Tennessee Inmate Report: TDOC “Tortures People”

Tennessee Inmate Report:  TDOC “Tortures People”

COLD WINTER AIR CONTINUES TO PERMEATE INMATE’S CELL DESPITE NUMEROUS COMPLAINTS; INMATE CLAIMS “INTENTIONAL” by Sharon Rondeau (Jan. 6, 2018) — A letter received on Saturday from TDOC inmate Grenda Ray Harmer, #88710, reports that his cell in the “PC” unit at MCCX remains “like a deep freezer” but that Warden Shawn Phillips responded positively, […]

Tennessee Prison Report: Inmates Ejected from Wheelchairs Due to Poor Sidewalk Maintenance

Tennessee Prison Report:  Inmates Ejected from Wheelchairs Due to Poor Sidewalk Maintenance

“SOME ARE GETTING INJURED” by Sharon Rondeau (Nov. 10, 2017) — The following letter was received on Monday from an inmate at the Northwest Correctional Complex (NWCX) in Tiptonville, TN and describes difficulties at the facility for those confined to wheelchairs. The Post & Email has corresponded with the inmate previously and made at least […]

Is a Sgt. Cashmore Beating Up Inmates at MCCX?

Is a Sgt. Cashmore Beating Up Inmates at MCCX?

“GRABBED ME BY THE THROAT AND PUNCHED ME IN THE EYE” by Sharon Rondeau (May 4, 2017) — The following account is not the first which The Post & Email has received indicating that a particular correction officer at the Morgan County Correctional Complex (MCCX) in Wartburg, TN assaults inmates without provocation and in violation […]

Report: MCCX Inmates Assaulted by Correction Officer

Report:  MCCX Inmates Assaulted by Correction Officer

FURTHER EVIDENCE OF “HANDS-ON TRAINING” by Sharon Rondeau (Apr. 9, 2017) — In what appears to be corroboration of recent accounts from inmates at the Morgan County Correctional Complex (MCCX) in Wartburg, TN, a reliable source has told The Post & Email that an inmate with possible special needs was “assaulted” and his cellmate “shoved […]

Report: Private Prison’s “Post Orders” Routinely Abrogated

Report:  Private Prison’s “Post Orders” Routinely Abrogated

“CLEARLY VIOLATES SECURITY PROTOCOL” by Sharon Rondeau (Apr. 1, 2017) — On March 8, a Tennessee prison inmate wrote to an official at the Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) to inform him that a contracted security officer’s actions within his section, or “pod,” of the prison posed a “security threat.” A subsequent March 18, 2017 […]

The Post & Email Contacts CoreCivic’s Executive Vice President on Inmate Allegations

The Post & Email Contacts CoreCivic’s Executive Vice President on Inmate Allegations

AT TROUSDALE TURNER CORRECTIONAL CENTER by Sharon Rondeau (Feb. 1, 2017) — On January 24, The Post & Email anonymously published a letter from an inmate alleging delayed medical care followed by a suicide attempt after being left in a shower stall for two days. The inmate reported that out of desperation, he assaulted a […]

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 […]

What Does One Do When No One Will Listen?

What Does One Do When No One Will Listen?

“PLACED IN A 4′ x 4′ SHOWER FOR OVER 2 DAYS” by Sharon Rondeau (Jan. 24, 2017) — On Tuesday, The Post & Email received the following highly distressing letter from an inmate at the Trousdale Turner Correctional Center (TTCC) in Hartsville, TN. Upon reading it, we put aside all other priorities and took definitive […]

“Prison for Profit”

“Prison for Profit”

INMATE ALLEGES COLD FOOD, SHORT-STAFFING, LACK OF MEDS FURTHER THE GOAL OF INCREASING PROFITS by Anonymous Inmate, TTCC (Jan. 14, 2017) — [Editor’s Note:  The following letter arrived on Wednesday and describes conditions at the Trousdale Turner Correctional Complex (TTCC), on which The Post & Email has reported since last May.  We have not heard […]

Prison Spokeswoman Contacted on Allegations of Lack of Medical Care, Uncontrolled Gang Activity

Prison Spokeswoman Contacted on Allegations of Lack of Medical Care, Uncontrolled Gang Activity

