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Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Julie L. Jones

Florida Department of Corrections
Julie L. Jones, Secretary


Escape Report Summary
for FY 2004-2005

  • In FY 2004-05, there were 118 completed escapes, of which 110 or 93.2% were recaptured as of July 1, 2005. Of the 110 who were recaptured, 63 or 57.3% were recaptured within 24 hours of their escape.

  • Four (3.4%) of those 118 escapes were in a state prison facility when they escaped; 107 (90.7%) were from non-secure work release/contract centers; 3 (2.5%) were from a work camp/road prison, and 4 (3.4%) were housed in prison but on an outside work detail when they escaped.

  • There were seven attempted (and foiled) escapes in FY 2004-05 compared to two in FY 2003-04.

  • To ensure public safety and to reduce escapes from inside prisons, the Department focuses on 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
Chart shows steady decrease from 1994-95 (308 escapes) to 2001-02 (63 escapes) and increases to 118 escapes in 2004-05

Escapes by Month
Work Release was hightest in April 2005 with 15 escapes.  Correctional Institutions had three escapes each in months of August 2004 and April 2005. Work Camp/Road Prisons escapes were one each month during August 2004, April and May 2005.

This section of the 2004-05 Annual Report is also provided as an Adobe Acrobat file. Acrobat Reader, a free program is required. Download the one-page section (234K PDF file) for printing or viewing.

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