The Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) operates over 50 prisons that house thousands of inmates across the country.\nIn an email to Narcity, the CSC revealed just how many inmates have escaped federal prison in Canada the last four years, and which provinces have seen the most escapees.\nEditor's Choice: Canadian Killer Luka Magnotta's Life Behind Bars Is Absolutely Surreal\n\n\n\n56\n\n\nEscapes from federal custody since 2017\n\n\nThe Pacific and Prairie regions have seen the most in the last four years, with 10 and 37, respectively. The Prairies have 18 prisons and the Pacific region has nine.\nDespite its large population, Ontario has only had two escapes at its 12 federal prisons, one in 2018 and one in 2019. Quebec has had six and operates 13 prisons.\nOut of all six of its prisons, Atlantic Canada has only reported one escaped inmate between 2017 and now. \nAccording to the CSC's data, there was an uptick in prison escapes in 2018 with 20 over the course of the year. In 2020, there were only eight. \nOne of those was back in October when a man serving a life sentence in Mission, B.C. escaped overnight, prompting the CSC to issue a public safety alert.\nFederal custody refers to individuals sentenced to two years or more and who are residing in a CSC correctional facility. It's also worth noting that there are no CSC facilities north of Edmonton.