CoreCivic Abuses Prisoner

CoreCivic Abuses Prisoner

“CRUEL AND UNUSUAL PUNISHMENT” by Robert Z. Whipple, III, ©2019 (Oct. 23, 2019) — [Editor’s Note:  The following email was sent to TDOC Commissioner Tony Parker; TDOC Communications Director Neysa Taylor; CoreCivic CEO Damon Hininger and other company officials; and more than a dozen members of the media, including this reporter. CoreCivic, formerly Corrections Corporation […]

Former Inmate Finds Employment

Former Inmate Finds Employment

“I AM REALLY ENJOYING IT SO FAR” by Sharon Rondeau (Oct. 17, 2018) — The Post & Email learned late last week that Robert Z. Whipple, III, a former Tennessee state inmate, is now employed full-time on a permanent basis. Whipple has a background in customer service and holds an Associate’s Degree.  He was imprisoned […]

Inmate Lawsuit Challenging Denial of Court Access to be Settled

Inmate Lawsuit Challenging Denial of Court Access to be Settled

“NEGOTIATED IN GOOD FAITH” by Sharon Rondeau (Jul. 7, 2018) — A federal lawsuit filed in 2014 by former TDOC inmate Robert Z. Whipple, III has reached a tentative settlement, according to a document dated July 3, 2018 posted at the federal PACER repository. The order is signed by U.S. Magistrate Judge John S. Bryant […]

Update from Parolee Robert Z. Whipple, III

Update from Parolee Robert Z. Whipple, III

“IT’S ALL WORKING OUT OKAY” by Sharon Rondeau (Jun. 22, 2018) — On Friday morning The Post & Email received an update from former TDOC inmate Robert Z. Whipple, III, who was released on parole last month to a halfway house after spending nearly eight years in prison on a drug charge. Although now out […]

The Post & Email Interviews Former TDOC Inmate Robert Z. Whipple, III

The Post & Email Interviews Former TDOC Inmate Robert Z. Whipple, III

“I REALLY DID NOT EXPECT IT” by Sharon Rondeau (May 24, 2018) — On Thursday afternoon, The Post & Email was able to speak with former TDOC prisoner Robert Z. Whipple, III, who was released from the Bledsoe County Correctional Complex (BCCX) at approximately 5:00 PM local time on Tuesday to parole status. Whipple had […]

Robert Z. Whipple Released from Prison

Robert Z. Whipple Released from Prison

FIVE WEEKS AFTER PAROLE GRANTED by Sharon Rondeau (May 23, 2018) — On Wednesday evening The Post & Email received a message from Robert Z. Whipple, III that at long last he was released from prison to parole. His April 18 parole hearing concluded in a positive outcome, but his actual release to a halfway […]

Inmate Robert Whipple Remains Incarcerated after Parole Granted a Month Ago

Inmate Robert Whipple Remains Incarcerated after Parole Granted a Month Ago

CLAIMS “RETALIATION,” “BAD FAITH” NEGOTIATIONS; CONTINUES LAWSUIT FOR COURT ACCESS by Sharon Rondeau (May 18, 2018) — Copies of two letters received on Friday from Bledsoe County Correctional Complex (BCCX) inmate Robert Z. Whipple, III, #399615, indicate that not only has he not been released from prison after the Tennessee Board of Parole awarded him […]

Robert Z. Whipple III Reports Parole Granted

Robert Z. Whipple III Reports Parole Granted

A “GOOD” KIND OF “NERVOUS” by Sharon Rondeau (May 1, 2018) — In a letter received on Tuesday, Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) inmate Robert Z. Whipple III wrote that his parole hearing on April 18 has resulted in a positive decision for his release from prison “in a couple weeks.” Whipple said that he […]

Will Robert Z. Whipple III Receive Parole?

Will Robert Z. Whipple III Receive Parole?

HEARING HELD WEDNESDAY, MORE THAN FOUR YEARS PAST ELIGIBILITY DATE by Sharon Rondeau (Apr. 19, 2018) — As was discussed on Thursday morning’s edition of the “Nooganomics” radio show hosted by David Tulis, TDOC inmate Robert Z. Whipple, III had a parole hearing on Wednesday which, according to his TDOC online record, was long overdue. […]

The Post & Email to Appear on “Nooganomics” Radio Show Thursday Morning

The Post & Email to Appear on “Nooganomics” Radio Show Thursday Morning

TOPIC:  RECENT TENNESSEE PRISON ISSUES by Sharon Rondeau (Apr. 18, 2018) — David Tulis of the “Nooganomics” radio show will be hosting this writer on Thursday at 10:30 a.m. EDT to discuss recent developments in the federal lawsuit filed by Robert Z. Whipple, III against the Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) for allegedly preventing him […]

Federal Judge Orders Telephone Conference in Prison Law Library Case

Federal Judge Orders Telephone Conference in Prison Law Library Case

OVER “BAD FAITH NEGOTIATION” CLAIM by Sharon Rondeau (Apr. 17, 2018) — On April 3, 2018, BCCX inmate Robert Z. Whipple, III notified Tennessee Department of Correction Commissioner (TDOC) Tony Parker that the “negotiated” installation of the Westlaw legal research tool as a substitute for the access he was denied to the prison’s federal law […]

Tennessee: Prison Law Library Access Granted…

Tennessee:  Prison Law Library Access Granted…

THEN TAKEN AWAY BY STEALTH by Sharon Rondeau (Apr. 10, 2018) — After reporting approximately five weeks ago that the “Westlaw” legal resource had been installed at the Bledsoe County Correctional Complex (BCCX) in Pikeville for use by the prison population, inmate Robert Z. Whipple III, #399615, reported in an April 3, 2018 letter that […]

NoogaRadio Again Hosts The Post & Email

NoogaRadio Again Hosts The Post & Email

DO PRISONS REHABILITATE OR INCUBATE? by Sharon Rondeau (Mar. 12, 2018) — As he has several times previously, on Monday morning, NoogaRadio host David Tulis again hosted this writer to discuss conditions in Tennessee prisons. Tulis’s show focuses on the local Chattanooga, TN economy, commerce and government corruption.  The show airs from 9:00 to 11:00 […]

Father of Inmate Reports Diabetic Shoes Finally Received

Father of Inmate Reports Diabetic Shoes Finally Received

AFTER HE IS FORCED TO PAY FOR THEM by Sharon Rondeau (Feb. 6, 2018) — On Tuesday evening, Mr. Robert Z. Whipple, father of a Tennessee prison inmate by the same name, reported that his son finally received the diabetic shoes prescribed for him by a TDOC physician nearly three months ago. Just before Christmas, […]

Tennessee Inmate Still Has No Diabetic Shoes

Tennessee Inmate Still Has No Diabetic Shoes

TDOC DENIES MEDICAL NEED, BUT WHY? by Sharon Rondeau (Jan. 4, 2018) — A Tennessee state inmate who was prescribed diabetic shoes more than two months ago still has not received them, according to a mailing received on Wednesday. Robert Z. Whipple, III resides at the Bledsoe County Correctional Complex (BCCX) in Pikeville and has […]