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Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Michael D. Crews

Florida Department of Corrections
Michael D. Crews, Secretary

Escapes

There were 276 escapes from all DC facilities during FY 1995-96. The majority (87.7%) were escapes from minimum custody facilities, such as work release centers. 88.4% have been recaptured, and about 41.4% of those were recaptured within 24 hours of their escape.

A total of 13 inmates escaped from major institutions during FY 1995-96, compared to 37 the previous fiscal year. Of the total (13) inmates who escaped from major institutions, all 13 (100%) were recaptured. For a copy of the Florida Department of Corrections' monthly "Inmate Escape Report" call the Bureau of Research and Data Analysis at (904) 488-1801 or SunCom 278-1801.

Total Inmate Escapes over 10 Fiscal Years

Total Inmate Escapes over 10 Fiscal Years:  Fell from 1,234 in 1986-87 to 276 in 1995-96.

Escapes by Month

Escapes by Month:  October was the largest month with 33.  March was the smallest month with 15 escapes.

 

Escapes by Type of Institution

(FY 1995-96)
Type of Institution Escapes by Facilities Recaptures Recaptures Within 24 Hrs.
Major Institutions 13 4.70% 13 100.00% 8 61.50%
Work Camps and Road Prisons 21 7.60% 17 81.00% 11 64.70%
Community Correctional Centers and Drug Treatment Centers 242 87.70% 214 88.40% 82 38.30%
TOTAL 276 100.00% 244 88.40% 101 41.40%