An official report has been released by the Arizona Department of Corrections, Rehabilitation, and Reentry regarding the escape of John Charpoit and David Harmon from the ADCRR Florence – South Unit facility in Florence, Arizona on January 23, 2021.
ASPC Florence – South Unit is a medium-security prison facility that primarily houses men convicted of sex-based offenses. South Unit is rated as having an operational capacity of 965 beds with a total population on the date of the escape of 943 men.
Security staffing numbers for ASPC- Florence South Unit on the date of the escape indicate that the unit required 42 officers to operate the unit; however, on the date of the escape, only 15 staff members were on shift.
Here is an excerpt of a report from AZCentral.com Journalist Jimmy Jenkins regarding the ADCRR escape:
However, staffing shortages and the significant threat to effective operations have been known to the department for a long period of time. Additionally, there are a number of security protocols that failed that cannot be explained by staffing shortages alone.
We will continue to follow this story and update as new information becomes available.