Harmer Claims Law Violated due to Lack of “Reentry Services”

Harmer Claims Law Violated due to Lack of “Reentry Services”

“I’VE BEEN INCARCERATED FOR OVER 47 YEARS” by Sharon Rondeau (Feb. 28, 2019) — As was reported last week by this writer on “Nooganomics” hosted by David Tulis, longtime TDOC inmate Grenda Ray Harmer continues to request “transition,” or “reentry,” services based on the anticipated conclusion of his most recent 25-year sentence approximately one year […]

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 […]

Within One Year of Release, Harmer Requests Transition Services

Within One Year of Release, Harmer Requests Transition Services

“I WANT TO STAY ALIVE” by Sharon Rondeau (Feb. 16, 2019) — As this writer discussed on Thursday’s “Nooganomics” show with host David Tulis, TDOC inmate Grenda Ray Harmer believes he has been relegated to protective custody (PC) for more than 18 months, rather than transferred to general population (GP) at the earliest opportunity in […]

Tennessee: Harmer Reports GP Inmate Cuts Hair of PC Inmates, but No Legal Aides Allowed

Tennessee:  Harmer Reports GP Inmate Cuts Hair of PC Inmates, but No Legal Aides Allowed

“THIS IS EVERY MONTH” by Sharon Rondeau (Feb. 14, 2019) — A letter dated February 1, 2019 directed to Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) Commissioner Tony Parker states that protective-custody inmates at the Morgan County Correctional Complex (MCCX) are denied “access to the courts” in the form of a legal aide. Inmate Grenda Ray Harmer, […]

Tennessee Inmate Contacts Donald Trump

Tennessee Inmate Contacts Donald Trump

REQUESTS CESSATION OF FEDERAL MONIES TO DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTION by Sharon Rondeau (Dec. 18, 2018) — Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) inmate Grenda Ray Harmer, #88710, has contacted President Donald Trump recommending that federal funding currently apportioned to the TDOC for “reentry services” be “rescinded.” Harmer’s reason for the request is that he is not […]

Tennessee: As the Weather Gets Colder, So Does Harmer’s Cell

Tennessee:  As the Weather Gets Colder, So Does Harmer’s Cell

“I HAVE COMPLAINED WITHOUT SUCCESS” by Sharon Rondeau (Dec. 7, 2018) — A copy of a memo directed to Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) Commissioner Tony Parker received by this writer on Friday reiterates inmate Grenda Ray Harmer’s claim that his cell is frigid as winter has once again settled in to mountainous Morgan County, […]

Harmer Calls Out Prison Boss for Allegedly “Lying”

Harmer Calls Out Prison Boss for Allegedly “Lying”

INMATE HAS REPORTED NUMEROUS SECURITY VIOLATIONS TO NO AVAIL by Sharon Rondeau (Oct. 30, 2018) — An inmate letter received on Monday accuses Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) Tony Parker of “lying to the media” in regard to his claim in an article last month that the department “will not tolerate any threat to the […]

TDOC Inmate Steven Williamson: “I Have a Hit Out on my Life”

TDOC Inmate Steven Williamson:  “I Have a Hit Out on my Life”

ALLEGES STAFF RETALIATION, FEAR OF GANGS AFTER REPORTING STAFF MISCONDUCT by Sharon Rondeau (Oct. 26, 2018) — The Post & Email is in receipt of a letter dated October 17, 2018 written by Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) inmate Steven Brian Williamson, #218345, expressing fear for his life given that he was a witness to […]

Inmate Claims Purposeful Retaliation for Exposing “Wrongdoing”

Inmate Claims Purposeful Retaliation for Exposing “Wrongdoing”

“IF I’M HARMED IT IS DUE TO…” by Sharon Rondeau (Jul. 14, 2018) — A copy of a letter sent to Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam by inmate Grenda Ray Harmer, #88710, alleges that two correction officers at the Morgan County Correctional Complex (MCCX) created the appearance that he was concealing a weapon in his cell. […]

