Inmate Reports Prison Staff “Going Slow” on Emergency Grievance for Denial of Medication

Inmate Reports Prison Staff “Going Slow” on Emergency Grievance for Denial of Medication

MUST SKIP TWO MEALS A DAY TO “REDUCE PAIN” by Sharon Rondeau (Mar. 8, 2017) — An inmate at the Trousdale Turner Correctional Complex (TTCC) wrote in a letter received on Monday that the emergency grievance he filed over the abrupt discontinuation of his two prescription medications has not yet received a response. TTCC is […]

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 Alleges Abuse of Contracted Workers by Private Prison Operator

Inmate Alleges Abuse of Contracted Workers by Private Prison Operator

AND “FAKE JOBS” FOR INMATES AT TAXPAYERS’ EXPENSE by Sharon Rondeau (Feb. 21, 2017) — An inmate at the Trousdale Turner Correctional Complex (TTCC) in Hartsville, TN who has provided a recent number of reports alleging a prisoners-for-profit scheme, violated administrative policies and gang violence at the privately-run prison alleged in a February 4, 2017 […]

Private Prison Company Reports Higher Earnings, Citing Hartsville, TN Facility

Private Prison Company Reports Higher Earnings, Citing Hartsville, TN Facility

ARE THE INMATES RIGHT? by Sharon Rondeau (Feb. 9, 2017) — A NASDAQ report by private prison operator CoreCivic dated February 8, 2017 indicates the company earned increased revenues during the fourth quarter of 2016 and 2016 overall as compared to 2015. Formerly Corrections Corporation of America (CCA), CoreCivic operates detention facilities, reentry programs and […]

TTCC Inmate Report: Facility “Severely Understaffed and Overwhelmed”

TTCC Inmate Report: Facility “Severely Understaffed and Overwhelmed”

REFERS TO THANKSGIVING DAY INCIDENT AS “BRUTAL GANG WAR” by Anonymous Inmate, Trousdale Turner Correctional Center (TTCC) (Dec. 14, 2016) — [Editor’s Note:  The following letter was received on Friday, December 9, from an inmate not previously heard from who is housed at the Trousdale Turner Correctional Center (TTCC) in Hartsville, TN. The information he […]

TTCC Inmate’s Relative: “The Guards Beat Up My Son”

TTCC Inmate’s Relative:  “The Guards Beat Up My Son”

“BLACKED HIS EYE AND CHOPPED HIS TOOTH” by Sharon Rondeau (Dec. 9, 2016) — In response to an article published in June regarding the now-infamous Trousdale Turner Correctional Center (TTCC) in Hartsville, TN, the following comment was submitted from an inmate’s relative on Friday morning: My son was finally transfered out of TrousdaleTurner Thank god […]

Inmate Relative: TTCC in “Constant State of Lockdown for Over Five Weeks”

Inmate Relative:  TTCC in “Constant State of Lockdown for Over Five Weeks”

“MEDICAL CHAOS,” “BREACH IN SECURITY”… by an Inmate’s Relative (Oct. 10, 2016) — [Editor’s Note:  In the words of a family member whose loved one is housed at the Trousdale Turner Correctional Center (TTCC) in Hartsville, TN, the current conditions there are as follows.] They have been in a constant state of lockdown for over […]

Inmate Relative: “This Prison is a Zoo”

Inmate Relative:  “This Prison is a Zoo”

“THE WORST PRISON THEY’VE EVER BEEN TO” by Anonymous Family Member of TTCC Inmate (Sep. 28, 2016) — [Editor’s Note:  The following post was submitted in the form of two comments from a reader whose relative is incarcerated at the Trousdale Turner Correctional Center (TTCC) in Trousdale County, TN, a prison about which The Post […]

Reports of Continued Dire Conditions at Trousdale County, TN Prison

Reports of Continued Dire Conditions at Trousdale County, TN Prison

CLAIM:  MEDICATIONS NOT DISPENSED WHILE PRISON ON FREQUENT LOCKDOWN by Sharon Rondeau (Sep. 12, 2016) — A number of reports received since Friday evening continue to paint a dire picture of the Trousdale Turner Correctional Center (TTCC), in Hartsville, TN in Trousdale County. The prison opened in January and has been plagued with a variety […]

Trousdale Inmate Reports Privileges Earned Are Disregarded

Trousdale Inmate Reports Privileges Earned Are Disregarded

IN FAVOR OF NEW ARRIVALS by Sharon Rondeau (Sep. 6, 2016) — An inmate at the Trousdale Turner Correctional Center (TTCC) in Hartsville, TN reported through a letter received on Tuesday that despite his having arrived at the facility in late April as a minimum-security prisoner eager to work and with a history of good […]

Report: Gang Members “Jumped,” Beat Inmate to Steal New Pair of Shoes

Report:  Gang Members “Jumped,” Beat Inmate to Steal New Pair of Shoes

TENNESSEE’S PRISON GULAG by Sharon Rondeau (Sep. 3, 2016) — A family of an inmate housed at the Trousdale Turner Correctional Center (TTCC) in Hartsville, TN in for The Post Email on Saturday night that following the listing of a five-day lockdown, “they were taken off  this am. Then 2 hours later 6 gang members […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Corporate-Run Prison Limits Movement, Restroom Access, Embracing During Visitation

Corporate-Run Prison Limits Movement, Restroom Access, Embracing During Visitation

INMATE RELATIVE:  “THE PRIVATE PRISONS NEED TO GO” by Sharon Rondeau (May 23, 2016) — On Sunday, The Post & Email began to report first-hand accounts of living conditions, visitation, staffing, medical care and other issues shared with us by visitors to the Trousdale Turner Correctional Center (TTCC), a facility operated by Corrections Corporation of […]