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Gustavo Rivera, 26, of Brandon was found by deputies hanging by bedsheets from a ventilation grill during a fire drill at 3:45 a.m. Attempts to revive him failed, said J.D. Callaway, a spokesman for the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office. Click here for full story.
Unlike the previous two suicides, Friday’s death involved a federal prisoner. Tran was among 75 inmates the jail is holding for the U.S. Marshals Service. He had been in custody in Hernando since Nov. 21. Click here for full story.
At the Hernando jail, uncertified officers do virtually the same work as their certified colleagues, only at lower salaries. Click here for full story.