Wife of Mentally-Ill Inmate Issues Video Update

Wife of Mentally-Ill Inmate Issues Video Update

“NO ONE IS HOLDING THEM ACCOUNTABLE” by Sharon Rondeau (Jul. 9, 2018) — Beth Haycraft, wife of TDOC inmate Michael Haycraft, on Monday produced a 21-minute video about her husband’s present situation at the Turney Center Industrial Complex (TCIX) in Only, TN which she had previously reported as precarious because of his placement in a […]

Tennessee: Harmer Reports Improvements in Protective Custody

Tennessee:  Harmer Reports Improvements in Protective Custody

DESPITE RECENT “SHAKEDOWN” by Sharon Rondeau (Jul. 7, 2018) — A letter received Thursday from MCCX inmate Grenda Ray Harmer states that conditions in the protective custody (PC) unit, where he has been housed for nearly a year, have recently improved. Harmer attributed the changes to The Post & Email’s reportage based on his and […]

Harmer Continues to Sound Alarm on Lack of Security

Harmer Continues to Sound Alarm on Lack of Security

“A P.C. INMATE COULD EASILY BE HURT OR KILLED…” by Sharon Rondeau (Jun. 22, 2018) — In a formal follow-up to a letter published on Wednesday, TDOC inmate Grenda Ray Harmer, #88710, sent a memo containing examples, with dates and times, of protective-custody inmates reportedly being placed at risk from inadequate security measures. Harmer has […]

Harmer Reports Breaches of Protective-Custody Protocols

Harmer Reports Breaches of Protective-Custody Protocols

“THEY ALLOW GANG MEMBERS TO SELL DRUGS AND TOBACCO” by Sharon Rondeau (Jun. 20, 2018) — In a letter received on Monday dated June 14, 2018, Morgan County Correctional Complex (MCCX) inmate Grenda Ray Harmer, #88710, reported that standard security measures are ignored by staff in the protective custody (PC) unit of the prison, located […]

Why Are Inmates Kept So Long in Protective Custody?

Why Are Inmates Kept So Long in Protective Custody?

INMATE ACCUSES TDOC COMMISSIONER OF FINANCIAL MOTIVE by Sharon Rondeau (Jun. 8, 2018) — On Friday, a copy of a letter dated June 4, 2018 addressed to Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) Commissioner Tony Parker was received by this publication. The letter, written by Morgan County Correctional Complex (MCCX) inmate Grenda Ray Harmer, #88710, is […]

Positive Development Reported at MCCX

Positive Development Reported at MCCX

“BETTER THEN WHAT WE HAD” by Sharon Rondeau (Jun. 2, 2018) — After months of filing grievances about the lack of weekend recreation time for inmates in the Protective Custody (PC) unit at the Morgan County Correctional Complex (MCCX), inmate Grenda Ray Harmer, #88710, reported in a letter received Saturday that that policy has changed. […]

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 […]

Report: Protective-Custody Review, Mandated by State Policy, Conducted Outside Inmate’s Cell

Report:  Protective-Custody Review, Mandated by State Policy, Conducted Outside Inmate’s Cell

“HEARING FORM SHALL BE MARKED CONFIDENTIAL” by Sharon Rondeau (May 16, 2018) — A copy of a memo addressed to Associate Warden of Treatment Ken Hutchinson at the Morgan County Correctional Complex (MCCX) by inmate Grenda Ray Harmer, #88710, states that “an improper P.C. hearing review” took place outside of his cell door. According to […]

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 […]

Wife of Inmate with Mental Illness Warns Tennessee Officials of Suspected Impending “Crisis”

Wife of Inmate with Mental Illness Warns Tennessee Officials of Suspected Impending “Crisis”

REQUESTS “MENTAL HEALTH INTERVENTION” From:  BETH Haycraft To: “Olroyd, Emily” <emily.r.olroyd@tn.gov>, “Hinds, Amanda” <amanda.m.hinds@tn.gov>, Marie.Williams@tn.gov, lolie.jones@tn.gov, “Michelle R. Hergert” <Michelle.R.Hergert@tn.gov> Date: April 8, 2018 at 10:21 AM Subject: escalation fear of crisis Dr. Olroyd et al, Over the past week, I have been aware of an escalation of symptoms in my husband Michael Wayne Haycraft, […]