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California Men’s Colony Inmate Walks-Away from Work Assignment

San Luis Obispo – On November 30, 2009, at approximately 10:20 p.m., inmate Bryan Sims was discovered to be missing from his assigned job at the California Men’s Colony Waste Water Treatment Plant. Sims was last seen at approximately 9:40 p.m. by the Plant Supervisor and is now considered a walk-away. He was last seen wearing a lime green prison jumpsuit, a state issued blue denim jacket, and brown work boots, but he may have discarded them.

Inmate Sims is a 34-year-old White male, 6’ tall, and weighs 276 pounds. He has blonde hair and hazel eyes, but currently has a shaven head and a goatee. He has the following tattoos: one that says “SHANNON” on his chest; one that says “SHANNONS PLAY GROUND” on his stomach; a tribal symbol on his upper back; a tribal band on his upper right arm; and a tribal symbol on his upper right leg.

Sims was received by CMC on March 9, 2009. He was committed to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation on October 22, 2008 from Ventura County with an eight-year sentence for receiving stolen property. A review of his records has revealed a non-violent history. He was housed at CMC’s Minimum Support Facility, and was scheduled for release in August 5, 2014.

Anyone seeing Sims should contact local law enforcement immediately.

California Men’s Colony employs 1,850 people and provides secure housing for approximately 6,500 minimum- and medium-security inmates. The prison provides offenders academic and vocational education programs, work skills in prison industries and inmate self-help group activities. In addition, CMC contains a minimum-security camp program for fire suppression, conservation and other community service work.