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 […]

Tennessee: Johnny Royston Sr. Reports Medications Restored, But Retaliation Intensifies

Tennessee:  Johnny Royston Sr. Reports Medications Restored, But Retaliation Intensifies

SAYS STAFF EXERTING “REVENGE” FOR “EXPOSING CORRUPTION” by Sharon Rondeau (Jan. 7, 2019) — A letter received Monday from TDOC inmate Johnny Royston Sr., #319940, reports that Royston’s two medications withheld for “more than two months,” as he reported previously, have been restored to his daily regimen but that four staff members have made specific […]

TDOC Inmate Johnny Royston Sr. Fears for His Life After Reporting Denial of Medications

TDOC Inmate Johnny Royston Sr. Fears for His Life After Reporting Denial of Medications

“MURDER” OR “INJURY” by Sharon Rondeau (Jan. 4, 2019) — A letter received Friday from Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) inmate Johnny Royston Sr., who is housed at the Trousdale Turner Correctional Center (TTCC) in Hartsville, states that he is experiencing retaliation after informing this reporter last month that he had not received his prescription […]

TTCC Inmate Claims Medications Denied for “Over Two Months”

TTCC Inmate Claims Medications Denied for “Over Two Months”

“I AM IN A LOT OF PAIN” by Sharon Rondeau (Dec. 24, 2018) — A letter received Monday from TDOC inmate Johnny F. Royston, who is housed at the Trousdale Turner Correctional Complex (TTCC) in Hartsville, reports that medications he was taking for a heart condition and pain were discontinued “over two months” ago. “I […]

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 […]

Harmer Reports Heat Turned On

Harmer Reports Heat Turned On

“MY CELL IS NO LONGER COLD” by Sharon Rondeau (Dec. 21, 2018) — A letter arriving on Wednesday dated December 12, 2018 from TDOC inmate Grenda Ray Harmer, #88710, reports that the frigid temperature of his cell necessitating his wearing several layers of clothing at all times has been corrected. Under the heading, “UPDATES,” Harmer […]

Tennessee: As the Weather Gets Colder, So Does Harmer’s Cell

Tennessee:  As the Weather Gets Colder, So Does Harmer’s Cell

“I HAVE COMPLAINED WITHOUT SUCCESS” by Sharon Rondeau (Dec. 7, 2018) — A copy of a memo directed to Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) Commissioner Tony Parker received by this writer on Friday reiterates inmate Grenda Ray Harmer’s claim that his cell is frigid as winter has once again settled in to mountainous Morgan County, […]

The State of Tennessee is Well Aware of Grenda Ray Harmer

The State of Tennessee is Well Aware of Grenda Ray Harmer

“TDOC MUM” by Sharon Rondeau (Nov. 29, 2018) — On Thursday afternoon a user of a “State of Tennessee” ISP was noted to be reading more than half-dozen articles focusing on Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) inmate Grenda Ray Harmer, #88710, a prolific writer and one who considers himself a prison whistleblower. Unlike many of […]

Inmate Files Damages Claim against State of Tennessee for Denial of Medication

Inmate Files Damages Claim against State of Tennessee for Denial of Medication

CITING “NEGLIGENT CARE, CUSTODY AND CONTROL OF PERSONS” by Sharon Rondeau (Nov. 21, 2018) — TDOC inmate Grenda Ray Harmer, #88710, who already has an active federal lawsuit against the Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) encompassing alleged denial of medication and medical care, has filed a “Claim for Damages” with the Tennessee Division of Claims […]

TDOC Inmate Reports no Heat in Cell for Second Winter

TDOC Inmate Reports no Heat in Cell for Second Winter

“ONCE AGAIN THEY ARE FREEZING ME OUT” by Sharon Rondeau (Nov. 19, 2018) — A letter dated November 10, 2018 received on Monday from TDOC inmate Grenda Ray Harmer, #88710, indicates that for the second consecutive winter, there is little to no heat in his cell in the protective custody (PC) unit of the Morgan […]

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 […]

Tennessee Inmate’s Complaint Featured in Radio Interview

Tennessee Inmate’s Complaint Featured in Radio Interview

“NO LEGITIMATE PENALOGICAL OBJECTIVE” by Sharon Rondeau (Nov. 9, 2018) — On Thursday afternoon, The Post & Email’s editor was a guest on the “Nooganomics” radio show hosted by David Tulis to discuss a letter sent by Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) inmate Grenda Ray Harmer, #88710, to Gov. Bill Haslam regarding conditions within the […]

Harmer Calls Out Prison Boss for Allegedly “Lying”

Harmer Calls Out Prison Boss for Allegedly “Lying”

INMATE HAS REPORTED NUMEROUS SECURITY VIOLATIONS TO NO AVAIL by Sharon Rondeau (Oct. 30, 2018) — An inmate letter received on Monday accuses Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) Tony Parker of “lying to the media” in regard to his claim in an article last month that the department “will not tolerate any threat to the […]

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 […]

Tennessee Inmate Reports Food-Service Billing Fraud

Tennessee Inmate Reports Food-Service Billing Fraud

“SOMEBODY MUST BE GETTING A HUGE KICKBACK” by Sharon Rondeau (Oct. 13, 2018) — A letter received on Friday from a Tennessee inmate reports that the food-service company which provides meals to his facility “charges for alot more food then they serve.” [sic] As the person who “makes the trays” for his unit, the inmate […]

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 […]

U.S. Justice Department Reads Tennessee Prison Accounts

U.S. Justice Department Reads Tennessee Prison Accounts

IS THERE JURISDICTION FOR ACTION? by Sharon Rondeau (Sep. 26, 2018) — On Wednesday morning the U.S. Justice Department accessed two articles at The Post & Email about corruption and abuse within Tennessee’s prison system. The first was published in 2016 and the other just over two months ago, having come from inmate Grenda Ray […]

Horrendous Abuse of Inmate Reported at Tennessee Prison

Horrendous Abuse of Inmate Reported at Tennessee Prison

“WE WILL CALL MEDICAL WHEN YOU BLEED TO DEATH” by Sharon Rondeau (Sep. 18, 2018) — The Post & Email is in receipt of a letter from an inmate at the Northwest Correctional Complex (NWCX) in Tiptonville, TN describing an incident allegedly occurring on September 11, 2018 in which an inmate was allegedly punched in […]

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