Tennessee Inmate Reports “Planted” Weapon, Assault at TCIX

Tennessee Inmate Reports “Planted” Weapon, Assault at TCIX

“SLAMMED TO THE PAVEMENT” by Sharon Rondeau (Dec. 22, 2018) — The following letter and enclosures were received on Wednesday from TDOC inmate Christopher Robertson, #322628, from whom we have heard previously regarding conditions in his former prison, the Turney Center Industrial Complex (TCIX) in Only, TN. Last year, Robertson had been outspoken in calling […]

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 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, […]

Inmate’s Wife Reports Grave Threat to Mentally-Ill Husband in Tennessee Prison

Inmate’s Wife Reports Grave Threat to Mentally-Ill Husband in Tennessee Prison

“HOUSED WITH A VIOLENT OFFENDER” by Beth Haycraft, ©2018 (Jun. 22, 2018) — [Editor’s Note:  The following email was received on Friday evening as a follow-up to our article published Tuesday containing a video of Mrs. Haycraft interviewing her husband, who is incarcerated at the Turney Center Industrial Complex (TCIX) and suffers from mental illness.  […]

State of Tennessee Delays Addressing Single Mother’s $1300 Loss

State of Tennessee Delays Addressing Single Mother’s $1300 Loss

REQUESTS TWO EXTENSIONS TO FILE RESPONSE by Sharon Rondeau (Jun. 19, 2018) — On Monday, Tennessee citizen, single mother and state employee Jamonica Taylor informed us that the State of Tennessee requested a ten-day extension to file its response to her claim for reimbursement for more than $1,300 she spent after her car keys were […]

Wife of Mentally-Ill Tennessee Inmate Produces Video on Alleged Prison Abuses

Wife of Mentally-Ill Tennessee Inmate Produces Video on Alleged Prison Abuses

INMATE:  “YOU NAME IT, THEY’RE VIOLATING IT” by Sharon Rondeau (Jun. 19, 2018) — Beth Haycraft, wife of TDOC inmate Michael Wayne Haycraft, #277811, has produced a video containing her husband’s explanation, in his own words, of his current situation at the Turney Center Industrial Complex (TCIX) located in Only, TN. Haycraft was relocated shortly […]

Report: Inmate Michael Haycraft to be Relocated Friday

Report:  Inmate Michael Haycraft to be Relocated Friday

“GOD IS STILL GOD” by Sharon Rondeau (Apr. 13, 2018) — At 6:15 a.m. EDT on Friday, the wife of mentally-ill TDOC inmate Michael Haycraft, #277811, received a phone call from her husband reporting that he is being relocated today, likely to the Turney Center Industrial Complex (TCIX), after six months in protective custody (PC) […]

Claims Appeal Acknowledged for Tennessee Mother Whose Keys were Lost by Prison Guards

Claims Appeal Acknowledged for Tennessee Mother Whose Keys were Lost by Prison Guards

COSTING HER MORE THAN $1,300 by Sharon Rondeau (Apr. 10, 2018) — On Monday, single mother and Tennessee citizen Jamonica Taylor received a letter of acknowledgement from the Tennessee Claims Commission, to which she had appealed a denial of reimbursement for expenses she incurred while visiting an inmate on Thanksgiving Day last year. In December, […]

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 […]

Tennessee Prison Visitor Reports Car Keys Confiscated by Staff, $1300 in Expenses

Tennessee Prison Visitor Reports Car Keys Confiscated by Staff, $1300 in Expenses

“I HAVEN’T GOTTEN AN APOLOGY” by Sharon Rondeau (Dec. 12, 2017) — On Tuesday, a letter and several receipts for automobile-related expenses associated with the Turney Center Industrial Complex (TCIX), a prison in Only, TN, were brought to The Post & Email’s attention via email. We contacted the person identified as the author of the […]

Reprise: CoreCivic Pays Inmate for “Ghost Job”

Reprise:  CoreCivic Pays Inmate for “Ghost Job”

“LET’S SEE HOW THEY EXPLAIN THIS ONE” by Sharon Rondeau (Jul. 6, 2017) — On Thursday, as also occurred on Monday, The Post & Email received three separate envelopes from TDOC inmate Grenda Ray Harmer, #88710, who has been on a hunger strike since the early afternoon of June 5. As Harmer stated in correspondence […]

“Notes from Underground”

“Notes from Underground”

REPORT:  CORRECTION OFFICERS JOKE ABOUT FOOD TO INMATE ON LENGTHY HUNGER STRIKE by Sharon Rondeau (Jul. 5, 2017) — The journal entries which follow were sent by Tennessee inmate Grenda Harmer, #88710, who has been on a hunger strike for a month to protest harsh treatment he said he received upon his arrival at the […]

Inmates Sign Petition to Prison Authorities, Inmate Council to Address Grievances

Inmates Sign Petition to Prison Authorities, Inmate Council to Address Grievances

“MANY GRIEVANCES ARE ACTUALLY ‘LOST’ OR THROWN AWAY” by Sharon Rondeau (Jun. 4, 2017) — On May 27, The Post & Email received a mailing in a large envelope from an inmate at the Turney Center Industrial Complex (TCIX) in Only, TN containing a petition signed by a significant number of inmates protesting prison conditions. […]

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, […]

Inmate Asks Prison Commissioner to Uphold Medical Care Contract

Inmate Asks Prison Commissioner to Uphold Medical Care Contract

IN PRIVATELY-OWNED PRISONS by Sharon Rondeau (May 4, 2017) — On a myriad of occasions, The Post & Email has reported that inmates and their relatives have related over the past year that medical care at the Trousdale Turner Correctional Center (TTCC) in Hartsville, TN is substandard and that specifically, prescription medications are not dispensed […]

Former Tennessee Prison Oversight Committee Reported “High Degree of Violence”

Former Tennessee Prison Oversight Committee Reported “High Degree of Violence”

AT PRIVATELY-RUN PRISON by Sharon Rondeau (May 2, 2017) — A 2008 “Special Report” filed with the Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury, Division of State Audit conceded that there existed “a history of a high level of violence” at a privately-run facility. The prison identified was the South Central Correctional Facility (SCCF) in Clifton, one […]

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 […]