Tennessee Inmate Reports Freezing Cell Temperatures

Tennessee Inmate Reports Freezing Cell Temperatures

“COLD AIR IS BEING PUMPED INTO MY CELL” by Sharon Rondeau (Dec. 10, 2017) — A letter received on Thursday from TDOC inmate Grenda Ray Harmer, #88710, reports that he has been moved into a cell, still within the Protective Custody (PC) unit at the Morgan County Correctional Complex (MCCX), whose temperature is reportedly far […]

Trousdale Problems Continue, Inmates Say

Trousdale Problems Continue, Inmates Say

CONTRABAND, MEDICATIONS OFTEN NOT DISPENSED, DANGEROUS CONDITIONS, DISAPPEARING MAIL by Sharon Rondeau (Nov. 24, 2017) — In a letter postmarked November 17, 2017 and received on Monday, an inmate at the Trousdale Turner Correctional Center (TTCC) in Hartsville, TN reported alleged tampering with his “outgoing legal mail,” a common complaint among the prisoner population at […]

Report: Tennessee Prison Places Gang Member in Close Proximity to Inmate Target

Report:  Tennessee Prison Places Gang Member in Close Proximity to Inmate Target

INMATE ASKS WARDEN:  “YOU TRYING TO PUT A HIT ON ME?” by Sharon Rondeau (Nov. 7, 2017) — In a report received from Nooganomics radio show host and former Chattanooga Times Free Press copy editor David Tulis on Sunday evening, Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) inmate Grenda Ray Harmer, whose case The Post & Email […]

Letter to Tennessee State Representative Details Alleged Code, Statutory Violations

Letter to Tennessee State Representative Details Alleged Code, Statutory Violations

“PLEASE INVESTIGATE THESE VERIFIABLE CLAIMS” by Sharon Rondeau (Oct. 5, 2017) — A September 28, 2017 letter from MCCX inmate Grenda Ray Harmer to Tennessee state representative John Ray Clemmons outlines a number of alleged violations of the standards maintained by the American Correctional Association (ACA) as well as Tennessee law and official prison policies. […]

Can the Obama Birth Certificate Issue Reach the Mainstream?

Can the Obama Birth Certificate Issue Reach the Mainstream?

“THE POST & EMAIL BELIEVES THAT IT IS POSSIBLE” by Sharon Rondeau (Sep. 26, 2017) — As announced on Friday evening, The Post & Email is seeking to raise a modest amount of money to meet its last-quarter expenses and continue its work on several fronts. As readers here are aware, the Obama long-form birth […]

Inmate Reports No Running Water Beginning September 14 in Tennessee Prison

Inmate Reports No Running Water Beginning September 14 in Tennessee Prison

ALLEGES CRIMES COMMITTED BY PRISON OFFICIALS by Sharon Rondeau (Sep. 25, 2017) — On Monday The Post & Email received a letter from an inmate at the South Central Correctional Facility (SCCF) in Clifton, TN stating that the prison “has been on lockdown since Thursday without running water or water for drinking, no air conditioning, […]

Tennessee Inmate Reports Work Detail Gender Discrimination and Possible Public Safety Risk

Tennessee Inmate Reports Work Detail Gender Discrimination and Possible Public Safety Risk

“IS TDOC PUTTING THE PUBLIC AT RISK?” by Sharon Rondeau (Sep. 19, 2017) — An inmate at the Bledsoe County Correctional Complex (BCCX) in Pikeville, TN has reported workplace discrimination against men in favor of female inmates who may not qualify for the jobs they have been awarded. The Post & Email first received a letter […]

Inmate Safety on the Federal Docket

Inmate Safety on the Federal Docket

TRIAL SCHEDULED FOR JANUARY 2019 by Sharon Rondeau (Aug. 29, 2017) — A trial date has been set for a federal civil rights lawsuit filed in May against private prison operator CoreCivic, its CEO, and a number of its employees at the South Central Correctional Facility (SCCF) in Clifton, TN. The case, No. 1:17-cv-00041, was […]

