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Rick Scott, Governor
Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Michael D. Crews

Florida Department of Corrections
Timothy H. Cannon, Interim Secretary

Escapes

Escape Report Summary
for FY 2005-06

  • In FY 2005-06, there were 122 completed escapes, and 112 or 91.8% were recaptured as of July 1, 2006. Of the 112 who were recaptured, 61 or 54.5% were recaptured within 24 hours of their escape.

  • None (0.0%) of those 122 escapes were in a state prison facility when they escaped. 120 (98.4%) were from non-secure work release/contract centers; 1 (0.8%) was from a work camp/road prison, and 1 (0.8%) of the inmates who escaped was housed in prison but was on an outside work detail at the time of escape.

  • There were 7 attempted (and foiled) escapes in FY 2005-06, same as in FY 2004-05.

  • To ensure public safety and maintain low number of escapes from inside prisons, the Department bolsters 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 1996-97 (191 escapes) to 2001-02 (63 escapes) and increases to 122 escapes in 2005-06


Escapes by Quarter
for FY 2005-06

Work Release was hightest in April-June 2006 with 41 escapes.  Correctional Institutions had one escapein Apr-Jun 2006. Work Camp/Road Prisons escapes were only one Oct-Dec 2005.


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