Inmate Robert Whipple Remains Incarcerated after Parole Granted a Month Ago

Inmate Robert Whipple Remains Incarcerated after Parole Granted a Month Ago

CLAIMS “RETALIATION,” “BAD FAITH” NEGOTIATIONS; CONTINUES LAWSUIT FOR COURT ACCESS by Sharon Rondeau (May 18, 2018) — Copies of two letters received on Friday from Bledsoe County Correctional Complex (BCCX) inmate Robert Z. Whipple, III, #399615, indicate that not only has he not been released from prison after the Tennessee Board of Parole awarded him […]

Robert Z. Whipple III Reports Parole Granted

Robert Z. Whipple III Reports Parole Granted

A “GOOD” KIND OF “NERVOUS” by Sharon Rondeau (May 1, 2018) — In a letter received on Tuesday, Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) inmate Robert Z. Whipple III wrote that his parole hearing on April 18 has resulted in a positive decision for his release from prison “in a couple weeks.” Whipple said that he […]

Federal Judge Orders Telephone Conference in Prison Law Library Case

Federal Judge Orders Telephone Conference in Prison Law Library Case

OVER “BAD FAITH NEGOTIATION” CLAIM by Sharon Rondeau (Apr. 17, 2018) — On April 3, 2018, BCCX inmate Robert Z. Whipple, III notified Tennessee Department of Correction Commissioner (TDOC) Tony Parker that the “negotiated” installation of the Westlaw legal research tool as a substitute for the access he was denied to the prison’s federal law […]

Tennessee: Prison Law Library Access Granted…

Tennessee:  Prison Law Library Access Granted…

THEN TAKEN AWAY BY STEALTH by Sharon Rondeau (Apr. 10, 2018) — After reporting approximately five weeks ago that the “Westlaw” legal resource had been installed at the Bledsoe County Correctional Complex (BCCX) in Pikeville for use by the prison population, inmate Robert Z. Whipple III, #399615, reported in an April 3, 2018 letter that […]

Why the Hassle about Law Library Access?

Why the Hassle about Law Library Access?

REPORT:  FINALLY, BCCX ANNEX INMATES PROVIDED MEANS TO CONDUCT LEGAL RESEARCH by Sharon Rondeau (Mar. 4, 2018) — In a letter received on Thursday dated February 26, 2018, Bledsoe County Correctional Complex (BCCX) inmate Robert Z. Whipple, III provided an update on his reported lack of access to the prison law library for a number […]

BCCX Continues to Prevent Inmates from Accessing “Adequate” Law Library

BCCX Continues to Prevent Inmates from Accessing “Adequate” Law Library

IN DEFIANCE OF DECADES-OLD U.S. SUPREME COURT RULING by Sharon Rondeau (Sep. 28, 2017) — An inmate at the Bledsoe County Correctional Complex (BCCX) in Pikeville, TN reported to the American Correctional Association (ACA) that he and others residing in the prison “annex” are prohibited from using the federal law library located at the facility […]