) — Several more relatives of inmates at a privately-run prison in Hartsville, Trousdale County, TN have come forward to detail their observations of conditions within the facility and the effects on their respective loved ones. The Trousdale County Correctional Center (TTCC) in Hartsville […]

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 […]

On Personal Choices, Crime, Conditioning and Reform

On Personal Choices, Crime, Conditioning and Reform

FROM AN INMATE’S PERSPECTIVE by Michael Logan, ©2015 (Mar. 19, 2015) — [Editor’s Note: The following letter was received from Tennessee inmate Mike Parsons earlier this week. Its author, Michael Logan, became acquainted with Parsons after Parsons was reincarcerated in February of last year for allegedly violating his parole.  Parsons was first incarcerated for two […]