Report: MCCX Inmates Assaulted by Correction Officer

Report:  MCCX Inmates Assaulted by Correction Officer

FURTHER EVIDENCE OF “HANDS-ON TRAINING” by Sharon Rondeau (Apr. 9, 2017) — In what appears to be corroboration of recent accounts from inmates at the Morgan County Correctional Complex (MCCX) in Wartburg, TN, a reliable source has told The Post & Email that an inmate with possible special needs was “assaulted” and his cellmate “shoved […]

Wheelchair-Bound Inmate Files Grievance on Alleged Punch to Ribcage by Correction Officer

Wheelchair-Bound Inmate Files Grievance on Alleged Punch to Ribcage by Correction Officer

“I LOST BALANCE AND FELL” by Sharon Rondeau (Feb. 26, 2017) — An inmate at Tennessee’s Morgan County Correctional Complex (MCCX) reported by means of a formal grievance that he was punched in his right rib cage by a correction officer early last month. The inmate, Richard A. Mayers, requires a wheelchair and has reported […]

Tennessee Inmate Describes “Hands-On Training” by Correction Officers

Tennessee Inmate Describes “Hands-On Training” by Correction Officers

“LIKE A CANCER ALL ACROSS THE REST OF THE STATE” by Sharon Rondeau (Nov. 13, 2016) — The Post & Email recently received a letter from an inmate at the Morgan County Correctional Complex (MCCX), reputed by some to be one of the better Tennessee prisons, describing “hands-on training” exercised by correction officers against inmates. […]

Inmate Who Claimed Beating, Shattered Eardrum Relocated

Inmate Who Claimed Beating, Shattered Eardrum Relocated

“THANKING YOU MOST KINDLY” by Sharon Rondeau (Sep. 19, 2016) — In a July 30 article titled, “Can Prison Wardens Be Criminally Charged for Inmate Injuries Occurring Under Their Watch?” The Post & Email published a detailed letter from TDOC inmate Richard Mayers, who had written us three successive letters over a short period of time […]

Walter Fitzpatrick Weighs in on Hillary Clinton Email Scandal

Walter Fitzpatrick Weighs in on Hillary Clinton Email Scandal

“‘WE THE PEOPLE’ HAVE THE LAST WORD” by LCDR Walter Francis Fitzpatrick, III (Ret.), TDOC #540003, WTSP (Jul. 17, 2016) — [Editor’s Note: The following is a portion of a 12-page letter received on Monday, July 11 from Tennessee inmate Walter Francis Fitzpatrick, III.  Fitzpatrick served 20 years in the U.S. Navy until his retirement […]

Tennessee Inmate Beaten Unconscious Describes Ordeal

Tennessee Inmate Beaten Unconscious Describes Ordeal

“HE HAS BLOOD ON HIS CLOTHES” by Sharon Rondeau (Jun. 27, 2016) — On June 14, 2016, The Post & Email first reported allegations received from a credible source that a West Tennessee State Penitentiary (WTSP) inmate had been beaten by a number of correction officers until unconscious in early April in apparent retaliation for […]

Report: Inmate Beaten Unconscious by Six Correction Officers; No Press Coverage

Report:  Inmate Beaten Unconscious by Six Correction Officers; No Press Coverage

“KEVLAR BODY ARMOR, HARDENED PUNCHING GLOVES” ALLEGEDLY USED by Sharon Rondeau (Jun. 14, 2016) — Last week, The Post & Email learned of an inmate at the West Tennessee State Penitentiary (WTSP) who was reportedly pummeled into unconsciousness by as many as six heavily-defended correction officers after the inmate broke a window. WTSP is run […]

Why Has the AP Pulled its Article on Private Prison Problems?

Why Has the AP Pulled its Article on Private Prison Problems?

REPORT PUBLICIZED TDOC INTERNAL MEMO CITING EXCESSIVE FORCE, UNDERSTAFFING, UNEXPLAINED SOLITARY CONFINEMENT by Sharon Rondeau (Jun. 10, 2016) — On May 24, The New York Times published an Associated Press article reporting understaffing with resulting consequences for prisoners at the Trousdale Turner Correctional Center (TTCC) in Hartsville, Trousdale County, TN. While assembling research for a […]

Tennessee Prison System Reaches National Spotlight

Tennessee Prison System Reaches National Spotlight

WILL PRISON CONDITIONS IMPROVE OR WORSEN WITH SCHOFIELD’S IMMINENT DEPARTURE? by Sharon Rondeau (Jun. 9, 2016) — In a lengthy and detailed report published on Thursday by NBC News in its “U.S. News” section, Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam was quoted in his praise of Department of Correction head Derrick Schofield, who tendered his resignation last […]

Walter Fitzpatrick Breaks His Silence

Walter Fitzpatrick Breaks His Silence

“ROUGH AND ROUGHED” by Sharon Rondeau (Jun. 8, 2016) — After nearly two months, The Post & Email on Tuesday received two letters from Tennessee inmate Walter Francis Fitzpatrick, III. One was five pages and the other 15, with the second a follow-up to the first. Nearly two years ago, Fitzpatrick was sentenced to three […]

TDOC Commissioner Derrick Schofield Has Resigned

TDOC Commissioner Derrick Schofield Has Resigned

WILL BECOME “VP” WITH “WORLDWIDE” LEADER IN PRISON ADMINISTRATION by Sharon Rondeau (Jun. 1, 2016) — The embattled commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC), Derrick Schofield, has tendered his resignation, according to WSMV, Channel 4 in Nashville, to take an executive position in a “worldwide” correctional company. Schofield was hired in 2011 by […]

Tennessee Prison Confirms Walter Fitzpatrick “Still Here”

Tennessee Prison Confirms Walter Fitzpatrick “Still Here”

HEALTH AND WELFARE UNKNOWN by Sharon Rondeau (May 25, 2016) — Following approximately six weeks of silence from Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) inmate Walter Francis Fitzpatrick, III, The Post & Email contacted the West Tennessee State Penitentiary (WTSP) on Wednesday afternoon to inquire into his well-being. We were able to reach a female correction […]

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 […]

Fitzpatrick Case to be Appealed to U.S. Supreme Court

Fitzpatrick Case to be Appealed to U.S. Supreme Court

AFTER TENNESSEE HIGH COURT REFUSES TO HEAR APPEAL by Sharon Rondeau (Mar. 17, 2016) — On November 4, 2015, Atty. Van Irion filed an Application for Permission to Appeal to the Tennessee Supreme Court from the Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals on behalf of Walter Francis Fitzpatrick, III, who was incarcerated on August 19, 2014 […]

Walter Fitzpatrick Relocated

Walter Fitzpatrick Relocated

ARE NEW SURROUNDINGS MORE DANGEROUS THAN BEFORE? by Sharon Rondeau (Mar. 11, 2016) — By means of a letter received on Friday, The Post & Email learned that Tennessee inmate #540003, Walter Francis Fitzpatrick, III, was relocated to the West Tennessee State Penitentiary (WTSP), colloquially known as “West High,” on March 1. While we know […]

Report: NWCX Gang Member Stabbed After Property Theft

Report:  NWCX Gang Member Stabbed After Property Theft

DANGEROUS TENNESSEE PRISON CLASSIFIES GANG MEMBERS AS “MEDIUM SECURITY“ by Sharon Rondeau (Feb. 23, 2016) — A letter received on Monday from an inmate at the Northwest Correctional Complex (NWCX) in Tiptonville, TN reports that the stabbing of an inmate on February 9 triggered a three-day “lockdown” of Site 1, which houses the most dangerous […]