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Rick Scott, Governor
Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Michael D. Crews

Florida Department of Corrections
Michael D. Crews, Secretary

Drug Testing

Random Drug Testing

Random Drug Test Results In FY 2004-05
Type of Test
Valid
Tests
Negative
Tests
Positive
Tests
Positive
Rate
Drug Test Positive
Alcohol
Cannabis
Cocaine
Opiates
Other
Total*
Random 46,464 45,526 938 2.02% 0 865 64 23 12 964
For Cause 5,855 4,476 1,379 23.55% 60 1,232 117 19 13 1,441
* Inmates can test positive for more than one drug.

The Inmate Drug Testing Unit currently oversees the inmate random drug testing program, substance abuse program drug testing and, “for cause” drug testing for all correctional facilities statewide. Inmates are chosen for random and substance abuse program drug testing based upon a random computer generated selection system. Selection of inmates for “for cause” drug testing is based upon reasonable suspicion of involvement with drugs or alcohol. Drug testing enables the Department to detect and identify inmates using illicit drugs, including abuse of prescription drugs and/or alcohol. Furthermore, the role of drug testing, as an integral part of effective substance abuse programs, has been recognized as highly effective in identifying those who have substance abuse problems, getting them into treatment, and monitoring them during the treatment process.

This section of the 2004-05 Annual Report is also provided as an Adobe Acrobat file. Acrobat Reader, a free program is required. Download the one-page section (209K PDF file) for printing or viewing.

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