|Random Drug Test Results in Accordance with (F.S. 944.473(1)) for FY 2008-09|
|Type of Test||Valid Tests||Negative Tests||Positive Tests||Positive Rate||Drug Test Positive|
|*Inmates can test positive for more than one drug.|
The Inmate Drug Testing Unit 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 at random for 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. Drug testing has been recognized as highly effective in identifying offenders who have substance abuse problems, getting them into treatment, and monitoring them during the treatment process. The Office of the Inspector General conducts unannounced drug interdiction operations by searching employees, visitors, inmates, vehicles and areas on department grounds for contraband.
|Youthful Offender (YO) Population|
|Court Ordered Youthful Offenders
|Department Designated Youthful Offenders
|Inmates with emotional/physical vulnerability
Section 958.04, F.S., authorizes the court to sentence as a youthful offender any person:
Section 958.11(4), F.S., authorizes the Department to classify as a youthful offender any person:
In addition to the above, s. 958.11(6), F.S., authorizes the Department to assign inmates 19 or younger (except capital or life felons) to youthful offender facilities if the Department determines that the inmate’s mental or physical vulnerability would substantially or materially jeopardize his or her safety in a non-youthful offender facility.