- Associated Press - Friday, August 21, 2015

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (AP) - Hall County supervisors have fired the county corrections director and assistant director.

Director Fred Ruiz and assistant director Jimmy Vann were fired in board votes after each met behind closed doors with the supervisors on Thursday. Supervisors declined to say publicly why the men were dismissed. Neither man would comment about their firings.

One of four former corrections officers who attended the public meeting presented supervisors with a letter that said they and other officers had quit their jobs because of management issues under Ruiz and Vann.

The board hired a law firm in June to investigate the jail management after a 30-year jail worker retired and submitted a letter that detailed her management and operational concerns at the jail. Her lawyer says the woman is considering suing the county.

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