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 […]

Harmer Contacts Tennessee Health Commissioner

Harmer Contacts Tennessee Health Commissioner

TO REPORT ALLEGED FOOD-SERVICE VIOLATIONS by Sharon Rondeau (Jun. 12, 2018) — On Wednesday, June 6, 2018, Morgan County Correctional Complex (MCCX) inmate Grenda Ray Harmer, #88710, wrote to Tennessee Department of Health Commissioner John Dreyzehner to report that the prison “is violating health department food regulations in two areas.” Harmer said that a section […]

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. […]

MCCX Inmate Reports Threat of Extortion Extending to Outside Relative

MCCX Inmate Reports Threat of Extortion Extending to Outside Relative

“THIS IS WHY I’M ON P.C. STATUS” by Sharon Rondeau (May 16, 2018) — A copy of a memo received by this publication on Tuesday states that an inmate at the Morgan County Correctional Complex (MCCX) is being extorted for money and threatened with physical harm as a result of his cousin, also an inmate […]

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 […]

NWCX Inmate Reports New Warden Violating Policy, Confiscating Personal Property without Warning

NWCX Inmate Reports New Warden Violating Policy, Confiscating Personal Property without Warning

“ACTING IN AN OUTLAW FASHION” by Sharon Rondeau (Apr. 15, 2018) — Approximately two weeks ago, the warden at the Morgan County Correctional Complex (MCCX) in Wartburg, TN, Shawn Phillips, changed places with the warden then at Northwest Correctional Complex (NWCX) in Tiptonville, Mike Parris. Parris had been warden at MCCX prior to his transfer […]

TDOC Denies Inmate with Mental Illness Parole

TDOC Denies Inmate with Mental Illness Parole

“ANOTHER YEAR OF ABUSE BY THE STATE OF TENNESSEE” by Beth Haycraft, ©2018 (Apr. 11, 2018) — [Editor’s Note:  The following summary was sent today by Beth Haycraft, the wife of TDOC inmate Michael Wayne Haycraft, #00277811, whose parole hearing on Tuesday resulted in a decision to maintain him in prison for another year. Mrs. […]

Wife of Inmate with Mental Illness Warns Tennessee Officials of Suspected Impending “Crisis”

Wife of Inmate with Mental Illness Warns Tennessee Officials of Suspected Impending “Crisis”

REQUESTS “MENTAL HEALTH INTERVENTION” From:  BETH Haycraft To: “Olroyd, Emily” <emily.r.olroyd@tn.gov>, “Hinds, Amanda” <amanda.m.hinds@tn.gov>, Marie.Williams@tn.gov, lolie.jones@tn.gov, “Michelle R. Hergert” <Michelle.R.Hergert@tn.gov> Date: April 8, 2018 at 10:21 AM Subject: escalation fear of crisis Dr. Olroyd et al, Over the past week, I have been aware of an escalation of symptoms in my husband Michael Wayne Haycraft, […]

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 […]