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Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Michael D. Crews

Florida Department of Corrections
Michael D. Crews, Secretary

Escapes

Escape Report Summary for FY 2011-12

  • In FY 2011-12 , there were 171 completed escapes, 166 or 97% were recaptured as of July 1, 2012. Of the 166 who were recaptured, 105 or 63% were recaptured within 24 hours of their escape.
  • Of the 171 completed escapes, 161 (94%) were from non-secure work release/contract centers; 8 (5%) were from a work camp/road prison, and 2 (1%) of the inmates who escaped were housed in prison but were on an outside work detail when they escaped.
  • There were six attempted escapes in Fiscal Year 2011-12. 
Escapes Over a Ten Year Period
Chart shows steady increase from 2002-2003 (75 escapes) to 171 in 2011-2012.

Escapes by Quarter for FY 2011-12 by Facility Type
Work Release was hightest in January-March 2012 with 56 escapes.  Work Camp/Road Prisons escapes were only 8; 4 in July-September 2011; 1 in October-December 2011; 2 in January-March 2012 and one in April-June 12.  There were two escapes from a Correctional Institution, both in April-June 2012.