Tennessee Inmate Reports Assaults While in Protective Custody

Tennessee Inmate Reports Assaults While in Protective Custody

“I DO NOT DESERVE TO BE BEATEN” by Sharon Rondeau (Apr. 29, 2018) — A letter arriving on Friday from an inmate at Tennessee’s Bledsoe County Correctional Complex (BCCX) in Pikeville reported that his placement in the Protective Custody (PC) unit has not shielded him from physical attacks by gang members. In the letter, the […]

Trousdale Problems Continue, Inmates Say

Trousdale Problems Continue, Inmates Say

CONTRABAND, MEDICATIONS OFTEN NOT DISPENSED, DANGEROUS CONDITIONS, DISAPPEARING MAIL by Sharon Rondeau (Nov. 24, 2017) — In a letter postmarked November 17, 2017 and received on Monday, an inmate at the Trousdale Turner Correctional Center (TTCC) in Hartsville, TN reported alleged tampering with his “outgoing legal mail,” a common complaint among the prisoner population at […]

Inmate Report: Hepatitis C Virtually Ignored by Tennessee Department of Correction

Inmate Report:  Hepatitis C Virtually Ignored by Tennessee Department of Correction

“I’VE BEEN DENIED TREATMENT SINCE 2008” by Sharon Rondeau (Nov. 25, 2016) — The letter which follows was received on Monday, November 21. Its author, Omowale A. Shabazz, refers to reportage done by The Tennessean on the growing problem of Hepatitis C within Tennessee’s prison population and two lawsuits Shabazz has filed alleging lack of […]