IN ATTEMPT TO PRESENT “BOTH SIDES OF THE STORY” by Sharon Rondeau (Dec. 30, 2016) — On Friday morning at 11:18 AM EST, The Post & Email sent the following message to Tennessee Department of Correction Communications Director Neysa Taylor: DOCUMENTATION – MEDICAL CONCERNS/ALLEGED DEFICIENCIES/GANGS Hello, Ms. Taylor, in the past you have requested documentation […]

TTCC Inmate Details Alleged Withholding of Prescribed Medications by Private Prison Provider

TTCC Inmate Details Alleged Withholding of Prescribed Medications by Private Prison Provider

OF “CRIME” AND “PUNISHMENT” by Sharon Rondeau (Dec. 28, 2016) — The Post & Email has received a letter from an inmate at the Trousdale Turner Correctional Center (TTCC) containing the names and inmate numbers, reportedly provided with those inmates’ permission, of prisoners reportedly not receiving doctor-prescribed medications at the privately-run facility in Hartsville, TN. […]

TTCC Inmate Writes Scathing Letter to Tennessee Governor over Lack of Prison Security, “Gang-Bangers”

TTCC Inmate Writes Scathing Letter to Tennessee Governor over Lack of Prison Security, “Gang-Bangers”

CLAIMS CORRECTION OFFICERS “AFRAID OF THE GANG MEMBERS” by Sharon Rondeau (Dec. 28, 2016) — The following copy of a letter directed to Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam was received by The Post & Email on Wednesday from Trousdale Turner Correctional Center (TTCC) inmate Grenda Harmer and corroborates numerous other inmates’ accounts of gang members which […]

Exclusive: Something Happened at TTCC on Thanksgiving Day

Exclusive:  Something Happened at TTCC on Thanksgiving Day

“RIOT” OR NOT? (Dec. 10, 2016) — After several relatives of inmates imprisoned at the Trousdale Turner Correctional Complex (TTCC) in Hartsville, TN told The Post & Email that “a riot” occurred on Thanksgiving Day, we contacted Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) Communications Director Neysa Taylor for comment. Although privately-run by CoreCivic, formerly Corrections Corporation […]

TTCC Inmate’s Relative: “The Guards Beat Up My Son”

TTCC Inmate’s Relative:  “The Guards Beat Up My Son”

“BLACKED HIS EYE AND CHOPPED HIS TOOTH” by Sharon Rondeau (Dec. 9, 2016) — In response to an article published in June regarding the now-infamous Trousdale Turner Correctional Center (TTCC) in Hartsville, TN, the following comment was submitted from an inmate’s relative on Friday morning: My son was finally transfered out of TrousdaleTurner Thank god […]

TDOC Spokeswoman Denies Reports of Prison Riot on Thanksgiving Day

TDOC Spokeswoman Denies Reports of Prison Riot on Thanksgiving Day

AT CORPORATE-RUN FACILITY by Sharon Rondeau (Dec. 6, 2016) — On Sunday morning, The Post & Email received a comment from the relative of an inmate at the Trousdale Turner Correctional Center (TTCC) operated by the private company CoreCivic, previously known as Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) alleging that the troubled facility has been in […]

The Post & Email Reports Alleged Physical Abuse of Tennessee Inmate

The Post & Email Reports Alleged Physical Abuse of Tennessee Inmate

INMATE REPORTS FEAR FOR HIS LIFE by Sharon Rondeau (Nov. 30, 2016) — 2:21 p.m. EST – On Tuesday, The Post & Email received a letter from a Tennessee inmate alleging repeated physical abuse by a correction officer. Just minutes ago, we sent an email to Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) Communications Director Neysa Taylor […]

Inmate Report: Hepatitis C Virtually Ignored by Tennessee Department of Correction

Inmate Report:  Hepatitis C Virtually Ignored by Tennessee Department of Correction

“I’VE BEEN DENIED TREATMENT SINCE 2008” by Sharon Rondeau (Nov. 25, 2016) — The letter which follows was received on Monday, November 21. Its author, Omowale A. Shabazz, refers to reportage done by The Tennessean on the growing problem of Hepatitis C within Tennessee’s prison population and two lawsuits Shabazz has filed alleging lack of […]