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New work-release unit at Lincoln prison 'feels like we're in a resort,' inmate says
By omaha.com- Paul Hammel
Published: 04/15/2019

LINCOLN — A halo-shaped circle of light illuminates a central desk, overlooking a room that resembles a high school commons area.

There are padded chairs and tables, subtle-toned carpet, vending machines for snacks and pop, and couches surrounding flat-screen TVs. Huge murals depicting pictures of flowers adorn the walls, brightening the massive space and reducing noise. Just a few steps away is a room for yoga and working out.

Welcome to the state’s newest prison unit, a 160-bed facility at the Community Corrections Center-Lincoln for low-security female inmates in work-release programs, serving out the last few months of their felony sentences.

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