In FY 2009-10, there were 150 completed escapes, 144 or 96.0% were recaptured as of July 1. Of the 144 who were recaptured, 86 or 64.2% were recaptured within 24 hours of their escape.
Of the 150 completed escapes, 146 (97.3%) were from non-secure work release/contract centers; 3 (2.0%) were from a work camp/road prison, and 1 (0.7%) of the inmates who escaped was housed in prison but was on an outside work detail when he escaped.
There were 5 attempted (and foiled) escapes from Florida correctional facilities during Fiscal Year 2009-10.
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.