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 […]

Harmer Reports Heat Turned On

Harmer Reports Heat Turned On

“MY CELL IS NO LONGER COLD” by Sharon Rondeau (Dec. 21, 2018) — A letter arriving on Wednesday dated December 12, 2018 from TDOC inmate Grenda Ray Harmer, #88710, reports that the frigid temperature of his cell necessitating his wearing several layers of clothing at all times has been corrected. Under the heading, “UPDATES,” Harmer […]

Tennessee Inmate Contacts Donald Trump

Tennessee Inmate Contacts Donald Trump

REQUESTS CESSATION OF FEDERAL MONIES TO DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTION by Sharon Rondeau (Dec. 18, 2018) — Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) inmate Grenda Ray Harmer, #88710, has contacted President Donald Trump recommending that federal funding currently apportioned to the TDOC for “reentry services” be “rescinded.” Harmer’s reason for the request is that he is not […]

Harmer: Heat Turned on But Remains Faulty

Harmer:  Heat Turned on But Remains Faulty

“IT DOESN’T STAY ON LONG” by Sharon Rondeau (Dec. 12, 2018) — A letter received Tuesday from TDOC inmate Grenda Ray Harmer, #88710, reports that his cell, located in the protective custody unit of the Morgan County Correctional Complex (MCCX) in Wartburg, is now warmer than before. Since early November, Harmer has told prison authorities […]

Tennessee: As the Weather Gets Colder, So Does Harmer’s Cell

Tennessee:  As the Weather Gets Colder, So Does Harmer’s Cell

“I HAVE COMPLAINED WITHOUT SUCCESS” by Sharon Rondeau (Dec. 7, 2018) — A copy of a memo directed to Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) Commissioner Tony Parker received by this writer on Friday reiterates inmate Grenda Ray Harmer’s claim that his cell is frigid as winter has once again settled in to mountainous Morgan County, […]

TDOC Inmate Reports no Heat in Cell for Second Winter

TDOC Inmate Reports no Heat in Cell for Second Winter

“ONCE AGAIN THEY ARE FREEZING ME OUT” by Sharon Rondeau (Nov. 19, 2018) — A letter dated November 10, 2018 received on Monday from TDOC inmate Grenda Ray Harmer, #88710, indicates that for the second consecutive winter, there is little to no heat in his cell in the protective custody (PC) unit of the Morgan […]

Tennessee: Harmer Reports Inmates Went Without Food

Tennessee:  Harmer Reports Inmates Went Without Food

SAYS FOOD SUPPLY NOT “SUFFICIENT” by Sharon Rondeau (Nov. 11, 2018) — A letter received Friday from Tennessee inmate Grenda Ray Harmer, #88710, indicates ongoing problems with the food-service provider at Morgan County Correctional Complex (MCCX) and in this case, a reported food shortage. Aramark provides food service to MCCX and other Tennessee prisons.  Over […]

Harmer Calls Out Prison Boss for Allegedly “Lying”

Harmer Calls Out Prison Boss for Allegedly “Lying”

INMATE HAS REPORTED NUMEROUS SECURITY VIOLATIONS TO NO AVAIL by Sharon Rondeau (Oct. 30, 2018) — An inmate letter received on Monday accuses Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) Tony Parker of “lying to the media” in regard to his claim in an article last month that the department “will not tolerate any threat to the […]

Tennessee Inmate Reports Food-Service Billing Fraud

Tennessee Inmate Reports Food-Service Billing Fraud

“SOMEBODY MUST BE GETTING A HUGE KICKBACK” by Sharon Rondeau (Oct. 13, 2018) — A letter received on Friday from a Tennessee inmate reports that the food-service company which provides meals to his facility “charges for alot more food then they serve.” [sic] As the person who “makes the trays” for his unit, the inmate […]

Tennessee: Harmer Reports Prison Educational Fraud

Tennessee:  Harmer Reports Prison Educational Fraud

AND NOT FOR THE FIRST TIME by Sharon Rondeau (Sep. 30, 2018) — In a letter received Thursday, TDOC inmate Grenda Ray Harmer, #88710, wrote to Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam that the “Jobs Coordinator” at Morgan County Correctional Complex (MCCX) “is engaging in fraud.” As evidence, Harmer presented a copy of his GED certificate, earned […]

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. […]

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 […]

Inmate Claims Purposeful Retaliation for Exposing “Wrongdoing”

Inmate Claims Purposeful Retaliation for Exposing “Wrongdoing”

“IF I’M HARMED IT IS DUE TO…” by Sharon Rondeau (Jul. 14, 2018) — A copy of a letter sent to Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam by inmate Grenda Ray Harmer, #88710, alleges that two correction officers at the Morgan County Correctional Complex (MCCX) created the appearance that he was concealing a weapon in his cell. […]

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 […]

Inmate’s Wife Reports Grave Threat to Mentally-Ill Husband in Tennessee Prison

Inmate’s Wife Reports Grave Threat to Mentally-Ill Husband in Tennessee Prison

“HOUSED WITH A VIOLENT OFFENDER” by Beth Haycraft, ©2018 (Jun. 22, 2018) — [Editor’s Note:  The following email was received on Friday evening as a follow-up to our article published Tuesday containing a video of Mrs. Haycraft interviewing her husband, who is incarcerated at the Turney Center Industrial Complex (TCIX) and suffers from mental illness.  […]

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 […]

Harmer Reports Breaches of Protective-Custody Protocols

Harmer Reports Breaches of Protective-Custody Protocols

“THEY ALLOW GANG MEMBERS TO SELL DRUGS AND TOBACCO” by Sharon Rondeau (Jun. 20, 2018) — In a letter received on Monday dated June 14, 2018, Morgan County Correctional Complex (MCCX) inmate Grenda Ray Harmer, #88710, reported that standard security measures are ignored by staff in the protective custody (PC) unit of the prison, located […]

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