In FY 2003-04, there were 109 completed escapes, 102 or 93.6% were recaptured as of July 1, 2004. Of the 102 who were recaptured, 58 or 56.9% were recaptured within 24 hours of their escape.
One of those 109 escapes was in a state prison facility when they escaped. 99 (90.8%) were from non-secure work release/contract centers; seven (6.4%) were from a work camp/road prison, and two (1.8%) of the inmates who escaped were housed in prison but were on an outside work detail when they escaped.
There were two attempted (and foiled) escapes in FY 2003-04 compared to 16 in FY 2002-03.
The low number of 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.