Is the Hawkins County Jail Abusing Inmates?

Is the Hawkins County Jail Abusing Inmates?

INMATE FORMERLY HOUSED THERE ALLEGES BEATINGS, EXTENDED LOCKDOWN PERIODS, DEATHS by Sharon Rondeau (Jul. 7, 2016) — In a recent letter from a Tennessee state inmate, The Post & Email was told that the Hawkins County, TN jail carries out off-camera beatings of inmates and that the facility is “one of the worst jails around.” […]

The Hard Hearts of Tennessee

The Hard Hearts of Tennessee

“HOW DO I GET SOME MEDICAL HELP BEFORE I DIE?” by Sharon Rondeau (Nov. 5, 2015) — The following letters were received from Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) inmate Donald Lynch on Monday and relates to ongoing medical problems he has had while incarcerated at the Northwest Correctional Complex (NWCX) in Tiptonville, TN. Other inmates […]

Good News on TDOC Inmate Timothy Aaron Baxter, Surgery Completed

Good News on TDOC Inmate Timothy Aaron Baxter, Surgery Completed

MEDICAL CARE REPORTEDLY VERY DIFFICULT TO OBTAIN; INMATES CHARGED FOR SICK CALLS AND SERVICES by Sharon Rondeau (Oct. 13, 2015) — The Post & Email has been informed by Linda Riddle, mother of Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) Timothy Aaron Baxter, that her son has undergone necessary surgery on his jaw which had caused a […]

Update on Seriously Ill TDOC Inmate Timothy Aaron Baxter

Update on Seriously Ill TDOC Inmate Timothy Aaron Baxter

“IT WAS LIKE TORTURE” by Sharon Rondeau (Aug. 11, 2015) — On August 3, The Post & Email published portions of a letter written by Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) inmate Timothy Aaron Baxter to his father describing his severe illness from a staph infection in his jaw which reportedly has gone untreated for at […]

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 Inmate Loses in Court But Wins Elsewhere

Tennessee Inmate Loses in Court But Wins Elsewhere

SURGERY SCHEDULED FOR MONDAY, JULY 13 by Sharon Rondeau (Jul. 9, 2015) — Following a three-day trial on June 24, 25 and 26, a jury empaneled by the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee decided in favor of three defendants named in a civil suit brought by state inmate Timothy Aaron Baxter […]

Will There Be Justice for Timothy Aaron Baxter?

Will There Be Justice for Timothy Aaron Baxter?

JURY TRIAL SCHEDULED ONLY EIGHT DAYS AFTER PRE-TRIAL CONFERENCE by Sharon Rondeau (Jun. 20, 2015) — On Tuesday, June 16, Tennessee Department of Corrections (TDOC) prisoner #304285, Timothy Aaron Baxter, appeared at a pre-trial conference in Jackson, TN for his federal lawsuit filed for injuries sustained after two correctional officers assaulted him with an axe […]

The Post & Email Calls Out Tennessee Prison Warden for Prisoners-for-Profit, Intimidation

The Post & Email Calls Out Tennessee Prison Warden for Prisoners-for-Profit, Intimidation

“A REPLICA OF NAZI GERMANY” by Sharon Rondeau (Jun. 16, 2015) — The following letter has been placed in Tuesday morning’s mail to the two recipients indicated in response to a series of letters received from CDR Walter Francis Fitzpatrick, III (Ret.) describing increasing threats, intimidation, unwarranted write-ups, the unmet need for medical and dental […]

TDOC Communications Director Promises to Relay Fitzpatrick Medical Request to Appropriate Staff

TDOC Communications Director Promises to Relay Fitzpatrick Medical Request to Appropriate Staff

WILL THEY GET THE MESSAGE? by Sharon Rondeau (Jun. 5, 2015) — At 4:00 p.m. EDT on Friday, The Post & Email contacted the Tennessee Department of Corrections (TDOC) Commissioner’s office at (615) 253-8200 and spoke with Communications Director Neysa Taylor regarding a request for medical and dental attention received from CDR Walter Francis Fitzpatrick, […]

Prison Inmate Beaten, Permanently Injured Reports Videos of Incident Have Disappeared

Prison Inmate Beaten, Permanently Injured Reports Videos of Incident Have Disappeared

PRISON WORKER FRAMES INCIDENT AS “ASSAULT ON STAFF” by Sharon Rondeau (May 9, 2015) — In a telephone conversation on Friday afternoon, NWCX prisoner Timothy Aaron Baxter told The Post & Email that videos of a beating he sustained on September 11, 2009 at the West Tennessee State Penitentiary have “disappeared.” Last week, Baxter described […]