Report: Connecticut Inmates Receiving Insufficient Medical, Mental Health Care

Report:  Connecticut Inmates Receiving Insufficient Medical, Mental Health Care

CAN THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS DO BETTER THAN UCONN? by Sharon Rondeau (Jul. 27, 2018) — The Hartford Courant reported Friday that medical care provided by the Connecticut Department of Correction (DOC) is under scrutiny by state legislators amid a growing number of wrongful-death lawsuits. A suit filed in federal court on Thursday alleges that […]

Inmate Reports No Running Water Beginning September 14 in Tennessee Prison

Inmate Reports No Running Water Beginning September 14 in Tennessee Prison

ALLEGES CRIMES COMMITTED BY PRISON OFFICIALS by Sharon Rondeau (Sep. 25, 2017) — On Monday The Post & Email received a letter from an inmate at the South Central Correctional Facility (SCCF) in Clifton, TN stating that the prison “has been on lockdown since Thursday without running water or water for drinking, no air conditioning, […]

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 […]

Inmate Report: “Locked Down and Doing Time with Bed-Bugs”

Inmate Report:  “Locked Down and Doing Time with Bed-Bugs”

“SQUALID DEHUMANIZING CONDITIONS” by Sharon Rondeau (Sep. 13, 2017) — In a letter received on Monday, an inmate at the South Central Correctional Facility (SCCF) in Clifton, TN reiterated a recent complaint made to WSMV Channel 4 in Nashville that there is a “bedbug infestation” at the facility. SCCF is owned and operated by CoreCivic, […]

Report: Inmate “High on Meth” Attacks Correction Officer at Tennessee Prison

Report:  Inmate “High on Meth” Attacks Correction Officer at Tennessee Prison

SPOKESMAN SAYS “SAFETY AND SECURITY” “TAKEN VERY SERIOUSLY” DESPITE MULTIPLE STAFF AND INMATE ASSAULTS by Sharon Rondeau (Sep. 12, 2017) — WSMV Channel 4 in Nashville reported on Friday another assault on a correction officer at the Trousdale Turner Correctional Center (TTCC) in Hartsville, TN. The assault is the second of which The Post & […]

Gang Activity, Staff Misconduct and Retaliation Reportedly Continue at TTCC

Gang Activity, Staff Misconduct and Retaliation Reportedly Continue at TTCC

“ALL OF THEM HAD BUTCHERS (KNIFES)” by Sharon Rondeau (Sep. 2, 2017) — The Post & Email has received another report from an inmate at the Trousdale Turner Correctional Complex (TTCC) in Hartsville, TN of warden and staff misconduct, a knife fight among five other inmates, inadequate hygiene supplies, and alleged coercion on the part […]

MCCX Inmate Names Names in Gang-Member Confrontation

MCCX Inmate Names Names in Gang-Member Confrontation

“DEAR COMMISSIONER PARKER…” by Sharon Rondeau (Aug. 28, 2017) — The following copy of a letter addressed to Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) Commissioner Tony Parker was received by this writer on Monday and provides full details about a confrontation at the Morgan County Correctional Complex (MCCX) in Wartburg, TN on July 28, 2017 between […]

Tennessee Inmate Reports Food Rations Cut in Half, Impending Lawsuit

Tennessee Inmate Reports Food Rations Cut in Half, Impending Lawsuit

DESPITE NO LIBRARY ACCESS by Sharon Rondeau (Aug. 27, 2017) — In a letter received on Thursday, Tennessee inmate Grenda Harmer reported from protective custody (PC) that prisoners in that section of the Morgan County Correctional Complex (MCCX) are provided meals containing half the amount of food received by those in the general population. “PC” […]

Inmate Provides Reasons for Hunger Strike 32 Days On

Inmate Provides Reasons for Hunger Strike 32 Days On

“LET’S PRAY THIS ENDS WELL FOR ME” by Sharon Rondeau (Jul. 7, 2017) — In a bulky envelope received on Monday, Tennessee inmate Grenda Ray Harmer, #88710, enclosed a copy of a June 29 letter written to Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) Commissioner Tony Parker enumerating 11 reasons for his having launched a hunger strike […]

Reprise: CoreCivic Pays Inmate for “Ghost Job”

Reprise:  CoreCivic Pays Inmate for “Ghost Job”

“LET’S SEE HOW THEY EXPLAIN THIS ONE” by Sharon Rondeau (Jul. 6, 2017) — On Thursday, as also occurred on Monday, The Post & Email received three separate envelopes from TDOC inmate Grenda Ray Harmer, #88710, who has been on a hunger strike since the early afternoon of June 5. As Harmer stated in correspondence […]

It is Up to the TDOC Whether an Inmate Lives or Dies

It is Up to the TDOC Whether an Inmate Lives or Dies

“IF I MAKE IT THROUGH THIS HUNGER STRIKE…” by Sharon Rondeau (Jul. 1, 2017) — On Saturday, The Post & Email received a letter, now few and far between, from Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) inmate Grenda Ray Harmer, #88710, who launched a hunger strike on June 5. Harmer said his protest stemmed from poor […]

How Long Can a Hunger Strike Last?

