|Quarterly Escape Report
1st Quarter of Fiscal Year 2015-2016
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This report provides information for the first quarter (July 2015 - September 2015) of Fiscal Year 2015-16 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 is further defined as one of the following levels:
An escape rate is defined as the number of escapes/(total population on the last day of the month for each month in the quarter/3)* 1,000.
A perimeter escape is defined as one initiated from inside the perimeter of a correctional facility other than a community release facility.
There were 18 escapes for the first quarter (July 2015 - September 2015) of Fiscal Year 2015-16. One of the 18 (5.6%) escapes was from a Correctional Institution (C.I.) while on work detail outside the perimeter fence. Two of the 18 (11.1%) escapes were from a work camp/road prison while on work detail outside the perimeter. Fifteen (83.3%) of the 18 escapes were from work release/contract centers. All of the 18 escapes were Level I escapes, with no Level II escape and no Level III escapes. None of the escapes were designated as "not rated."
Of the 18 completed escapes, 17 (94.4%) were recaptured as of October 15, 2015. Of the 18 recaptured, 13 (76.5%) were recaptured within the quarter. Seven (53.8%) of the 13 were recaptured within 24 hours of the escape.
The overall escape rate for the quarter was 0.18 escapes per 1,000 inmates. This is higher than the 0.17 rate observed for the first quarter of Fiscal Year 2014-15 but lower than the 0.27 rate observed for the first quarter of Fiscal Year 2013-14. Region IV had the highest escape rate at 0.48. Region I had the lowest rate with 0.00 overall for the quarter.
There were no attempted escapes in the first quarter of Fiscal Year 2015-16.