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

Florida Department of Corrections
Michael D. Crews, Secretary

Escapes

Escape Report Summary
for FY 2006-07

  • In FY 2006-07, there were 142 completed escapes, and 135 (95.1%) where the escapee was recaptured as of July 1, 2007. Of the 135 escapees who were recaptured, 62 (45.9%) were recaptured within 24 hours of their escape.

  • None of the 142 escapes were from a state prison facility; 137 (96.5%) escapes were from non-secure work release/contract centers; 4 (2.8%) escapes were from a work camp/road prison; and 1 (0.7%) escape took place while the inmate was being transported from a reception center.

  • There were 2 attempted (and foiled) escapes in FY 2006-07, compared to 7 in FY 2005-06.

  • 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 1997-98 (191 escapes) to 2001-02 (63 escapes) and increases to 142 escapes in 2006-07


Escapes by Quarter
for FY 2006-07

Work Release was hightest in April-June 2007 with 52 escapes.  Correctional Institutions had one escapein Jul-Sep 2006. Work Camp/Road Prisons escapes were only three; all in Apr-Jun 2007.


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