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Florida Department of Corrections
Bureau of Research and Data Analysis
Michael W. Moore, Secretary
Direct questions to:
Maria Toscano or Bill Bales
(850) 488-1801 or SC 278-1801
2601 Blair Stone Road
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2500
This report provides information for the Fiscal Year (July - June) of 2001-2002 in reference to attempted escapes, escapes and recaptures from Florida’s correctional facilities. This report summarizes the following:
For purposes of this report attempted escape and escape are defined as follows:
An escape will be further defined as one of the following levels:
A perimeter escape is defined as an escape initiated from inside the perimeter of a correctional facility other than a community release facility.
The number of escapes decreased this fiscal year to 63, down from 97 the previous fiscal year. Almost all of these escapes, 58 (92.1%) were from a work release center. There were only 2 (3.2%) escapes from a correctional institution, both of which were walk-aways from a work squad. All 63 of the current fiscal year escapes were rated as Level I, the least serious type of escape. There were no secure perimeter escapes this fiscal year, in fact, there have been no secure perimeter escapes the last 2 fiscal years.
The overall escape rate declined to 0.87 overall in FY 2001-02, down from 1.36 in FY 2000-01. The escape rate for correctional institutions was again cut in half this fiscal year from 0.07 in FY 2000-01 to 0.03 this fiscal year.
Of the 63 completed escapes, 62 (98.4%) were recaptured to date of this report. Over 90% of these were recaptured within the quarter in which the esccape occurred and almost 79% of these were recaptured within 24 hours of the escape.
There were 11 attempted and foiled escapes from Florida's correctional facilities. All 11 were attempts from a correctional institution.
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