In FY 2008-09, there were 158 completed escapes, 150 or 94.9% were recaptured as of July 1, 2009. Of the 150 who were recaptured, 92 or 67.6% were recaptured within 24 hours of their escape
Of the 158 completed escapes, 151 (95.6%) were from non-secure work release/contract centers; 6 (3.8%) were from a work camp/road prison, and 1 (0.6%) of the inmates who escaped was housed in prison but was on an outside work detail when he escaped.
There were 14 attempted (and foiled) escapes from Florida correctional facilities during Fiscal Year 2008-09.
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.