Harmer: Medication Again Discontinued

Harmer:  Medication Again Discontinued

PLANS TO FILE COMPLAINT by Sharon Rondeau (Mar. 26, 2018) — In a memo dated March 19, 2018 directed to Dr. Edmund Lane, TDOC inmate Grenda Ray Harmer, #88710, wrote that on that day he stopped receiving Antivert, a medication he was prescribed some time ago and which he says is a medical necessity. Drugs.com […]

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 […]

Harmer Reports Suspected Sexual Harassment at MCCX

Harmer Reports Suspected Sexual Harassment at MCCX

ON THE PART OF STAFF by Sharon Rondeau (Feb. 23, 2018) — In two communications received earlier this month, Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) inmate Grenda Ray Harmer reported “harassment” on the part of a corrections officer during the third shift which he now believes is sexual in nature. In a February 8, 2018 memo […]

Harmer Reports Improvement in Food Service at MCCX

Harmer Reports Improvement in Food Service at MCCX

“HERE IS SOME GOOD NEWS” by Sharon Rondeau (Jan. 31, 2018) — In a letter received on Monday dated January 24, 2018, MCCX inmate Grenda Ray Harmer, #88710, reported that he has noted an improvement in food service in his section of the prison. MCCX is one of 14 prisons within the Tennessee Department of […]

Harmer Reports Prescription Medication Reinstated

Harmer Reports Prescription Medication Reinstated

BUT FOR HOW LONG? by Sharon Rondeau (Jan. 28, 2018) — On January 19, 2018, TDOC inmate Grenda Ray Harmer, #88710, wrote in a letter received last week that the Naproxen he was prescribed years ago for degenerative joint disease was recently reinstated after having been withheld beginning on December 30. At that time, the […]

Harmer Reports Attempted Prison Escape

Harmer Reports Attempted Prison Escape

EXCORIATES WARDEN FOR NOT “PROTECTING SOCIETY BETTER” by Sharon Rondeau (Jan. 20, 2018) — Enclosed with a letter received on Friday from TDOC inmate Grenda Ray Harmer, #88710, was a copy of a report sent to Commissioner Tony Parker stating that a means of possible inmate escape was not properly safeguarded by Warden Shawn Phillips […]

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 […]

The Heat is On!

The Heat is On!

“THEY ARE NOT HAPPY ABOUT THE NEGATIVE ARTICLES” by Sharon Rondeau (Jan. 13, 2018) — A letter dated January 6, 2018 received on Saturday from TDOC inmate Grenda Ray Harmer reports that his cell, which he has long said has been maintained at “freezing” temperatures, now has heat. Since late November, Harmer has written a […]

Can This Inmate Get Heat for Christmas?

Can This Inmate Get Heat for Christmas?

“COLD AIR IS BLOWING IN” by Sharon Rondeau (Dec. 22, 2017) — In a letter received on Friday, TDOC inmate Grenda Ray Harmer, #88710, reported some good news: that the heat in his cell at the Morgan County Correctional Complex (MCCX) was at long last “turned on” on one week ago on December 15. “On […]

Prescription Medication Again Withheld from Whistleblower Inmate

Prescription Medication Again Withheld from Whistleblower Inmate

ABSENCE OF MEDICATION REPORTEDLY CAUSED “CONVULSIONS, PASSING OUT” ONCE BEFORE by Sharon Rondeau (Dec. 18, 2017) — In a letter received last week, TDOC inmate Grenda Ray Harmer, #88710, reported that one of his medications was withheld beginning on December 4, 2017. Since late July, Harmer has been in “segregation,” or solitary confinement, at the […]

Tennessee Prisons: Who Oversees the Overseer?

Tennessee Prisons:  Who Oversees the Overseer?

INMATE PREDICTS CORRECTIONS STAFF “WILL HARASS ME FOR EXPOSING THEM” by Sharon Rondeau (Dec. 5, 2017) — Enclosed with a letter received last week from TDOC inmate Grenda Harmer, #88710, was an “Administrative Notice” addressed to Commissioner Tony Parker citing the violation of a Tennessee statute, TDOC policy and the facility’s own policy on the […]

Inmate Told: “Nobody Wants You”

Inmate Told: “Nobody Wants You”

THE PRICE OF EXPOSING CORRUPTION by Sharon Rondeau (Nov. 20, 2017) — In a letter received on Monday, TDOC inmate Grenda Harmer, #88710, wrote that he has learned that a false complaint was filed against him by another inmate so that that inmate could be moved to another prison. Both are housed at the Morgan […]

Report: Tennessee Prison Places Gang Member in Close Proximity to Inmate Target

Report:  Tennessee Prison Places Gang Member in Close Proximity to Inmate Target

INMATE ASKS WARDEN:  “YOU TRYING TO PUT A HIT ON ME?” by Sharon Rondeau (Nov. 7, 2017) — In a report received from Nooganomics radio show host and former Chattanooga Times Free Press copy editor David Tulis on Sunday evening, Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) inmate Grenda Ray Harmer, whose case The Post & Email […]

Letter to Tennessee State Representative Details Alleged Code, Statutory Violations

Letter to Tennessee State Representative Details Alleged Code, Statutory Violations

“PLEASE INVESTIGATE THESE VERIFIABLE CLAIMS” by Sharon Rondeau (Oct. 5, 2017) — A September 28, 2017 letter from MCCX inmate Grenda Ray Harmer to Tennessee state representative John Ray Clemmons outlines a number of alleged violations of the standards maintained by the American Correctional Association (ACA) as well as Tennessee law and official prison policies. […]