Tennessee Inmate Alleges Private Prisons “Really Dangerous”

Tennessee Inmate Alleges Private Prisons “Really Dangerous”

“IF YOUR NOT IN A GANG, YOU ARE IN DANGER!!!” by Sharon Rondeau (Jan. 15, 2017) — Like numerous others before him, an inmate relatively new to the Trousdale Turner Correctional Center (TTCC) in Hartsville, TN has told The Post & Email that privately-run prisons in the state are dominated by gang members and highly […]

How Can So Many Corroborating First-Hand Accounts be “Inaccurate?”

How Can So Many Corroborating First-Hand Accounts be “Inaccurate?”

IS “IMPRESSION” MORE IMPORTANT THAN TRUTH? by Sharon Rondeau (Sep. 20, 2016) — Since the first week of May, The Post & Email has been reporting on what has been described as abnormal and dangerous conditions at the Trousdale Turner Correctional Complex (TTCC) in Hartsville, TN. The new prison opened on January 6 of this […]

TDOC Spokeswoman: Reports of Dangerous Conditions at CCA-Run Prison “Inaccurate”

TDOC Spokeswoman:  Reports of Dangerous Conditions at CCA-Run Prison “Inaccurate”

WHO IS LYING, AND WHO IS TELLING THE TRUTH?  WHAT IS “GOOD JOURNALISM?” by Sharon Rondeau (Aug. 24, 2016) — On Monday, The Post & Email spoke with Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) spokeswoman Neysa Taylor about the myriad reports from inmates and their relatives describing an understaffed, gang-operated environment at the Trousdale Turner Correctional […]

Reflections on Outgoing TDOC Commissioner Derrick Schofield

Reflections on Outgoing TDOC Commissioner Derrick Schofield

“IT’S ABOUT MONEY” by Anonymous Inmate, TTCC, Hartsville, Trousdale County, TN (Jun. 17, 2016) — [Editor’s Note:  The following letter shares an inmate’s thoughts about Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) Commissioner Derrick Schofield, who resigned his post earlier this month and will work his last day on Monday.  Schofield was appointed by Gov. Bill Haslam […]

Tennessee Inmate Describes Rigged Prison, Parole Systems, Citing Constitutional, State, Federal Violations

Tennessee Inmate Describes Rigged Prison, Parole Systems, Citing Constitutional, State, Federal Violations

“NEVER GETTING OUT” by Anonymous Inmate (Jun. 16, 2016) — Editor’s Note:  The following report was received on June 4 from an inmate at the Trousdale Turner Correctional Center (TTCC) along with a letter corroborating the numerous reports The Post & Email has received over the last six weeks of short-staffing, substandard, cold food, nearly-continuous solitary […]