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 & […]

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, […]

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 […]

TTCC Inmate Reports Attack Plot Allegedly Sanctioned by “Unit Manager”

TTCC Inmate Reports Attack Plot Allegedly Sanctioned by “Unit Manager”

ARE THERE CORRECTION OFFICERS WHO ARE CRIMINALS? by Sharon Rondeau (Jan. 30, 2017) — On Saturday, The Post & Email received a one-page letter from an inmate at the Trousdale Turner Correctional Center (TTCC), about which we have written extensively over the last nine months. Although open for only 13 months, the institution has reportedly […]

Report: Gang Members “Jumped,” Beat Inmate to Steal New Pair of Shoes

Report:  Gang Members “Jumped,” Beat Inmate to Steal New Pair of Shoes

TENNESSEE’S PRISON GULAG by Sharon Rondeau (Sep. 3, 2016) — A family of an inmate housed at the Trousdale Turner Correctional Center (TTCC) in Hartsville, TN in for The Post Email on Saturday night that following the listing of a five-day lockdown, “they were taken off  this am. Then 2 hours later 6 gang members […]

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 […]

The New York Times, AP Report Understaffing, Cessation of New Prisoner Arrivals at Trousdale County, TN CCA Facility

The New York Times, AP Report Understaffing, Cessation of New Prisoner Arrivals at Trousdale County, TN CCA Facility

INMATE, VISITOR REPORTS TO THE POST & EMAIL CORROBORATED BY NATIONAL NEWS OUTLET by Sharon Rondeau (May 25, 2016) — An article written by the Associated Press published in The New York Times on Tuesday afternoon corroborates the accounts of a number of inmates’ relatives as well as an inmate concerning short-staffing at the Trousdale […]

NWCX Inmate Reports High Degree of Danger, “No Curriculum” for Federally-Funded Vocational Programs

NWCX Inmate Reports High Degree of Danger, “No Curriculum” for Federally-Funded Vocational Programs

“THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NO STRUCTURE” by Sharon Rondeau (Jan. 16, 2016) — [Editor’s Note:  The following letter was received from John Brewer, TDOC inmate #320298, on Friday.  His reference to a “friend” is to Kevin Billioups, whose letter regarding a July 24, 2015 gang uprising at NWCX, reported dietary reductions, charges for sick calls and […]

Tennessee Inmate Cites Loss of Life, Suffering Resulting from Uncontrolled Prison Gangs

Tennessee Inmate Cites Loss of Life, Suffering Resulting from Uncontrolled Prison Gangs

“THE OUTCRY IS VERY REAL” by Sharon Rondeau (Aug. 26, 2015) — A Tennessee legislative subcommittee will meet on Thursday at 10:00 a.m. CDT at the Capitol, Legislative Plaza, Nashville to discuss complaints from corrections officers stemming from a scheduling change which took effect last year blamed for poor morale, a significant number of resignations, […]

TDOC Inmate Provides Documentation of Hospitalizations from Recent Gang Violence Indicated as “Illness”

TDOC Inmate Provides Documentation of Hospitalizations from Recent Gang Violence Indicated as “Illness”

CORRECTIONS OFFICERS FACE SEVERE FATIGUE, STRESS, UNDERSTAFFING AND DANGEROUS CONDITIONS by Sharon Rondeau (Aug. 19, 2015) — Over the last several weeks, The Post & Email has received several letters from Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) inmate Bryant K. Lewis describing horrendous working conditions within the Northwest Correctional Complex (NWCX) located in Tiptonville. On July […]

Report: Seriously-Ill TDOC Inmate “About to Give Up”

Report:  Seriously-Ill TDOC Inmate “About to Give Up”

“I’M TIRED OF HURTING” by Sharon Rondeau (Aug. 3, 2015) — On Monday morning, The Post & Email received a copy of a letter written by Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) inmate Timothy Aaron Baxter to his father, Lee, from the Northwest Correctional Complex (NWCX) in Tiptonville. On July 24, NWCX was the scene of […]