Inmate on the loose after leaving Atlanta work assignment

Inmate on the loose after leaving Atlanta work assignment

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Seaveleang Nhim
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  • Seaveleang Nhim was at the Atlanta Transitional Center, authorities said.
  • People are advised to call 911 and not approach him.

A state inmate is on the loose after he didn’t return to a facility in Atlanta on Thursday morning, authorities said.

Seaveleang Nhim was on a work assignment from the Atlanta Transitional Center, the Georgia Department of Corrections said in a Twitter post.

The Atlanta Transitional Center, a minimum-security facility, is in the 300 block of Ponce de Leon Avenue. According to its website, its chief mission is to prepare men who are felons to be responsible citizens.


Nhim is serving a two-year sentence for methamphetamine possession, second-degree forgery and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, according to the DOC website. Convicted in Clayton County, he began serving his sentence in March.

Nhim is described as 5-foot-4 and 130 pounds, according to the DOC website. He has brown eyes, black hair and was last seen wearing civilian clothes.

If you see Nhim, call 911, but do not approach him, the DOC said.

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