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Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Michael D. Crews

Florida Department of Corrections
Michael D. Crews, Secretary

Escapes

There were 191 escapes from all DC facilities during FY 1996-97. The majority (85.9%) were escapes from minimum custody facilities, such as work release centers. 86.9% have been recaptured, and about 51.2% of those were recaptured within 24 hours of their escape.

A total of nine inmates escaped from major institutions during FY 1996-97, compared to 13 the previous fiscal year. Of the total nine inmates who escaped from major institutions, seven (77.8%) were recaptured. For a copy of the Florida Department of Corrections' monthly "Inmate Escape Report," call the Bureau of Research and Data Analysis at (850) 410-4485 or SunCom 210-4485.

Total Inmate Escapes over 10 Fiscal Years


Total Inmate Escapes over 10 Fiscal Years:  Dropped from 1,640 in 1987 to 191 in 1997.

Escapes by Month


Escapes by Month - March was the highest with 22.  April was the lowest with 4.

Escapes by Type of Institution

(FY 1995-96)

Type of Institution Escapes by Facilities Recaptures Recaptures Within 24 Hrs.
Major Institutions 9 4.7% 7 77.8% 5 71.4%
Work Camps and Road Prisons 18 9.4% 16 88.9% 9 56.3%
Community Correctional Centers and Drug Treatment Centers 164 85.9% 143 87.2% 71 49.7%
TOTAL 191 100.00% 166 86.9% 85 51.2%