MCCX Inmate Names Names in Gang-Member Confrontation

MCCX Inmate Names Names in Gang-Member Confrontation

“DEAR COMMISSIONER PARKER…” by Sharon Rondeau (Aug. 28, 2017) — The following copy of a letter addressed to Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) Commissioner Tony Parker was received by this writer on Monday and provides full details about a confrontation at the Morgan County Correctional Complex (MCCX) in Wartburg, TN on July 28, 2017 between […]

Tennessee Inmate Reports Food Rations Cut in Half, Impending Lawsuit

Tennessee Inmate Reports Food Rations Cut in Half, Impending Lawsuit

DESPITE NO LIBRARY ACCESS by Sharon Rondeau (Aug. 27, 2017) — In a letter received on Thursday, Tennessee inmate Grenda Harmer reported from protective custody (PC) that prisoners in that section of the Morgan County Correctional Complex (MCCX) are provided meals containing half the amount of food received by those in the general population. “PC” […]

Inmate Provides Reasons for Hunger Strike 32 Days On

Inmate Provides Reasons for Hunger Strike 32 Days On

“LET’S PRAY THIS ENDS WELL FOR ME” by Sharon Rondeau (Jul. 7, 2017) — In a bulky envelope received on Monday, Tennessee inmate Grenda Ray Harmer, #88710, enclosed a copy of a June 29 letter written to Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) Commissioner Tony Parker enumerating 11 reasons for his having launched a hunger strike […]

Reprise: CoreCivic Pays Inmate for “Ghost Job”

Reprise:  CoreCivic Pays Inmate for “Ghost Job”

“LET’S SEE HOW THEY EXPLAIN THIS ONE” by Sharon Rondeau (Jul. 6, 2017) — On Thursday, as also occurred on Monday, The Post & Email received three separate envelopes from TDOC inmate Grenda Ray Harmer, #88710, who has been on a hunger strike since the early afternoon of June 5. As Harmer stated in correspondence […]

“Notes from Underground”

“Notes from Underground”

REPORT:  CORRECTION OFFICERS JOKE ABOUT FOOD TO INMATE ON LENGTHY HUNGER STRIKE by Sharon Rondeau (Jul. 5, 2017) — The journal entries which follow were sent by Tennessee inmate Grenda Harmer, #88710, who has been on a hunger strike for a month to protest harsh treatment he said he received upon his arrival at the […]

Reports: Hunger-Strikers Can Survive between 40 and 73 Days

Reports:  Hunger-Strikers Can Survive between 40 and 73 Days

BUT ORGAN FAILURE, SEIZURES, HALLUCINATIONS CAN OCCUR SOONER by Sharon Rondeau (Jul. 1, 2017) — The Scientific American has reported that a number of variables influence how long a terminally-ill person or one on a hunger strike can survive, including whether or not adequate hydration is available. A report on the subject in Business Insider […]

It is Up to the TDOC Whether an Inmate Lives or Dies

It is Up to the TDOC Whether an Inmate Lives or Dies

“IF I MAKE IT THROUGH THIS HUNGER STRIKE…” by Sharon Rondeau (Jul. 1, 2017) — On Saturday, The Post & Email received a letter, now few and far between, from Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) inmate Grenda Ray Harmer, #88710, who launched a hunger strike on June 5. Harmer said his protest stemmed from poor […]

How Long Can a Hunger Strike Last?

How Long Can a Hunger Strike Last?

“I’M VERY WEAK AND WOULD LIKE TO EAT” by Sharon Rondeau (Jun. 26, 2017) — After more than two weeks, on Monday The Post & Email received a letter from Tennessee inmate Grenda Harmer, #88710, who began a hunger strike on June 5 at the Morgan County Correctional Complex (MCCX). Harmer’s situation was discussed on […]

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