No Inmates Escaped from Secure Perimeter Prisons in FY 2000-01
In FY 2000-01, there were 97 completed escapes, 89 or 91.8% were recaptured as of July 17, 2001. Of the 89 who were recaptured, 66 or 77.6% were recaptured within 24 hours of their escape.
None of those 97 escapes were from the secure perimeter of a correctional institution. 84 (86.6%) were from non-secure work release/contract centers; nine (9.3%) were from a work camp/road prison, and four (4.1%) of the inmates who escaped were housed in prisons but were on an outside work detail when they escaped.
There were eight attempted (and foiled) escapes in FY 2000-01.
The decline in escapes from inside prisons can be attributed to three factors: a zero tolerance policy for escapes; the implementation of a comprehensive security audit program; and replacing and upgrading perimeter barriers including fences, razor wire and installing electronic detection systems.