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      SC inmate missing from pre-release center

      COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Prison officials say an inmate at a pre-release work center in Columbia has been reported missing after he didn't show up for a count.

      Department of Corrections spokesman Clark Newsom said the inmate was supposed to work at a local restaurant Sunday but it's not clear whether he ever showed up. Newsom says 25-year-old Maurice Bailey was reported missing at 7 p.m. Sunday. He was last seen wearing a tan Corrections Department uniform.

      Bailey was in prison for common law robbery. His 5-year sentence started in 2011.

      Anyone with information about Bailey's whereabouts should call 803-896-2258.

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