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Rick Scott, Governor
Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Michael D. Crews

Florida Department of Corrections
Timothy H. Cannon, Interim Secretary

Escapes

There were 160 escapes from all DC facilities during FY 1998-99. The majority (93.1%) were escapes from minimum custody facilities, such as Community Correctional Centers. 85.6% have been recaptured, and 56.2% of those were recaptured within 24 hours of their escape.

A total of four inmates escaped from major institutions during FY 1998-99, compared to eight the previous fiscal year. Of the four inmates who escaped from major institutions, all four (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 (850) 410-4485 or SunCom 210-4485 or see the report online at http://www.dc.state.fl.us/ pub/escape/index.html.

 

Total Inmate Escapes Over 10 Fiscal Years

Total Escapes Over 10 Yrs. - Fell from 1,064 in 1989 to 160 in 1999.

 

Escapes by Month

Escapes by Month - March of 99 had the most escapes at 23, while August only had 6.

Escapes by Type of Institution
(FY 1998-99)

Type of Institution Escapes by Facilities Recaptures Recaptures Within 24 Hrs.
Major Institutions 4 2.5% 4 100.0% 1 25.0%
Work Camps and Road Prisons 7 4.4% 7 100.0% 6 85.7%
Community Correctional Centers
and Drug Treatment Centers
149 93.1% 126 84.5% 70 55.6%
TOTAL 160 100.0% 137 85.6% 77 56.2%