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Six reprimanded in suicide at jail

Two guards and four of their superiors received written reprimands for their part in the death of Hernando County Jail inmate Truoc Tran. The reprimands were made public Thursday in Corrections Corporation of America's report on the Jan. 27 suicide. The Sheriff's Office ruled that Tran hanged himself with a piece of his shirt and that he had been planning the suicide for weeks. That conclusion was backed up by the company's report. Most of the findings had already been reported. Guards Eric Chase and Gary Gonzalez received notices for not performing checks on Tran every 30 minutes as policies required. Video surveillance showed that almost two hours passed before anyone found Tran dead. The supervisors who were reprimanded included chief of security Douglas Fender, shift supervisor Adam Nigro, assistant shift supervisor Daniel Quinones and senior correctional officer Robert Trautman. The reprimands came with "fair warning that any similar violation in the future could result in additional disciplinary action up to termination."

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