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Inmate missing from Community Corrections Center-Lincoln
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Inmate missing from Community Corrections Center-Lincoln

From the What you missed this week in notable Southeast Nebraska crimes and court cases series
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An inmate was reported missing from the Community Corrections Center-Lincoln on Saturday night, according to the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services.

Michael Simmons, 43, did not return to the facility after his work shift.

Simmons was sentenced to five years in prison after he was convicted of operating a motor vehicle during revocation in Saunders County and third degree domestic assault (second offense) in Douglas County. He started his sentence on Feb. 24, 2020, and has a tentative release date of Jan. 7, 2022.

Simmons is 6-foot-2, 240 pounds with blond hair and green eyes.

Michael Simmons


Anyone with knowledge of his whereabouts is asked to contact local authorities or the Nebraska State Patrol.

CCC-L is one of two community custody facilities operated by the state. Community custody is the lowest custody level and the least restrictive facility. Inmates are allowed to participate in work opportunities, attend school and religious services with prior approval and without direct supervision.


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Alex Lantz is a Lincoln native and University of Nebraska-Lincoln graduate who has had various roles at the Journal Star since 2012. He currently manages the news section on weekends and oversees the internship program.

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