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Escape: F.S. 944.4

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Escape- Any person who is confined in any prison, jail, private correctional facility, road camp, or other penal institution, or being transported to or from a place of confinement who escapes or attempts to escape from such confinement commits a second-degree felony, punishable by imprisonment of up to 5 years, and/or fines of up to $5,000.

If you are punished with imprisonment, the imprisonment for escape must run consecutively to any former sentence imposed upon you. For example, if you are currently serving a sentence of 2 years’ probation and are on work release and you fail to return to the work release center after you finish work, then you will be guilty of escape. Once you have served your time for violation of probation, you will then serve whatever sentence you received for the escape charge.

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