Search Google News for “prison escapee” and you will get results from everywhere in the world. But is the use of “escapee” really correct?
Someone who employes a person at a company is called an “employER”. A person who is employed by the employer is called an “employEE”. Applying this logic to escapes: Someone who escapes a person at a prison is called an “escapER”. A person who is escaped by the escaper is called an “escapEE”.
Seems to me the guys who recently escaped from the Upstate NY prison should be called ESCAPERS not ESCAPEES: http://www.timesunion.com/news/article/Killers-remain-free-Sunday-after-Dannemora-prison-6312411.php
Search Google News for “prison escapers” and you will get no relevant results and Google suggesting that you search “prison escapee”.