What is the difference between an “Escape” and an “Abscond”?

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What is the difference between an “Escape” and an “Abscond”?

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The definition of Escape is “where a prisoner breaches a perimeter security barrier or evades a secure escort.” Everything else would be classed as either an “Abscond” or “Fail to Return”. In order to clarify, all of our establishments have secure perimeters with the exception of The Open Estate, i.e. HMP Castle Huntly, HMP Noranside and the Independent Living Unit at HMP Cornton Vale.