Tennessee Inmates File Suit Against Parole Board, Alleging Arbitrary Detainment after Sentences Served

Tennessee Inmates File Suit Against Parole Board, Alleging Arbitrary Detainment after Sentences Served

CLASS ACTION ALLEGES FIFTH, EIGHTH AND FOURTEENTH AMENDMENT VIOLATIONS by Sharon Rondeau (May 20, 2019) — In February, a 58-page lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee by 14 inmates at the Bledsoe County Correctional Complex (BCCX) alleging that the Tennessee Board of Parole is not adhering to […]

Wife of Mentally-Ill Inmate Addresses Tennessee Board of Parole

Wife of Mentally-Ill Inmate Addresses Tennessee Board of Parole

“YOU HAVE SET HIM UP TO FAIL” by Sharon Rondeau (Jun. 9, 2018) — Virginia resident Beth Haycraft, whose husband Michael is incarcerated by the Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC), wrote the following letter dated June 4, 2018 to the Tennessee Board of Parole, which denied her husband parole on April 10. According to his […]

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 […]

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) […]

Lawrence County, TN Citizen Addresses the Grand Jury

Lawrence County, TN Citizen Addresses the Grand Jury

“BE JUST” by Sharon Rondeau (Sep. 10, 2014) — Over the last several weeks, The Post & Email has reported on the case of Arthur Hirsch, who was arraigned in Lawrence County, TN in January without an indictment or arrest warrant, subjected to a subsequent humiliating hearing in April by Judge Patricia McGuire, and then […]

Where is Walter Fitzpatrick?

Where is Walter Fitzpatrick?

WHEREABOUTS UNKNOWN ON FRIDAY MORNING by Sharon Rondeau (Aug. 29, 2014) — On Monday, a McMinn County Sheriff’s Office corporal told The Post & Email that a timing error had resulted in CDR Walter Francis Fitzpatrick’s removal, then return, to the McMinn County “Justice” Center. We were told by a deputy on Tuesday afternoon through […]