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Lincoln Man Sentenced for Escape

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Nebraska

On December 20, 2013, Michael James Sands, age 35 of Lincoln, was sentenced to six months in prison, (time-served), for escape.  On June 13, 2013, Sands failed to return as scheduled from a job site to a work release facility in Hastings, Nebraska, where he was serving a sentence for violation of supervised release following an earlier federal prison term for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.  Sands returned to the Hastings facility approximately 24 hours late.  He was arrested on the escape charge on June 20, 2013, and has remained in custody since that date.  Sands will serve an additional one year on supervised release after completing the prison term.

This case was investigated by the United States Marshals Service.

Updated January 29, 2015