Tennessee Inmate Reports Corroborate Each Other

Tennessee Inmate Reports Corroborate Each Other

“LOCKDOWN” CAUSED BY LACK OF STAFF, INMATE VIOLENCE by Sharon Rondeau (Jun. 4, 2016) — On Saturday, The Post & Email received two letters from different Tennessee prison inmates describing a lack of security at the Trousdale Turner Correctional Center (TTCC) in Hartsville, TN resulting from the arrival of gang members and other violent prisoners […]

TDOC Commissioner Derrick Schofield Has Resigned

TDOC Commissioner Derrick Schofield Has Resigned

WILL BECOME “VP” WITH “WORLDWIDE” LEADER IN PRISON ADMINISTRATION by Sharon Rondeau (Jun. 1, 2016) — The embattled commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC), Derrick Schofield, has tendered his resignation, according to WSMV, Channel 4 in Nashville, to take an executive position in a “worldwide” correctional company. Schofield was hired in 2011 by […]

Inmate Reports Substandard Security, Communications Systems at NWCX

Inmate Reports Substandard Security, Communications Systems at NWCX

“NON-OPERATIONAL” by Anonymous Inmate, Northwest Correctional Complex (NWCX) (May 26, 2016) — [Editor’s Note:  On Thursday, the following letter was received from an inmate at the Northwest Correctional Complex (NWCX) in Tiptonville, TN, a facility about which The Post & Email has reported extensively beginning last year when Walter Francis Fitzpatrick, III reported a “prisoners-for-profit” […]

Tennessee Prison Confirms Walter Fitzpatrick “Still Here”

Tennessee Prison Confirms Walter Fitzpatrick “Still Here”

HEALTH AND WELFARE UNKNOWN by Sharon Rondeau (May 25, 2016) — Following approximately six weeks of silence from Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) inmate Walter Francis Fitzpatrick, III, The Post & Email contacted the West Tennessee State Penitentiary (WTSP) on Wednesday afternoon to inquire into his well-being. We were able to reach a female correction […]

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 […]

Report: Correction System “in the Business of Holding People”

Report:  Correction System “in the Business of Holding People”

“THEY GET KICKBACKS ON EVERYTHING THAT THEY DO” by Sharon Rondeau (Apr. 30, 2016) — In a recent telephone conversation with a Tennessee state prison inmate, The Post & Email was told that the Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC), enabled by the state Board of Parole, is “in the business of holding people” for as […]

Tennessee Inmate Reports Inmates Barred From Attending Religious Meal

Tennessee Inmate Reports Inmates Barred From Attending Religious Meal

“STOPPED BY ARMED OFFICERS WITH GUNS” by Jerome Johnson, TDOC #150724 (Apr. 23, 2016) — [Editor’s Note:  The following report was received by The Post & Email on Friday as an enclosure to a letter written by Northwest Correctional Complex (NWCX) inmate Jerome L. Johnson.] The Post & Email is withholding the names of the […]

Fitzpatrick Case to be Appealed to U.S. Supreme Court

Fitzpatrick Case to be Appealed to U.S. Supreme Court

AFTER TENNESSEE HIGH COURT REFUSES TO HEAR APPEAL by Sharon Rondeau (Mar. 17, 2016) — On November 4, 2015, Atty. Van Irion filed an Application for Permission to Appeal to the Tennessee Supreme Court from the Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals on behalf of Walter Francis Fitzpatrick, III, who was incarcerated on August 19, 2014 […]

Walter Fitzpatrick Relocated

Walter Fitzpatrick Relocated

ARE NEW SURROUNDINGS MORE DANGEROUS THAN BEFORE? by Sharon Rondeau (Mar. 11, 2016) — By means of a letter received on Friday, The Post & Email learned that Tennessee inmate #540003, Walter Francis Fitzpatrick, III, was relocated to the West Tennessee State Penitentiary (WTSP), colloquially known as “West High,” on March 1. While we know […]

