Gang Activity, Staff Misconduct and Retaliation Reportedly Continue at TTCC

Gang Activity, Staff Misconduct and Retaliation Reportedly Continue at TTCC

“ALL OF THEM HAD BUTCHERS (KNIFES)” by Sharon Rondeau (Sep. 2, 2017) — The Post & Email has received another report from an inmate at the Trousdale Turner Correctional Complex (TTCC) in Hartsville, TN of warden and staff misconduct, a knife fight among five other inmates, inadequate hygiene supplies, and alleged coercion on the part […]

Report: Annual Tennessee Horse Show Garners “Worst Attendance” in Its History

Report:  Annual Tennessee Horse Show Garners “Worst Attendance” in Its History

IS ANIMAL CRUELTY TO BLAME? by Sharon Rondeau (Aug. 27, 2017) — On Sunday, blogger and horse-welfare advocate BillyGoBoy reported that the annual “National Celebration” horse show held each year at this time is showing “the worst attendance” in its 47-year history. Hosted in Shelbyville, the ten-day show featuring Tennessee Walking Horses was once a […]

Former Tennessee Prison Oversight Committee Reported “High Degree of Violence”

Former Tennessee Prison Oversight Committee Reported “High Degree of Violence”

AT PRIVATELY-RUN PRISON by Sharon Rondeau (May 2, 2017) — A 2008 “Special Report” filed with the Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury, Division of State Audit conceded that there existed “a history of a high level of violence” at a privately-run facility. The prison identified was the South Central Correctional Facility (SCCF) in Clifton, one […]

Attorney General Reverses Obama DOJ Directive on Private Prisons

Attorney General Reverses Obama DOJ Directive on Private Prisons

BUT FOR WHAT REASON? by Sharon Rondeau (Feb. 26, 2017) — Last Tuesday, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a memorandum to the Acting Director of the U.S. Bureau of Prisons reversing the Obama regime’s position on the use of privately-owned facilities. Last August, then-Deputy Attorney General Sally Q. Yates announced that as contracts with […]

Inmate Report: Hepatitis C Virtually Ignored by Tennessee Department of Correction

Inmate Report:  Hepatitis C Virtually Ignored by Tennessee Department of Correction

“I’VE BEEN DENIED TREATMENT SINCE 2008” by Sharon Rondeau (Nov. 25, 2016) — The letter which follows was received on Monday, November 21. Its author, Omowale A. Shabazz, refers to reportage done by The Tennessean on the growing problem of Hepatitis C within Tennessee’s prison population and two lawsuits Shabazz has filed alleging lack of […]

TTCC Inmates Continue to Report Dangerous Conditions with Gang Members, No Employment, Limited Access to Law Library

TTCC Inmates Continue to Report Dangerous Conditions with Gang Members, No Employment, Limited Access to Law Library

“SOMETIMES THEY HAVE KNIVES + SOMETIMES THEY DON’T” by Sharon Rondeau (Jul. 23, 2016) — On Friday, The Post & Email received a number of letters from inmates at the Trousdale Turner Correctional Center (TTCC), about which we have reported extensively since early May. TTCC is located in Trousdale County, TN, and was considered an […]

Sources: Slight Improvements Noted at Trousdale Turner Correctional Center

Sources:  Slight Improvements Noted at Trousdale Turner Correctional Center

PRIVATE SECURITY GUARDS, NO EMPLOYMENT, INACCESSIBILITY OF LAW LIBRARY REMAIN by Sharon Rondeau (Jul. 1, 2016) — Two inmates at the Trousdale Turner Correctional Complex (TTCC) with whom The Post & Email has been corresponding have reported this week that minor improvements in living conditions at the facility have been made. Both inmates wrote in […]

Why Has the AP Pulled its Article on Private Prison Problems?

Why Has the AP Pulled its Article on Private Prison Problems?

