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Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Julie L. Jones

Florida Department of Corrections
Julie L. Jones, Secretary

For Immediate Release
August 10, 2000
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Inmate Escapes from Work Squad

Eric M. Chapman
DC# 616972

SANFORD - A state prison inmate escaped from a work squad Thursday afternoon.

Minimum custody inmate Eric M. Chapman (DC# 616972) was assigned to a Florida Department of Transportation work squad near the intersection of S.R. 46 and Airport Boulevard. He was discovered missing between approximately 1:30 and 1:45 pm. As a minimum custody inmate, Chapman did not require constant sight supervision by correctional officers.

Chapman was incarcerated at Central Florida Reception Center in Orlando. He was serving a sentence of 1 year and 1 day for burglary and grand theft in Seminole County. His tentative release date was Nov. 6.

The Department of Corrections and local law enforcement are searching for Chapman. Anyone who sees him should call 911.

For a photo and further background information on Chapman, visit the inmate population information search or the press release page on our website at




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