​Dallas, PA – Jasen Bohinski, acting superintendent of the State Correctional Institution at Dallas, reported that inmate Tuan Tran, 63, was found unresponsive in his cell on March 19, 2024. Prison staff immediately responded and provided life-saving measures until facility medical personnel arrived. Tran was transported by EMS to Wilkes-Barre General Hospital. Tran was pronounced deceased at 11:27 a.m. on March 19, 2024. 

Tran was serving a life sentence for First Degree Murder CC2502a on a Philadelphia County conviction. He arrived at SCI Dallas on March 11, 1999.

In accordance with state policy, Pennsylvania State Police were notified and will conduct an investigation. The official cause of death will be determined by the Luzerne County Coroner's Office.

The deceased's next-of-kin has been notified.


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