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

Florida Department of Corrections
Michael D. Crews, Secretary

Institutional Drug Programs

Institutional Drug Programs

  • The pie chart below shows that of those inmates receiving Substance Abuse treatment in FY 2006-07, 67.5% received Modality 1 (outpatient) treatment.

  • The bar chart below shows that for Substance Abuse treatment program participants released in FY 2001-02 (latest data available), the recidivism rate (return to prison for any reason within three years after release) was much lower for inmates that completed treatment (successful) than those who did not complete treatment (unsuccessful).
Total Inmates Participating
in Institutional-Based Substance Abuse Treatment Programs
FY 2006-07
*Total = 6,771
Programing Center (15.7%), Modality 2 (16.8%), Modality 1 (67.5%)

* Another 36,071 inmates in FY 2006-07 received Substance Abuse Services in the form of the Drug Simple Screening Instrument (DSSI) given at Admission. Also, another 7,050 inmates participated in Readiness/Alumni/Prevention services.


Recidivism Rates for FY 2001-02
(latest data available)
Releases by Program Exit Type
Outpatient (Modality 1): Unsuccessful - 40.4%; Successful - 37.8%.  Therapeutic Community (Modality 2): Unsuccessful - 37.9%; Successful - 33.0%.
  • Per the pie chart below, 65.1% (60,387) of total inmate population (92,777) on July 1, 2007 have been consistently screened to be in need of substance abuse treatment services.

  • Approximately 2,235 substance abuse treatment slots were available on July 1, 2007.
In-Prison Substance Abuse
Percent of Inmates in Need of Treatment
65.1% (60,387) of total inmate population (92,777) on July 1, 2007 have been consistently screened to be in need of substance abuse treatment services.