Tennessee County Charges Fees to Look Up Status of Cases

Tennessee County Charges Fees to Look Up Status of Cases

“IS THAT LEGAL?” by Sharon Rondeau (Feb. 14, 2016) — On December 18, 2015, The Post & Email submitted an Open Records Act request via facsimile to the Lincoln County, TN Circuit Court clerk’s office directed, as instructed on the phone, to an employee named “Tennille.” We requested grand jury appointing orders from 1985, 1986, […]

Report: Audit Says Tennessee Prisons “Smoothly Operating”

Report:  Audit Says Tennessee Prisons “Smoothly Operating”

ARE THEY IN THEIR OWN WORLD? by Sharon Rondeau (Oct. 8, 2015) — Following a request for an external audit of Tennessee’s prison system by Department of Corrections Commissioner Derrick Schofield, the American Correctional Assocation (ACA) reportedly found that while a new system to figure overtime pay for corrections officers was troublesome and assaults could […]

Report: Seriously-Ill TDOC Inmate “About to Give Up”

Report:  Seriously-Ill TDOC Inmate “About to Give Up”

“I’M TIRED OF HURTING” by Sharon Rondeau (Aug. 3, 2015) — On Monday morning, The Post & Email received a copy of a letter written by Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) inmate Timothy Aaron Baxter to his father, Lee, from the Northwest Correctional Complex (NWCX) in Tiptonville. On July 24, NWCX was the scene of […]

Tennessee Comptroller Spokesman Responds to The Post & Email

Tennessee Comptroller Spokesman Responds to The Post & Email

PROVISION TO DENY OUT-OF-STATE CITIZENS’ OPEN RECORDS REQUEST UPHELD BY FEDERAL COURT IN 2012 by Sharon Rondeau (Sep. 8, 2014) — On September 6, The Post & Email reported to its readership that obtaining documents under Tennessee’s Public Records Act had proved difficult. The wording of the law, which can be found on the Tennessee […]