Report: NWCX Inmate Murdered; TDOC, Local Press Silent

Report:  NWCX Inmate Murdered; TDOC, Local Press Silent

“BEATEN TO DEATH IN HIS CELL” by Sharon Rondeau, h/t MV (Mar. 24, 2019) — An inmate housed at the Northwest Correctional Complex (NWCX) in TiptonVille, TN was found deceased in his cell sometime before March 7, a Pennsylvania newspaper reported on Saturday. The article was published the same day on which The Post & […]

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 […]

TDOC Update: Latest Threat to Inmate Abated

TDOC Update:  Latest Threat to Inmate Abated

GANG MEMBER POSING THREAT RELOCATED DESPITE SPOKESWOMAN’S CLAIM REPORT “FICTITIOUS” by Sharon Rondeau (Nov. 14, 2017) — Late last month, TDOC inmate Grenda Ray Harmer, #88710, reported to The Post & Email and to David Tulis of the “Nooganomics” radio show and website that a member of the Crips gang who entered his cell three […]

Tennessee Legislator to Appear Friday Morning on “Nooganomics” Show

Tennessee Legislator to Appear Friday Morning on “Nooganomics” Show

TOPIC:  TENNESSEE PRISONS by Sharon Rondeau (Nov. 9, 2017) — Following The Post & Email’s appearance on the “Nooganomics” radio show on Thursday, host David Tulis informed us that State Rep. John Ray Clemmons will be in his studio on Friday morning to answer questions about Tennessee’s prison system on the air. Tulis hosts the […]

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 […]

Tennessee Inmate on Hunger Strike Tries to Request Legal Assistance, Sends P&E “What I’ve Not Sent You”

Tennessee Inmate on Hunger Strike Tries to Request Legal Assistance, Sends P&E “What I’ve Not Sent You”

CRITICAL PERIOD APPROACHING; REPORTS “BLACKOUT” FROM DEHYDRATION, LACK OF FOOD by Sharon Rondeau (Jul. 3, 2017) — On Monday, The Post & Email received three letters from TDOC inmate Grenda Harmer, #88710, who has adhered to a hunger strike commencing on June 5 to protest the treatment he reported he received by correction officers upon […]

Why Have Policies if They Are Not Followed?

Why Have Policies if They Are Not Followed?

INMATE’S MEDICATIONS WITHHELD BY PRIVATE PRISON FOR MORE THAN TWO WEEKS by Sharon Rondeau (May 13, 2017) — On April 27, 2017, Tennessee inmate Grenda Harmer was placed in segregation, or solitary confinement, at the South Central Correctional Facility (SCCF) on a “pending investigation” (PI) status. One of the reasons alleged for PI status was […]

SCCF Retaliates Against Whistleblower Inmate by Withholding Necessary Medications, Segregation

SCCF Retaliates Against Whistleblower Inmate by Withholding Necessary Medications, Segregation

“THEY KEPT ME ON A COLD PIECE OF STEEL FREEZING” by Sharon Rondeau (May 2, 2017) — Letters and documents received from a Tennessee inmate on Monday indicate that he is the object of retaliation by correction officers at the South Central Correctional Facility (SCCF) in Clifton, TN. SCCF is one of four privately-operated prisons […]

Report: Disabled Tennessee Inmate Waiting More than Three Years for Prosthetic Limb

Report:  Disabled Tennessee Inmate Waiting More than Three Years for Prosthetic Limb

“I STILL DO NOT HAVE A LEG” by Sharon Rondeau (Jan. 31, 2017) — On Tuesday, The Post & Email received a letter from an inmate at the Northwest Correctional Complex (NWCX) in Tiptonville, TN regarding an unresolved medical issue compounded by a stroke and its aftermath. The inmate is presently confined to a wheelchair.  […]

Tennessee Inmate Alleges Private Prisons “Really Dangerous”