Tennessee Taxpayers: This is What You Are Paying For

Tennessee Taxpayers:  This is What You Are Paying For

WHEN WILL THE BEATINGS STOP? by Sharon Rondeau (Mar. 7, 2016) — The inmate who wrote the following letter, which was received on Monday and describes unwarranted beatings of inmates by correction officers reported previously that he was the victim of a beating at the Northwest Correctional Complex (NWCX), after which he was reclassified and […]

Inmate’s Story Echoes Those of Prison Abuse, Fraud, “Cover-Ups”

Inmate’s Story Echoes Those of Prison Abuse, Fraud, “Cover-Ups”

“NO PERSON IS SAFE” by Anonymous Inmate, NWCX, Tiptonville, TN (Mar. 5, 2016) — The letter below was received by The Post & Email on Friday, March 4 and corroborates the numerous reports received over the last year from other inmates describing prisoners-for-profit schemes and other abuses at NWCX, a Tennessee state prison located in […]

Report: Female Prison Correction Officer Assaulted by Gang Member at NWCX

Report:  Female Prison Correction Officer Assaulted by Gang Member at NWCX

NON-DELIVERY OF DRUGS SAID TO BE CATALYST by Sharon Rondeau (Feb. 27, 2016) — Over the past nine months, The Post & Email has received a plethora of reports from inmates at the Northwest Correctional Complex (NWCX) in Tiptonville, TN of gang violence, correction officer and inmate injuries, physical abuse of inmates by correction officers, […]

Report: NWCX Gang Member Stabbed After Property Theft

Report:  NWCX Gang Member Stabbed After Property Theft

DANGEROUS TENNESSEE PRISON CLASSIFIES GANG MEMBERS AS “MEDIUM SECURITY“ by Sharon Rondeau (Feb. 23, 2016) — A letter received on Monday from an inmate at the Northwest Correctional Complex (NWCX) in Tiptonville, TN reports that the stabbing of an inmate on February 9 triggered a three-day “lockdown” of Site 1, which houses the most dangerous […]

TDOC Inmate Jerome Johnson Continues to Fight “Institutional Corruption”

TDOC Inmate Jerome Johnson Continues to Fight “Institutional Corruption”

“THE SECRET TO MY MOVE IS RETALIATION” by Jerome L. Johnson, TDOC Inmate #150724 (Feb. 15, 2016) — [Editor’s Note:  In December, Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) inmate Jerome L. Johnson was inexplicably moved, against prison regulations necessitating a justified change in classification, to Site 1, the most dangerous part of the Northwest Correctional Complex […]

Can There Be an “Operation Ghost Guard” in Tennessee?

Can There Be an “Operation Ghost Guard” in Tennessee?

INDICTMENTS ISSUED FOR GEORGIA PRISON CORRUPTION by Sharon Rondeau (Feb. 12, 2016) — On Thursday, the FBI reported that it had “uncovered extensive crimes carried out by inmates with the help of corrupt guards” in 11 of Georgia’s 35 state prisons, resulting in the indictments of more than three dozen individuals, including corrections officers. The […]

Report: Potentially-Infectious Inmate Placed in General Population

Report:  Potentially-Infectious Inmate Placed in General Population

WITH INMATE ASSIGNED TO DAILY KITCHEN DUTY by LCDR Walter Francis Fitzpatrick, III (Ret.), TDOC Inmate #540003 (Feb. 10, 2016) — [Editor’s Note: The following was received by The Post & Email on Tuesday, February 9, 2016, the unredacted original of which was scanned and sent via email to Tennessee Department of Corrections (TDOC) Communications […]

Why Does Walter Fitzpatrick Have “Wounds?”

Why Does Walter Fitzpatrick Have “Wounds?”

“BLOOD, INFECTED SORES” by Sharon Rondeau (Feb. 8, 2016) — Several weeks ago, The Post & Email received two letters from Walter Francis Fitzpatrick, III, who is an inmate at the Northwest Correctional Complex (NWCX) in Tiptonville, TN. Fitzpatrick is serving a three-year sentence for “aggravated perjury” and “extortion” after attempting to inform the McMinn […]