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Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Michael D. Crews

Florida Department of Corrections
Michael D. Crews, Secretary

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Inmate Escapes
4th Quarter Report
April 2014 - June 2014

Prepared By:
The Florida Department of Corrections
Bureau of Research and Data Analysis
Inmate Information and Analysis Section
July 2014

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David Ensley
or Todd Gregory
(850) 717-3647
501 South Calhoun Street
Tallahassee, Florida
32399-2500

Michael D. Crews, Secretary

  • For 4th Quarter of Fiscal Year 2013-2014

    • Attempts
    • Escapes
    • Recaptures

  • Short-Term Trends in Inmate Escapes
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Inmate Escape Report 4th Quarter of Fiscal Year 2013-2014

This report provides information for the fourth quarter (April 2014 – June 2014) of Fiscal Year 2013-14 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:

  • Attempted escape: Inmate is apprehended before completion of the escape act.
  • Escape: Unauthorized absence from the designated facility boundary or absence from any official assignment outside this boundary

An escape is further defined as one of the following levels:

  • Level I: Escape from non-secure environment, such as a community correctional center or an outside work squad, in which no Level III behaviors are exhibited.

  • Level II: Escape from a secure perimeter or supervised environment in which no Level III behaviors are exhibited.

  • Level III: Escape that involves hostages, weapons/tools, outside assistance, or violence during or after the escape.

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.

Summary

There were 23 escapes for the fourth quarter (April 2014 - June 2014) of Fiscal Year 2013-14. Two of the 23 (8.7%) escapes were from a Correctional Institution (C.I.) while on work detail outside the perimeter fence. None of the 23 (0.0%) escapes were from a work camp/road prison while on work detail outside the perimeter. 21 (91.3%) of the 23 escapes were from work release/contract centers. 22 (95.7%) of the 23 escapes were Level I escapes, with no (0.0%) Level II escapes, and no (0.0%) Level III escapes. One (4.3%) escape was designated as "not rated."

Of the 23 completed escapes, 19 (82.6%) were recaptured as of June 16, 2014. Of the 19 recaptured, 18 (94.7%) were recaptured within the quarter. Thirteen (72.2%) of the 18 were recaptured within 24 hours of the escape.

The overall escape rate for the quarter was 0.23 escapes per 1,000 inmates. This is higher than the 0.20 rate observed for the third quarter of Fiscal Year 2013-14. Region IV had the highest escape rate at 0.43. Region I had the lowest rate with 0.00 overall for the quarter.

There were two attempted escapes in the fourth quarter of Fiscal Year 2013-14.