Tennessee Inmate Alleges Continued Lack of Handicapped Accessibility

Tennessee Inmate Alleges Continued Lack of Handicapped Accessibility

REQUEST TO TRANSFER TO ACCESSIBLE FACILITY REPORTEDLY “REPEATEDLY DENIED” by Sharon Rondeau (Jun. 6, 2019) — Earlier this week The Post & Email received a copy of a letter from Raymond Wright, an inmate at the Northwest Correctional Complex (NWCX) in Tiptonville, TN, who has written to us previously about alleged deficiencies at the facility […]

Tennessee Inmate Claims Discrimination on the Basis of Disability

Tennessee Inmate Claims Discrimination on the Basis of Disability

IS THE TDOC VIOLATING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT? by Sharon Rondeau (Apr. 23, 2019) — A letter received last week from an inmate at the Northwest Correctional Complex (NWCX) in Tiptonville, TN reported, as he did last year, that with the arrival of spring, inmates with disabilities were hoping to be able to recreate […]

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 & […]

In Federal Lawsuit, Tennessee Inmate Claims Fear of Impending “Physical Injury”

In Federal Lawsuit, Tennessee Inmate Claims Fear of Impending “Physical Injury”

“STRIKING ME REPEATEDLY IN THE FACE WITH CLOSED FISTS” by Sharon Rondeau (Mar. 23, 2019) — An inmate at the Northwest Correctional Complex (NWCX) with whom The Post & Email has corresponded intermittently over the last two years has filed a federal civil-rights lawsuit against the Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) and a number of […]

Tennessee Inmate Reports “Beating” by Two Correction Officers

Tennessee Inmate Reports “Beating” by Two Correction Officers

IS THIS “HUMANITY AND KINDNESS”? by Sharon Rondeau (Jan. 25, 2019) — A January 15, 2019 letter from TDOC inmate Omowale A. Shabazz, #244104, aka Fred Dean, who is housed at the Northwest Correctional Complex (NWCX) in Tiptonville, states that not only have conditions “been chaotic” of late, but also that on January 4, he […]

Tennessee: Harmer Reports Prison Educational Fraud

Tennessee:  Harmer Reports Prison Educational Fraud

AND NOT FOR THE FIRST TIME by Sharon Rondeau (Sep. 30, 2018) — In a letter received Thursday, TDOC inmate Grenda Ray Harmer, #88710, wrote to Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam that the “Jobs Coordinator” at Morgan County Correctional Complex (MCCX) “is engaging in fraud.” As evidence, Harmer presented a copy of his GED certificate, earned […]

Horrendous Abuse of Inmate Reported at Tennessee Prison

Horrendous Abuse of Inmate Reported at Tennessee Prison

“WE WILL CALL MEDICAL WHEN YOU BLEED TO DEATH” by Sharon Rondeau (Sep. 18, 2018) — The Post & Email is in receipt of a letter from an inmate at the Northwest Correctional Complex (NWCX) in Tiptonville, TN describing an incident allegedly occurring on September 11, 2018 in which an inmate was allegedly punched in […]

Report: Correction Officer Continues to Threaten, Use Racial Slurs

Report:  Correction Officer Continues to Threaten, Use Racial Slurs

“WE WERE ALL SHOCKED BY IT” by Sharon Rondeau (Sep. 9, 2018) — A letter arriving last week from an inmate at the Northwest Correctional Complex (NWCX) in Tiptonville, TN reinforced other inmates’ reports of an abusive female correction officer who allegedly pits inmates against each other, not only verbally but physically; threatens her colleagues; […]

Inmate Reports Discrimination Against Elderly and Disabled Population

Inmate Reports Discrimination Against Elderly and Disabled Population

“HARASSED ON A DAILY BASIS” by Sharon Rondeau (Aug. 13, 2018) — A letter received Saturday from an inmate at the Northwest Correctional Complex (NWCX) in Tiptonville, TN reports that “elderly and disabled inmates are been discriminated against in the worst way.” [sic] The inmate, who has written to us in the past, explained: This […]

Complaints Continue about Tyrannical Correction Officer

Complaints Continue about Tyrannical Correction Officer

THREATS GO BEYOND VERBAL INTIMIDATION, INMATES AND RELATIVES SAY by Sharon Rondeau (Jul. 24, 2018) — On Monday, two letters arrived from different individuals not heard from before in the matter of a female correction officer at the Northwest Correctional Complex (NWCX) in Tiptonville, TN who reportedly threatens inmates who she perceives have slighted her and […]

Segregation Reported at Tennessee Prison

Segregation Reported at Tennessee Prison

“STATE SPONSORED RACISM” by Sharon Rondeau (Jul. 16, 2018) — A letter received Monday from an inmate at the Northwest Correctional Complex (NWCX) in Tiptonville, TN claims that outright segregation between blacks and whites is practiced in regard to mealtime seating. The inmate, from whom we have heard previously and who we consider to be […]

Does the TDOC Give Correction Officers “Unchecked Power?”

Does the TDOC Give Correction Officers “Unchecked Power?”

“HARASS AND ATTACK” REPORTED AS METHOD USED TO TERRORIZE INMATES by Sharon Rondeau (Jun. 30, 2018) — A letter received Friday amplifies alleged gross misconduct on the part of a female correction officer reported multiple times since April by inmates at the Northwest Correctional Complex (NWCX). Julie Abbott, whose salary is paid by Tennessee taxpayers, […]

Tennessee: Complaint Filed Against Correction Officer Accused of Prisoner Abuse

Tennessee:  Complaint Filed Against Correction Officer Accused of Prisoner Abuse

“DANGEROUS AND VINDICTIVE” by Sharon Rondeau (Jun. 29, 2018) — Earlier this week we received a copy of an inmate’s formal complaint requesting an investigation into the conduct of a female correction officer at the Lake County Annex of the Northwest Correctional Complex (NWCX). The report, we were told, has been sent to Tennessee Department […]

NWCX Second Source: Female Correction Officer Terrorizes Inmates

NWCX Second Source:  Female Correction Officer Terrorizes Inmates

“EVERYBODY KNOWS” by Sharon Rondeau (Jun. 2, 2018) — A communication received on Saturday reiterated the claim of an initial source who told us that a female correction officer at the Northwest Correctional Complex (NWCX) in Tiptonville, TN is literally terrorizing inmates as well as following through on those threats. We are not publishing the […]

New Prison Term: “B and B”

New Prison Term:  “B and B”

CONTRABAND REPORTEDLY SUPPLIED BY CORRECTION OFFICER WITH IMPUNITY by Sharon Rondeau (May 28, 2018) — Late last week a letter arrived from a source at the Northwest Correctional Complex (NWCX) in Tiptonville, TN describing a process with which this writer was not acquainted:  “B and B.” The source described the term as “when an officer […]

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