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 Spokeswoman Says Inmate’s Letters “Fictitious”

TDOC Spokeswoman Says Inmate’s Letters “Fictitious”

BASED ON WHAT EVIDENCE? by Sharon Rondeau (Sep. 16, 2017) — Over the last two months, editor of Nooganomics David Tulis has received a number of letters from Tennessee inmate Grenda Harmer, #88710, a prolific writer and documentarian who has relentlessly pursued the exposure of corruption within the Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC). Harmer is […]

One Stoplight Away from Bleeding Out (RR)

One Stoplight Away from Bleeding Out (RR)

“A LIFE WAS SAVED” by OPOVV, ©2017 (Jun. 11, 2017) — “Good evening, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to ‘Pulse of the Nation.’ Plan ‘A’ is to set up shop here at the VA parking lot and interview patients coming and going. Not much going on at the moment, but wait! Here comes a vehicle, […]

Inmate Letters Continue to Contradict Private Prison Company’s Claim of Safety, Efficiency

Inmate Letters Continue to Contradict Private Prison Company’s Claim of Safety, Efficiency

“WE HAD A STABBING DURING LUNCH…” by Sharon Rondeau (Jan. 25, 2017) — On Sunday, the Knoxville News Sentinel published a guest editorial by Harley Lappin, Chief Corrections Officer and Executive Vice President of CoreCivic, a private prison operator based in Nashville. In his column, Lappin defended the company’s record of reportedly lowering costs and […]

Prison Spokeswoman Contacted on Allegations of Lack of Medical Care, Uncontrolled Gang Activity

Prison Spokeswoman Contacted on Allegations of Lack of Medical Care, Uncontrolled Gang Activity

IN ATTEMPT TO PRESENT “BOTH SIDES OF THE STORY” by Sharon Rondeau (Dec. 30, 2016) — On Friday morning at 11:18 AM EST, The Post & Email sent the following message to Tennessee Department of Correction Communications Director Neysa Taylor: DOCUMENTATION – MEDICAL CONCERNS/ALLEGED DEFICIENCIES/GANGS Hello, Ms. Taylor, in the past you have requested documentation […]

TTCC Inmates Continue to Report Dangerous Conditions with Gang Members, No Employment, Limited Access to Law Library

TTCC Inmates Continue to Report Dangerous Conditions with Gang Members, No Employment, Limited Access to Law Library

“SOMETIMES THEY HAVE KNIVES + SOMETIMES THEY DON’T” by Sharon Rondeau (Jul. 23, 2016) — On Friday, The Post & Email received a number of letters from inmates at the Trousdale Turner Correctional Center (TTCC), about which we have reported extensively since early May. TTCC is located in Trousdale County, TN, and was considered an […]

When Will Africa Get Healthy and Prosperous?

When Will Africa Get Healthy and Prosperous?

WHEN WILL ITS LEADERS FOCUS ON VITAL ISSUES AFFECTING ITS PEOPLE, INSTEAD OF LINING THEIR POCKETS? by Steven Lyazi, ©2016 (Jul. 14, 2016) — Africa is still battling “transitional periods,” from slavery and colonialism, to neocolonialism and eco-imperialism. Its wars, diseases and suffering will never end until we stop having greedy leaders who only care about […]

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 […]

Prison Inmate Accuses Staff of Attempted Murder

Prison Inmate Accuses Staff of Attempted Murder

FROM ALLEGED WITHHOLDING OF MEDICAL CARE by Jeffery Douglas, TDOC #467106, ©2015 (Dec. 9, 20015) — [Editor’s Note:  The following sworn affidavit was received on Monday, December 7, 2015 from the inmate noted above, who is housed at the Northwest Correctional Complex (NWCX) in Tiptonville, TN. In September, Mr. Douglas reported that he was not […]

Good News on TDOC Inmate Timothy Aaron Baxter, Surgery Completed

Good News on TDOC Inmate Timothy Aaron Baxter, Surgery Completed

MEDICAL CARE REPORTEDLY VERY DIFFICULT TO OBTAIN; INMATES CHARGED FOR SICK CALLS AND SERVICES by Sharon Rondeau (Oct. 13, 2015) — The Post & Email has been informed by Linda Riddle, mother of Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) Timothy Aaron Baxter, that her son has undergone necessary surgery on his jaw which had caused a […]

TDOC Communications Director Promises to Relay Fitzpatrick Medical Request to Appropriate Staff

TDOC Communications Director Promises to Relay Fitzpatrick Medical Request to Appropriate Staff

WILL THEY GET THE MESSAGE? by Sharon Rondeau (Jun. 5, 2015) — At 4:00 p.m. EDT on Friday, The Post & Email contacted the Tennessee Department of Corrections (TDOC) Commissioner’s office at (615) 253-8200 and spoke with Communications Director Neysa Taylor regarding a request for medical and dental attention received from CDR Walter Francis Fitzpatrick, […]

Putting the Emphasis On America’s Good Side

Putting the Emphasis On America’s Good Side

“IN DEFENSE OF RURAL AMERICA” by Ron Ewart, ©2014, President, NARLO (Oct. 4, 2014) — “In spite of all of our individual and collective faults, there is a ‘great good’ that exists in a very large number of us.  That good is personified in a wide range of human traits and behavior including private and […]

When the Government Turns its Back

When the Government Turns its Back

WHOSE JOB IS IT TO HOLD THE VETERANS ADMIN ACCOUNTABLE? by OPOVV, ©2014 (May 22, 2014) — I’ve been going to the VA for over 40 years. I’ve always been treated fairly and been completely satisfied with my care unti Obama became the de facto Chief-Clown-Major-Embarrassment president. I’ve been treated for everything from broken bones to things that […]

Affidavit Re: Incarceration of Walter Francis Fitzpatrick, III

HORRIFIC CONDITIONS REPORTED AND OBSERVED by M. J. Blanchard (Oct. 31, 2011) — The following information was taken from notes entered on an ACLU supermax check list and a recording made immediately after an interview was conducted of Walter Fitzpatrick III on October 30, 2011 at ~ 0900 hours.  The interview took place during visiting […]