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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 1999 - June 2000) of 1999-2000 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:
Escapes decreased by 46% over the last two fiscal years (FY 1999-00, 87 vs FY 1998-99, 160). The number of escapes has also been dramatically reduced in the last decade from a total of 1,064 in FY 1989-90 to the current total of 87. The rate of escapes per 1,000 inmates has decreased dramatically over the past decade from 26.34 to 1.25.
Of the 87 completed escapes in FY 1999-00, nine (10.3%) were from correctional institutions, 3 (3.4%) were from a work camp/road prison and 75 (86.2%) were from work release/contract centers. Three (3.4%) of the escapes were Level III escapes, 2 (2.3%) were Level II escapes and 82 (94.3%) were Level I escapes.
Of the 87 completed escapes, 75 (86.2%) were recaptured to date of this report. Seventy-two (82.8%) of the recaptures were recaptured within the quarter in which the escape occurred and 44 (61.1%) of the recaptures were recaptured within 24 hours of the escape.
There were 16 attempted escapes from Florida's correctional facilities. Eight (50.0%) of these attempts occurred at correctional institutions, while 1 (6.2%) occurred at a work camp/road prison and 7 (43.8% ) occurred at work release/contract centers.
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*Beginning in 1999 five regions were collapsed into four due to departmental reorganization.