REPORT PUBLICIZED TDOC INTERNAL MEMO CITING EXCESSIVE FORCE, UNDERSTAFFING, UNEXPLAINED SOLITARY CONFINEMENT by Sharon Rondeau (Jun. 10, 2016) — On May 24, The New York Times published an Associated Press article reporting understaffing with resulting consequences for prisoners at the Trousdale Turner Correctional Center (TTCC) in Hartsville, Trousdale County, TN. While assembling research for a […]

Report: Trousdale Turner Has Incurred Nine Inmate Deaths Since Opening

Report:  Trousdale Turner Has Incurred Nine Inmate Deaths Since Opening

IN LAWLESS TENNESSEE by Sharon Rondeau (Jun. 8, 2016) — Early last month, The Post & Email began receiving reports from an inmate at the Trousdale Turner Correctional Center (TTCC) in Hartsville, TN describing severe understaffing resulting in solitary confinement for 23 hours each day, including for minimum-security inmates. The prison is operated by Corrections […]

Prison Concerns: Medical, Mental Health, Confinement, Nutrition, Retaliation

Prison Concerns:  Medical, Mental Health, Confinement, Nutrition, Retaliation

INMATES’ RELATIVES SAY INCARCERATION “A BUSINESS” by Sharon Rondeau (May 24, 2016) — Several more relatives of inmates at a privately-run prison in Hartsville, Trousdale County, TN have come forward to detail their observations of conditions within the facility and the effects on their respective loved ones. The Trousdale County Correctional Center (TTCC) in Hartsville […]

Why Was Jerome Johnson Moved to Medium Security?

Why Was Jerome Johnson Moved to Medium Security?

“NOTHING BUT RETALIATION” by Sharon Rondeau (Dec. 23, 2015) — In a letter received on Monday, NWCX inmate Jerome L. Johnson informed The Post & Email that he has been inexplicably relocated from the minimum-security building where he was housed to a medium-security area populated by a significant number of gang members. A letter from […]

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 […]

Inmate Incident Reports Altered One Day After Legislative Hearing on Prison Safety, Violence, Staffing Shortages

Inmate Incident Reports Altered One Day After Legislative Hearing on Prison Safety, Violence, Staffing Shortages

INDIVIDUAL REPORTS NOW SAY “ASSAULT;” MASTER REPORT CITED “ILLNESS” AS CAUSE FOR HOSPITALIZATION by Sharon Rondeau (Sep. 5, 2015) — On Friday, The Post & Email received a letter from Northwest Correctional Complex (NWCX) inmate Bryant K. Lewis, who has written to us over the summer in a series of letters about violence within the […]

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 Citizens Allowed to Testify to Davidson County Grand Jury

Tennessee Citizens Allowed to Testify to Davidson County Grand Jury

BUT NOT IN MCMINN OR MONROE COUNTIES by Sharon Rondeau (Oct. 27, 2014) — On September 26, 2014, the Davidson County, TN grand jury issued a report covering a three-month period in which it stated that “charges should be brought against Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey and Speaker of the House Beth Hardwell [sic]” for allegedly […]

Tennesseans Appear Unaware of Public Corruption in Their State

Tennesseans Appear Unaware of Public Corruption in Their State

“QUIET” DESCENDS AFTER POST & EMAIL READER DETAILS GOVERNMENT CORRUPTION IN THE VOLUNTEER STATE by Sharon Rondeau (Sep. 20, 2014) — In response to an article at the Political Outcast blog entitled “What Happens if ISIS Attacks in Tennessee:  A Second Amendment Response,” commenters apparently from the Volunteer State discussed what their responses might be […]

McMinn County, TN Grand Jury Obstructed by Foreman…Again

McMinn County, TN Grand Jury Obstructed by Foreman…Again

“A JUDICIAL DICTATORSHIP” by Sharon Rondeau (Feb. 18, 2014) — On Tuesday, Walter Francis Fitzpatrick, III (Ret.) attempted to bring a criminal complaint to the McMinn County, TN grand jury naming the foreman, Atty. Jeff Cunningham, McMinn County Sheriff Joe Guy, various Tenth Judicial District judges, McMinn County Court Clerk Rhonda Cooley, and others as […]