|Published:||Dec 03, 2012 9:33 AM EST|
|Updated:||Dec 03, 2012 10:19 AM EST|
FORT MYERS, FL - 2 patients have been able to escape from Lee Mental Health's Vista Campus in the last few weeks. According to employees the facility is used for securing patients that have been "Baker Acted", forcefully admitted to the facility for fear they may do harm to themselves or others. The escapees have been able to get out of the facility by climbing the fence in an open air area where patients are allowed to go with supervision each day. Executives with Lee Mental Health say they are not allowed to use barbed wire at the top of the fences for fear patients could be injured. New procedures are being adopted for the future that would require staff members stand along the fence any time a patient is in the open air area.