Tennessee: Harmer Reports Inmates Went Without Food

Tennessee:  Harmer Reports Inmates Went Without Food

SAYS FOOD SUPPLY NOT “SUFFICIENT” by Sharon Rondeau (Nov. 11, 2018) — A letter received Friday from Tennessee inmate Grenda Ray Harmer, #88710, indicates ongoing problems with the food-service provider at Morgan County Correctional Complex (MCCX) and in this case, a reported food shortage. Aramark provides food service to MCCX and other Tennessee prisons.  Over […]

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 Calls Out TDOC for “Medical Malpractice”

Inmate Calls Out TDOC for “Medical Malpractice”

“I DON’T WANT TO DIE IN HERE JUST TO SAVE THEM MONEY” by Sharon Rondeau (Oct. 10, 2018) — An inmate at one of Tennessee’s ten state-run prisons wrote in a letter received Tuesday that his diabetes and diabetic neuropathy have been under-treated with the purpose of saving the Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) money. […]

Tennessee: Harmer Reports Prison Educational Fraud

Tennessee:  Harmer Reports Prison Educational Fraud

AND NOT FOR THE FIRST TIME by Sharon Rondeau (Sep. 30, 2018) — In a letter received Thursday, TDOC inmate Grenda Ray Harmer, #88710, wrote to Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam that the “Jobs Coordinator” at Morgan County Correctional Complex (MCCX) “is engaging in fraud.” As evidence, Harmer presented a copy of his GED certificate, earned […]

Harmer Reports Illness from Lack of Medication

Harmer Reports Illness from Lack of Medication

“I’M NOT FEELING WELL” by Sharon Rondeau (Sep. 14, 2018) — A second letter received Thursday from Tennessee inmate Grenda Ray Harmer, #88710, states that his Antivert medication has yet to be reinstated after approximately five months and that he is experiencing resultant frequent dizziness and lack of sleep. Staff at the Morgan County Correctional […]

Report: Tennessee Correction Officer “Wrestles” with Inmate

Report:  Tennessee Correction Officer “Wrestles” with Inmate

“OUT OF FEAR THE INMATES WILL WRESTLE BACK” by Sharon Rondeau (Sep. 14, 2018) — A letter received on Thursday from TDOC inmate Grenda Ray Harmer, #88710, reports that Cpl. Chad Wagner is not only “violating security protocols,” but also “touching inmates inappropriately.” Harmer is housed at the Morgan County Correctional Complex (MCCX) in Wartburg. […]

Report: Correction Officer Continues to Threaten, Use Racial Slurs

Report:  Correction Officer Continues to Threaten, Use Racial Slurs

“WE WERE ALL SHOCKED BY IT” by Sharon Rondeau (Sep. 9, 2018) — A letter arriving last week from an inmate at the Northwest Correctional Complex (NWCX) in Tiptonville, TN reinforced other inmates’ reports of an abusive female correction officer who allegedly pits inmates against each other, not only verbally but physically; threatens her colleagues; […]

Inmate Speaks Out on Mental Illness and Incarceration

Inmate Speaks Out on Mental Illness and Incarceration

“PEOPLE HAVE NO IDEA WHAT ITS LIKE” by Michael Haycraft, TDOC #277811 (Aug. 21, 2018) — [Editor’s Note: Previously this publication has reported about the above-named inmate through his wife, Beth Haycraft.  A former Virginia correction officer herself, Mrs. Haycraft runs a ministry aimed at helping others whose mentally-ill relatives are incarcerated. She has been […]

What is Grenda Ray Harmer’s Medical Condition?

What is Grenda Ray Harmer’s Medical Condition?

INMATE REPORTEDLY EXPERIENCING DIZZINESS FROM ABSENCE OF PRESCRIBED MEDICATION by Sharon Rondeau (Aug. 15, 2018) — On Tuesday, this writer received an email from a well-vetted contact of TDOC inmate Grenda Ray Harmer, #88710, reporting that Harmer has been without one of his prescription medications, Antivert, for perhaps several months and is experiencing vertigo as […]

Tennessee Inmate Says “Safety of Staff and Inmates at Risk”

Tennessee Inmate Says “Safety of Staff and Inmates at Risk”

BUT WILL IT FALL ON DEAF EARS? by Sharon Rondeau (Aug. 14, 2018) — A letter arriving on Saturday dated July 31, 2018 from Tennessee inmate Jeffery Johnson, #105994, expounds on an earlier letter and enclosure reporting a “Battle of the Units” to encourage vigorous housekeeping days before an expected inspection visit from TDOC officials. […]

Harmer Again Notifies Health Department of Alleged Violations

Harmer Again Notifies Health Department of Alleged Violations

“CORPORAL WAGNER THINKS IT IS FUNNY” by Sharon Rondeau (Aug. 12, 2018) — A copy of a letter received Saturday dated August 6, 2018 addressed to Tennessee Department of Health Commissioner Dr. John Dreyzehner reinforces a July 28, 2018 letter from the same individual alleging continued violations of American Correctional Association (ACA) food-service policies in […]

TTCC Inmate Reports Two Recent Deaths

TTCC Inmate Reports Two Recent Deaths

ONE ALLEGEDLY FROM DRUG OVERDOSE, THE OTHER FROM HEAT STROKE by Sharon Rondeau (Aug. 6, 2018) — A letter received Monday from an inmate at the Trousdale Turner Correctional Center (TTCC) reports that two inmates have recently died, one from a drug overdose and another from heat stroke. In referencing “a week” in his opening […]

Harmer Reports Continued Violations of Food-Service Health Code

Harmer Reports Continued Violations of Food-Service Health Code

“EVERYTHING I’M SAYING IS BEING CONFIRMED” by Sharon Rondeau (Aug. 5, 2018) — A letter dated July 28, 2018 from TDOC inmate Grenda Ray Harmer, #88710, relates that prison food-service regulations continue to be violated by a Corporal Wagner working within Unit #1 of the Morgan County correctional Complex (MCCX) in Wartburg, TN. Earlier this […]

CoreCivic Holds “Battle of the Units”

CoreCivic Holds “Battle of the Units”

TO IMPRESS TDOC COMMISSIONER DURING VISIT by Sharon Rondeau (Aug. 3, 2018) — An original letter written by TDOC inmate Jeffery Johnson to Mr. John Fisher, TDOC Regional Director, recounts a July 20, 2018 visit on Fisher’s part to the Trousdale Turner Correctional Center (TTCC), which is owned and operated by the private corporation CoreCivic. […]

Report: Gang Member Assaults Disabled Inmate in Protective Custody

Report: Gang Member Assaults Disabled Inmate in Protective Custody

“I HATE PEOPLE WHO PREY ON THE HANDICAP” by Sharon Rondeau (Aug. 2, 2018) — A letter received on Thursday from Morgan County Correctional Complex (MCCX) inmate Grenda Ray Harmer reported that a Corporal Chad Wagner “is being soft towards gang members” based on an alleged assault by a gang member against an older disabled […]

Complaints Continue about Tyrannical Correction Officer

Complaints Continue about Tyrannical Correction Officer

THREATS GO BEYOND VERBAL INTIMIDATION, INMATES AND RELATIVES SAY by Sharon Rondeau (Jul. 24, 2018) — On Monday, two letters arrived from different individuals not heard from before in the matter of a female correction officer at the Northwest Correctional Complex (NWCX) in Tiptonville, TN who reportedly threatens inmates who she perceives have slighted her and […]

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. […]