TTCC Inmate Reports “Major Gang War”

TTCC Inmate Reports “Major Gang War”

ON THANKSGIVING DAY? by Sharon Rondeau (Dec. 18, 2016) — Another inmate from the Trousdale Turner Correctional Complex (TTCC) has reported in a letter that “the entire facility is on lockdown due to a major gang war between the ‘Crips’ and the ‘Bloods.’ This is largely due to the understaffing and poor oversight at this […]

Tennessee Prison Now in Federal Sight

Tennessee Prison Now in Federal Sight

BUT WILL ANYTHING BE DONE? by Sharon Rondeau (Oct. 4, 2016) — On Tuesday an individual from the U.S. House of Representatives was reading a story at The Post & Email written in June about the Trousdale Turner Correctional Center (TTCC), a privately-run prison located in Trousdale County, TN. Since early May, The Post & […]

TTCC Conditions Horrific, Say Inmate Relatives

TTCC Conditions Horrific, Say Inmate Relatives

“HARTSVILLE PRISON CONTINUES TO TREAT HUMANS WORSE THAN ANIMALS” by Sharon Rondeau (Sep. 23, 2016) — On Friday at 9:56 AM EDT, the following message was sent to Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) Communications Director Neysa Taylor: Good morning, Ms. Taylor, I know last month you claimed that the dozens of reports I have received […]

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 […]

TTCC Inmate Reports “Diabetics Being Taken Out of Here on Stretchers Because They Didn’t Get Their Insulin”

TTCC Inmate Reports “Diabetics Being Taken Out of Here on Stretchers Because They Didn’t Get Their Insulin”

A “CRUEL PUNISHMENT” by Anonymous Inmate, TTCC, Trousdale County, TN (Jun. 6, 2016) — [Editor’s Note:  The following letter was received by The Post & Email on June 4, 2016 and supports other inmates’ reports over the last month of understaffing, substandard accommodations, irregular dispensing of insulin and other medications, and a facility maintained in […]

Multiple Eyewitness Accounts About CCA Prison Continue to Pour In

Multiple Eyewitness Accounts About CCA Prison Continue to Pour In

“THEY’VE BEEN ON THE NEWS FOR THE LAST FEW DAYS” by Sharon Rondeau (Jun. 5, 2016) — As has occurred over the last five weeks, letters from inmates at the Trousdale Turner Correctional Center (TTCC) in Hartsville, TN continue to arrive describing draconian conditions within the newly-minted facility which opened its doors in January. As […]

Report: Trousdale CCA Prison Taking “Most Dangerous Inmates”

Report:  Trousdale CCA Prison Taking “Most Dangerous Inmates”

“WHY CAN’T THEY OPEN A NEW FACILITY AND OPERATE IT SAFELY?” by Sharon Rondeau (Jun. 4, 2016) — [Editor’s Note:  A letter from a Tennessee inmate received on Saturday reports that a privately-run prison in Hartsville, Trousdale County, TN about which The Post & Email has written previously has taken in a significant number of […]

The New York Times, AP Report Understaffing, Cessation of New Prisoner Arrivals at Trousdale County, TN CCA Facility

The New York Times, AP Report Understaffing, Cessation of New Prisoner Arrivals at Trousdale County, TN CCA Facility

INMATE, VISITOR REPORTS TO THE POST & EMAIL CORROBORATED BY NATIONAL NEWS OUTLET by Sharon Rondeau (May 25, 2016) — An article written by the Associated Press published in The New York Times on Tuesday afternoon corroborates the accounts of a number of inmates’ relatives as well as an inmate concerning short-staffing at the Trousdale […]

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 […]

Private Prison Corporation Representative Initially Responds to The Post & Email, Then Goes Dark and Quiet

Private Prison Corporation Representative Initially Responds to The Post & Email, Then Goes Dark and Quiet

QUESTIONS ABOUT INMATE CLASSIFICATIONS, STAFFING, POLICIES REMAIN UNANSWERED by Sharon Rondeau (May 20, 2016) — On Tuesday, The Post & Email shared excerpts of letters received from a Tennessee prison inmate describing his new surroundings in a privately-run, as opposed to state-run, prison. Correction Corporation of America (CCA) operates the newly-opened prison at Hartsville, TN […]