Inmate Speaks Out on Mental Illness and Incarceration

Inmate Speaks Out on Mental Illness and Incarceration

“PEOPLE HAVE NO IDEA WHAT ITS LIKE” by Michael Haycraft, TDOC #277811 (Aug. 21, 2018) — [Editor’s Note: Previously this publication has reported about the above-named inmate through his wife, Beth Haycraft.  A former Virginia correction officer herself, Mrs. Haycraft runs a ministry aimed at helping others whose mentally-ill relatives are incarcerated. She has been […]

Wife of Mentally-Ill Inmate Issues Video Update

Wife of Mentally-Ill Inmate Issues Video Update

“NO ONE IS HOLDING THEM ACCOUNTABLE” by Sharon Rondeau (Jul. 9, 2018) — Beth Haycraft, wife of TDOC inmate Michael Haycraft, on Monday produced a 21-minute video about her husband’s present situation at the Turney Center Industrial Complex (TCIX) in Only, TN which she had previously reported as precarious because of his placement in a […]

Wife of Mentally-Ill Tennessee Inmate Produces Video on Alleged Prison Abuses

Wife of Mentally-Ill Tennessee Inmate Produces Video on Alleged Prison Abuses

INMATE:  “YOU NAME IT, THEY’RE VIOLATING IT” by Sharon Rondeau (Jun. 19, 2018) — Beth Haycraft, wife of TDOC inmate Michael Wayne Haycraft, #277811, has produced a video containing her husband’s explanation, in his own words, of his current situation at the Turney Center Industrial Complex (TCIX) located in Only, TN. Haycraft was relocated shortly […]

Wife of Mentally-Ill Inmate Addresses Tennessee Board of Parole

Wife of Mentally-Ill Inmate Addresses Tennessee Board of Parole

“YOU HAVE SET HIM UP TO FAIL” by Sharon Rondeau (Jun. 9, 2018) — Virginia resident Beth Haycraft, whose husband Michael is incarcerated by the Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC), wrote the following letter dated June 4, 2018 to the Tennessee Board of Parole, which denied her husband parole on April 10. According to his […]

Report: Mentally-Ill Inmate Handcuffed So Tightly During Transport His Hands Swell Up

Report:  Mentally-Ill Inmate Handcuffed So Tightly During Transport His Hands Swell Up

“UNCALLED FOR” by Sharon Rondeau (Apr. 15, 2018) — As was expected late last week, TDOC inmate Michael Wayne Haycraft, #277811, was relocated from the Morgan County Correctional Complex (MCCX) to the Turney Center Industrial Complex (TCIX) on Friday evening. According to his wife, Beth Haycraft, Mr. Haycraft suffers from three specific mental illnesses which […]

Report: Inmate Michael Haycraft to be Relocated Friday

Report:  Inmate Michael Haycraft to be Relocated Friday

“GOD IS STILL GOD” by Sharon Rondeau (Apr. 13, 2018) — At 6:15 a.m. EDT on Friday, the wife of mentally-ill TDOC inmate Michael Haycraft, #277811, received a phone call from her husband reporting that he is being relocated today, likely to the Turney Center Industrial Complex (TCIX), after six months in protective custody (PC) […]

Are Prisons the Right Place for Mental Health Patients?

Are Prisons the Right Place for Mental Health Patients?

IF NOT, ARE THERE ALTERNATIVES? by Sharon Rondeau (Mar. 15, 2018) — An inmate at the Morgan County Correctional Complex (MCCX) who was anticipating a positive parole hearing next month is now in protective custody with a disciplinary write-up and untreated mental health issues, according to his wife and power of attorney. Michael Haycraft, TDOC […]