Harmer: Gang Members Populating Protective-Custody Area

Harmer:  Gang Members Populating Protective-Custody Area

ALONG WITH REPORTED PERSONAL THREAT by Sharon Rondeau (Feb. 22, 2019) — A copy of a memo received on Friday from TDOC inmate Grenda Ray Harmer reports that “a large number of gang members are now in Unit #1,” the Protective Custody (PC) unit of the Morgan County Correctional Complex (MCCX) in Wartburg, TN. The […]

Report: Gang Member Assaults Disabled Inmate in Protective Custody

Report: Gang Member Assaults Disabled Inmate in Protective Custody

“I HATE PEOPLE WHO PREY ON THE HANDICAP” by Sharon Rondeau (Aug. 2, 2018) — A letter received on Thursday from Morgan County Correctional Complex (MCCX) inmate Grenda Ray Harmer reported that a Corporal Chad Wagner “is being soft towards gang members” based on an alleged assault by a gang member against an older disabled […]

Tennessee Inmate Reports Facial Disfigurement, Denial of Emergency Surgery Following “Brutal” Attack

Tennessee Inmate Reports Facial Disfigurement, Denial of Emergency Surgery Following “Brutal” Attack

“THE NEW PRISON DOCTOR IS APPALLED BY MY CONDITION” by Sharon Rondeau (Jun. 27, 2018) — On Wednesday, The Post & Email received a letter from an inmate at the Turney Center Industrial Complex (TCIX) in Only, TN describing a horrific attack resulting in life-altering facial and dental injuries which he claimed went untreated. Further, […]

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 […]

MCCX Inmate Reports Threat of Extortion Extending to Outside Relative

MCCX Inmate Reports Threat of Extortion Extending to Outside Relative

“THIS IS WHY I’M ON P.C. STATUS” by Sharon Rondeau (May 16, 2018) — A copy of a memo received by this publication on Tuesday states that an inmate at the Morgan County Correctional Complex (MCCX) is being extorted for money and threatened with physical harm as a result of his cousin, also an inmate […]

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 […]

TDOC Inmate Grenda Harmer in Maximum Security After Confrontation with Gang Member

TDOC Inmate Grenda Harmer in Maximum Security After Confrontation with Gang Member

“I BELIEVE STAFF ORCHESTRATED IT” by Sharon Rondeau (Aug. 22, 2017) — On July 5, MCCX inmate Grenda Ray Harmer was found unresponsive in his cell after approximately 32 days on a hunger strike, as The Post & Email reported throughout the month of June. Harmer remained overnight in the prison as medical staff attempted […]

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, […]

Was an Attack on Tennessee Correction Officers Truly “Unprovoked?”

Was an Attack on Tennessee Correction Officers Truly “Unprovoked?”

REPORT:  INMATES DENIED MEDICATIONS FOR THREE DAYS PRIOR TO INCIDENT by Sharon Rondeau (Apr. 17, 2017) — On April 8, 2017, three correction officers were injured at the Turney Center Industrial Complex (TCIX) in Only, TN allegedly by 16 inmates with possible “security threat group,” or gang, affiliations. One of the officers was reportedly taken […]

If the FBI Can Investigate Prison Crimes in Mississippi and Georgia, Why Not Tennessee?

If the FBI Can Investigate Prison Crimes in Mississippi and Georgia, Why Not Tennessee?

“EQUAL PROTECTION OF THE LAWS,” OR JUST IN SOME PLACES? by Sharon Rondeau (Feb. 5, 2017) — An announcement dated February 2 at the website of the U.S. Department of Justice states that two Mississippi correction officers pleaded guilty in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi to using excessive force against […]

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 […]

Inmate Provides List of Lockdowns since August at Trousdale Prison

Inmate Provides List of Lockdowns since August at Trousdale Prison

THEORY:  PRIVATE PRISON OPERATOR “SAVING MONEY” FROM SEVERE SHORT-STAFFING by Sharon Rondeau (Jan. 4, 2017) — A letter from an inmate at the Trousdale Turner Correctional Center (TTCC) in Hartsville, TN which arrived on Wednesday contains a lengthy list of reported “lockdowns” of the facility encompaasing inmates’ seclusion in their cells for 23 hours each […]

Prison Spokeswoman Contacted on Allegations of Lack of Medical Care, Uncontrolled Gang Activity

Prison Spokeswoman Contacted on Allegations of Lack of Medical Care, Uncontrolled Gang Activity

IN ATTEMPT TO PRESENT “BOTH SIDES OF THE STORY” by Sharon Rondeau (Dec. 30, 2016) — On Friday morning at 11:18 AM EST, The Post & Email sent the following message to Tennessee Department of Correction Communications Director Neysa Taylor: DOCUMENTATION – MEDICAL CONCERNS/ALLEGED DEFICIENCIES/GANGS Hello, Ms. Taylor, in the past you have requested documentation […]

TTCC Inmate Writes Scathing Letter to Tennessee Governor over Lack of Prison Security, “Gang-Bangers”

TTCC Inmate Writes Scathing Letter to Tennessee Governor over Lack of Prison Security, “Gang-Bangers”

CLAIMS CORRECTION OFFICERS “AFRAID OF THE GANG MEMBERS” by Sharon Rondeau (Dec. 28, 2016) — The following copy of a letter directed to Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam was received by The Post & Email on Wednesday from Trousdale Turner Correctional Center (TTCC) inmate Grenda Harmer and corroborates numerous other inmates’ accounts of gang members which […]

Inmate Relative: “This Prison is a Zoo”

Inmate Relative:  “This Prison is a Zoo”

“THE WORST PRISON THEY’VE EVER BEEN TO” by Anonymous Family Member of TTCC Inmate (Sep. 28, 2016) — [Editor’s Note:  The following post was submitted in the form of two comments from a reader whose relative is incarcerated at the Trousdale Turner Correctional Center (TTCC) in Trousdale County, TN, a prison about which The Post […]

TTCC Conditions Horrific, Say Inmate Relatives

TTCC Conditions Horrific, Say Inmate Relatives

“HARTSVILLE PRISON CONTINUES TO TREAT HUMANS WORSE THAN ANIMALS” by Sharon Rondeau (Sep. 23, 2016) — On Friday at 9:56 AM EDT, the following message was sent to Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) Communications Director Neysa Taylor: Good morning, Ms. Taylor, I know last month you claimed that the dozens of reports I have received […]