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Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Julie L. Jones

Florida Department of Corrections
Julie L. Jones, Secretary

For Immediate Release
February 7, 2001
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Inmate Escapes from Work Squad

Michael J. Papadelis
DC# R21528

Bushnell - A state prison inmate escaped from a work squad Wednesday morning.

Minimum custody inmate Michael J. Papadelis (DC# R21528) was assigned to an outside work detail on the grounds of Sumter Forestry Camp in Bushnell. He was discovered missing at approximately 11:40 am.

Papadelis was incarcerated at Sumter Forestry Camp in Bushnell. Papadelis custody level did not require constant sight supervision by correctional officers. He was serving a five years and four month sentence for shooting missiles into dwelling/vehicle (three counts), aggravated assault and carrying a concealed firearm. His tentative release date was July 18, 2005.

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

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


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