How Long Can a Hunger Strike Last?

“I’M VERY WEAK AND WOULD LIKE TO EAT” by Sharon Rondeau (Jun. 26, 2017) — After more than two weeks, on Monday The Post & Email received a letter from Tennessee inmate Grenda Harmer, #88710, who began a hunger strike on June 5 at the Morgan County Correctional Complex (MCCX). Harmer’s situation was discussed on […]

Report: Tennessee Inmate on Hunger Strike After Relocation, Destruction of Property

Report:  Tennessee Inmate on Hunger Strike After Relocation, Destruction of Property

“YOU WON’T BE NEEDING THIS” by Sharon Rondeau (Jun. 12, 2017) — On Monday, after receiving a well-sourced report that Tennessee state inmate Grenda Harmer had been relocated from the South Central Correctional Facility (SCCF) to the Morgan County Correctional Complex (MCCX) on June 3, we received a letter from Harmer detailing confiscation of his […]

Inmates Sign Petition to Prison Authorities, Inmate Council to Address Grievances

Inmates Sign Petition to Prison Authorities, Inmate Council to Address Grievances

“MANY GRIEVANCES ARE ACTUALLY ‘LOST’ OR THROWN AWAY” by Sharon Rondeau (Jun. 4, 2017) — On May 27, The Post & Email received a mailing in a large envelope from an inmate at the Turney Center Industrial Complex (TCIX) in Only, TN containing a petition signed by a significant number of inmates protesting prison conditions. […]

Inmate Letter: “I Cut a Main Artery in My Arm”

Inmate Letter:  “I Cut a Main Artery in My Arm”

REPORTS “NO RECORD OF THE INCIDENT” by Sharon Rondeau (May 26, 2017) — On Friday, The Post & Email received a letter from an inmate at the Trousdale Turner Correctional Center (TTCC) in Hartsville, TN detailing a mental-health condition which led him to reportedly attempt suicide. The inmate is the second from the Hartsville facility, […]

Report: Medications Restored to SCCF Inmate…

Report:  Medications Restored to SCCF Inmate…

FOR THE SECOND TIME by Sharon Rondeau (May 18, 2017) — In a letter received on Thursday, Tennessee state inmate Grenda Harmer reported that beginning on Sunday afternoon, three prescription medications which were inexplicably discontinued approximately three weeks ago were dispensed. Shortly after arriving at SCCF from another CoreCivic-operated institution on April 5, Harmer reported […]

Report: Mixing Gang Members with Lower-Risk Inmates a Bad Combination

Report:  Mixing Gang Members with Lower-Risk Inmates a Bad Combination

“A PERFECT FORMULA FOR THE COMBUSTIBLE SITUATION” by Sharon Rondeau (May 11, 2017) — On April 10, a “disturbance” was reported by the Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) in which three correction officers at the Turney Center Industrial Complex (TCIX) in Only, TN were injured and subsequently hospitalized. The incident occurred on Sunday, April 9, […]

Inmate Asks Prison Commissioner to Uphold Medical Care Contract

Inmate Asks Prison Commissioner to Uphold Medical Care Contract

IN PRIVATELY-OWNED PRISONS by Sharon Rondeau (May 4, 2017) — On a myriad of occasions, The Post & Email has reported that inmates and their relatives have related over the past year that medical care at the Trousdale Turner Correctional Center (TTCC) in Hartsville, TN is substandard and that specifically, prescription medications are not dispensed […]

Former Tennessee Prison Oversight Committee Reported “High Degree of Violence”

Former Tennessee Prison Oversight Committee Reported “High Degree of Violence”

AT PRIVATELY-RUN PRISON by Sharon Rondeau (May 2, 2017) — A 2008 “Special Report” filed with the Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury, Division of State Audit conceded that there existed “a history of a high level of violence” at a privately-run facility. The prison identified was the South Central Correctional Facility (SCCF) in Clifton, one […]