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NCJ Number: 137148 Find in a Library
Title: Facility Escape Incidents, 1986-1990
Author(s): J A Lyons
Date Published: 1991
Page Count: 18
Sponsoring Agency: New York State Dept of Correctional Services
Albany, NY 12226
Sale Source: New York State Dept of Correctional Services
Bldg 2
Harriman Office Campus
1220 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12226
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Report (Annual/Periodic)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report presents information on incidents of escape and characteristics of escapees from the correctional facilities of the New York State Department of Correctional Services between 1986 and 1990.
Abstract: Over the 1986-1990 period, 58 inmates escaped from custody. Ten inmates escaped during calendar year 1990. The majority of escapees (78 percent) were from minimum security facilities or were medium security inmates assigned to work details outside of the security perimeter. In 1990, escapees were most likely to have been incarcerated in prison for the offenses of burglary (30 percent), murder (20 percent), or robbery (20 percent). Escapees were younger when compared to the total inmate population. In contrast to the total inmate population of 19 percent white, 67 percent of the escapees were white. Of the 58 escapees, 28 (47 percent) were caught within 12 hours and 48 (83 percent) within 48 hours of their escape. Four escapees were arrested in 1990 for additional crimes while on escape status. 4 figures, 15 tables, and 2 appendixes
Main Term(s): Escape; Perimeter security
Index Term(s): Ethnic groups; Inmate characteristics; New York; Offense classification
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