Inmate’s Wife Begs TDOC for Compassionate Release

Inmate’s Wife Begs TDOC for Compassionate Release

“HE DOES NOT HAVE LONG TO LIVE” by Sharon Rondeau (Jan. 8, 2019) — The Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) record of an inmate whose wife says he is dying of Stage IV cirrhosis of the liver at the Morgan County Correctional Complex (MCCX) in Wartburg indicates that he was granted parole after a November […]

Report: Mentally-Ill Inmate Handcuffed So Tightly During Transport His Hands Swell Up

Report:  Mentally-Ill Inmate Handcuffed So Tightly During Transport His Hands Swell Up

“UNCALLED FOR” by Sharon Rondeau (Apr. 15, 2018) — As was expected late last week, TDOC inmate Michael Wayne Haycraft, #277811, was relocated from the Morgan County Correctional Complex (MCCX) to the Turney Center Industrial Complex (TCIX) on Friday evening. According to his wife, Beth Haycraft, Mr. Haycraft suffers from three specific mental illnesses which […]

TDOC Denies Inmate with Mental Illness Parole

TDOC Denies Inmate with Mental Illness Parole

“ANOTHER YEAR OF ABUSE BY THE STATE OF TENNESSEE” by Beth Haycraft, ©2018 (Apr. 11, 2018) — [Editor’s Note:  The following summary was sent today by Beth Haycraft, the wife of TDOC inmate Michael Wayne Haycraft, #00277811, whose parole hearing on Tuesday resulted in a decision to maintain him in prison for another year. Mrs. […]

Report: TDOC Inmate with Mental Illness to be Transferred Farther from Family

Report:  TDOC Inmate with Mental Illness to be Transferred Farther from Family

NOT CLOSER, AS HAS BEEN REQUESTED by Beth Haycraft, wife of Michael Haycraft, TDOC #00277811 (Apr. 3, 2018) — [Editor’s Note:  The following email was sent to a number of Tennessee officials regarding Morgan County Correctional Complex (MCCX) inmate Michael Haycraft.  Haycraft suffers from mental illness and has been previously reported about here and here. […]

Are Prisons the Right Place for Mental Health Patients?

Are Prisons the Right Place for Mental Health Patients?

IF NOT, ARE THERE ALTERNATIVES? by Sharon Rondeau (Mar. 15, 2018) — An inmate at the Morgan County Correctional Complex (MCCX) who was anticipating a positive parole hearing next month is now in protective custody with a disciplinary write-up and untreated mental health issues, according to his wife and power of attorney. Michael Haycraft, TDOC […]