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Rick Scott, Governor
Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Julie L. Jones

Florida Department of Corrections
Julie L. Jones, Secretary


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.

Escapes Over a Ten Year Period
Fell from 211 in 91-92 to 97 in 00-01

Escapes by Month
Work Release  was hightest in July and June with 14 and 15 escapes respectively.  Correctional Institutions only had escapes in July, February, April, May and June.

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