Tennessee Inmate Reports Facial Disfigurement, Denial of Emergency Surgery Following “Brutal” Attack

Tennessee Inmate Reports Facial Disfigurement, Denial of Emergency Surgery Following “Brutal” Attack

“THE NEW PRISON DOCTOR IS APPALLED BY MY CONDITION” by Sharon Rondeau (Jun. 27, 2018) — On Wednesday, The Post & Email received a letter from an inmate at the Turney Center Industrial Complex (TCIX) in Only, TN describing a horrific attack resulting in life-altering facial and dental injuries which he claimed went untreated. Further, […]

Harmer Reports Suspected Sexual Harassment at MCCX

Harmer Reports Suspected Sexual Harassment at MCCX

ON THE PART OF STAFF by Sharon Rondeau (Feb. 23, 2018) — In two communications received earlier this month, Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) inmate Grenda Ray Harmer reported “harassment” on the part of a corrections officer during the third shift which he now believes is sexual in nature. In a February 8, 2018 memo […]

Trousdale Problems Continue, Inmates Say

Trousdale Problems Continue, Inmates Say

CONTRABAND, MEDICATIONS OFTEN NOT DISPENSED, DANGEROUS CONDITIONS, DISAPPEARING MAIL by Sharon Rondeau (Nov. 24, 2017) — In a letter postmarked November 17, 2017 and received on Monday, an inmate at the Trousdale Turner Correctional Center (TTCC) in Hartsville, TN reported alleged tampering with his “outgoing legal mail,” a common complaint among the prisoner population at […]

Tennessee Legislator to Appear Friday Morning on “Nooganomics” Show

Tennessee Legislator to Appear Friday Morning on “Nooganomics” Show

TOPIC:  TENNESSEE PRISONS by Sharon Rondeau (Nov. 9, 2017) — Following The Post & Email’s appearance on the “Nooganomics” radio show on Thursday, host David Tulis informed us that State Rep. John Ray Clemmons will be in his studio on Friday morning to answer questions about Tennessee’s prison system on the air. Tulis hosts the […]

TDOC Spokeswoman Says Inmate’s Letters “Fictitious”

TDOC Spokeswoman Says Inmate’s Letters “Fictitious”

BASED ON WHAT EVIDENCE? by Sharon Rondeau (Sep. 16, 2017) — Over the last two months, editor of Nooganomics David Tulis has received a number of letters from Tennessee inmate Grenda Harmer, #88710, a prolific writer and documentarian who has relentlessly pursued the exposure of corruption within the Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC). Harmer is […]

Inmate Report: “Locked Down and Doing Time with Bed-Bugs”

Inmate Report:  “Locked Down and Doing Time with Bed-Bugs”

“SQUALID DEHUMANIZING CONDITIONS” by Sharon Rondeau (Sep. 13, 2017) — In a letter received on Monday, an inmate at the South Central Correctional Facility (SCCF) in Clifton, TN reiterated a recent complaint made to WSMV Channel 4 in Nashville that there is a “bedbug infestation” at the facility. SCCF is owned and operated by CoreCivic, […]

Report: Inmate “High on Meth” Attacks Correction Officer at Tennessee Prison

Report:  Inmate “High on Meth” Attacks Correction Officer at Tennessee Prison

SPOKESMAN SAYS “SAFETY AND SECURITY” “TAKEN VERY SERIOUSLY” DESPITE MULTIPLE STAFF AND INMATE ASSAULTS by Sharon Rondeau (Sep. 12, 2017) — WSMV Channel 4 in Nashville reported on Friday another assault on a correction officer at the Trousdale Turner Correctional Center (TTCC) in Hartsville, TN. The assault is the second of which The Post & […]

Tennessee Denies Responsibility for Actions of Private Prison Employees

Tennessee Denies Responsibility for Actions of Private Prison Employees

BASED ON CASE LAW by Sharon Rondeau (Jul. 2, 2017) — Earlier this year, Tennessee inmate Ronald Allen, #356042, filed a complaint with the Claims Commission of the State of Tennessee, Middle Division, alleging “negligent care, custody or control of personal property and persons” arising from his incarceration at the Trousdale Turner Correctional Center (TTCC) […]

Was an Attack on Tennessee Correction Officers Truly “Unprovoked?”

Was an Attack on Tennessee Correction Officers Truly “Unprovoked?”

REPORT:  INMATES DENIED MEDICATIONS FOR THREE DAYS PRIOR TO INCIDENT by Sharon Rondeau (Apr. 17, 2017) — On April 8, 2017, three correction officers were injured at the Turney Center Industrial Complex (TCIX) in Only, TN allegedly by 16 inmates with possible “security threat group,” or gang, affiliations. One of the officers was reportedly taken […]

Inmate Report: Hepatitis C Virtually Ignored by Tennessee Department of Correction

Inmate Report:  Hepatitis C Virtually Ignored by Tennessee Department of Correction

“I’VE BEEN DENIED TREATMENT SINCE 2008” by Sharon Rondeau (Nov. 25, 2016) — The letter which follows was received on Monday, November 21. Its author, Omowale A. Shabazz, refers to reportage done by The Tennessean on the growing problem of Hepatitis C within Tennessee’s prison population and two lawsuits Shabazz has filed alleging lack of […]

TTCC Inmate Reports “Crazy” Situation with Medications

TTCC Inmate Reports “Crazy” Situation with Medications

“THESE PEOPLE COULD CARE LESS” by Sharon Rondeau (Sep. 17, 2016) — Since early May, The Post & Email has reported on a myriad of problems at the Trousdale Turner Correctional Center (TTCC) in Hartsville, TN stemming from severe short-staffing and what appears to be lackadaisical and ineffectual management. TTCC is owned and operated by […]

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 […]

Report: Another Inmate Death at Trousdale County Correctional Center

Report:  Another Inmate Death at Trousdale County Correctional Center

GANGS DOMINATE PRIVATELY-RUN PRISON WHOSE MANAGEMENT WILL NOT ANSWER QUESTIONS by Sharon Rondeau (Aug. 20, 2016) — On Friday evening, The Post & Email spoke with a relative of an inmate at the Trousdale County Correctional Center (TTCC) in Hartsville, TN, a privately-owned facility opened in January amid a staffing shortage which has allowed for […]

Wife of Tennessee CCA Inmate: “Medically, He’s Not Doing Well”

Wife of Tennessee CCA Inmate:  “Medically, He’s Not Doing Well”

THREE PRIVATE PRISONS IN JUST OVER THREE WEEKS, BUT NO MEDICAL CARE by Sharon Rondeau (Jun. 6, 2016) — In late April, Tennessee resident Bridget Thweatt spoke to Nashville-based television station WSMV regarding limited visitation time with her husband, James, who was then incarcerated at the Trousdale Turner Correctional Center (TTCC) in Hartsville, TN. In […]