27.1 ESCAPE 944.40, Fla. Stat. To prove the crime of Escape, the Se mtat ust prove the following three elements beyond a reasonable doubt: 1. [Name of defendant] was [under arrest and in the lawful custody of a law enforcement official.] e and sentenced to a term of imprisonment and committed to [institution alleged] by a court. 2. While a prisoner, [name of defendant] was [confined at [name of institution].] transported to or fr [being frtransported or to [working on a public road.] 3. [Name of defendant] escaped or attempted to escape by [read from charge], intending to avoid lawful confinement.