Tennessee Inmate Alleges Private Prisons “Really Dangerous”

“IF YOUR NOT IN A GANG, YOU ARE IN DANGER!!!” by Sharon Rondeau (Jan. 15, 2017) — Like numerous others before him, an inmate relatively new to the Trousdale Turner Correctional Center (TTCC) in Hartsville, TN has told The Post & Email that privately-run prisons in the state are dominated by gang members and highly […]

Report: Trousdale Turner Prison on Lockdown Since Thanksgiving

Report:  Trousdale Turner Prison on Lockdown Since Thanksgiving

“DOES ANYONE CARE?” by Anonymous Relative (Dec. 4, 2016) — [Editor’s Note:  The following was received as a comment on Sunday morning in response to The Post & Email’s June 8, 2016 article titled, “Report: Trousdale Turner Has Incurred Nine Inmate Deaths Since Opening.” The article referred to the Trousdale Turner Correctional Center (TTCC) in […]

Tennessee Prison Now in Federal Sight

Tennessee Prison Now in Federal Sight

BUT WILL ANYTHING BE DONE? by Sharon Rondeau (Oct. 4, 2016) — On Tuesday an individual from the U.S. House of Representatives was reading a story at The Post & Email written in June about the Trousdale Turner Correctional Center (TTCC), a privately-run prison located in Trousdale County, TN. Since early May, The Post & […]

Report Says Gang Members Dictate Conditions at NWCX, Too

Report Says Gang Members Dictate Conditions at NWCX, Too

“THE NORTHWEST PRISON IS RAN BY THE GANGS” by Sharon Rondeau (Sep. 23, 2016) — On Friday morning, The Post & Email published an article containing an email written to Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) Communications Director Neysa Taylor containing recent communiqués from relatives of inmates at the Trousdale Turner Correctional Center (TTCC) in Hartsville […]

How Can So Many Corroborating First-Hand Accounts be “Inaccurate?”

How Can So Many Corroborating First-Hand Accounts be “Inaccurate?”

IS “IMPRESSION” MORE IMPORTANT THAN TRUTH? by Sharon Rondeau (Sep. 20, 2016) — Since the first week of May, The Post & Email has been reporting on what has been described as abnormal and dangerous conditions at the Trousdale Turner Correctional Complex (TTCC) in Hartsville, TN. The new prison opened on January 6 of this […]

Inmate Who Claimed Beating, Shattered Eardrum Relocated

Inmate Who Claimed Beating, Shattered Eardrum Relocated

“THANKING YOU MOST KINDLY” by Sharon Rondeau (Sep. 19, 2016) — In a July 30 article titled, “Can Prison Wardens Be Criminally Charged for Inmate Injuries Occurring Under Their Watch?” The Post & Email published a detailed letter from TDOC inmate Richard Mayers, who had written us three successive letters over a short period of time […]

TTCC Inmate Reports “Crazy” Situation with Medications

TTCC Inmate Reports “Crazy” Situation with Medications

“THESE PEOPLE COULD CARE LESS” by Sharon Rondeau (Sep. 17, 2016) — Since early May, The Post & Email has reported on a myriad of problems at the Trousdale Turner Correctional Center (TTCC) in Hartsville, TN stemming from severe short-staffing and what appears to be lackadaisical and ineffectual management. TTCC is owned and operated by […]

TDOC Spokeswoman: Reports of Dangerous Conditions at CCA-Run Prison “Inaccurate”

TDOC Spokeswoman:  Reports of Dangerous Conditions at CCA-Run Prison “Inaccurate”

WHO IS LYING, AND WHO IS TELLING THE TRUTH?  WHAT IS “GOOD JOURNALISM?” by Sharon Rondeau (Aug. 24, 2016) — On Monday, The Post & Email spoke with Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) spokeswoman Neysa Taylor about the myriad reports from inmates and their relatives describing an understaffed, gang-operated environment at the Trousdale Turner Correctional […]