Inmate Lawsuit Challenging Denial of Court Access to be Settled

Inmate Lawsuit Challenging Denial of Court Access to be Settled

“NEGOTIATED IN GOOD FAITH” by Sharon Rondeau (Jul. 7, 2018) — A federal lawsuit filed in 2014 by former TDOC inmate Robert Z. Whipple, III has reached a tentative settlement, according to a document dated July 3, 2018 posted at the federal PACER repository. The order is signed by U.S. Magistrate Judge John S. Bryant […]

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 […]

Will Robert Z. Whipple III Receive Parole?

Will Robert Z. Whipple III Receive Parole?

HEARING HELD WEDNESDAY, MORE THAN FOUR YEARS PAST ELIGIBILITY DATE by Sharon Rondeau (Apr. 19, 2018) — As was discussed on Thursday morning’s edition of the “Nooganomics” radio show hosted by David Tulis, TDOC inmate Robert Z. Whipple, III had a parole hearing on Wednesday which, according to his TDOC online record, was long overdue. […]

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 […]

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 […]