Drug Testing UnitThe DC's Drug Testing Unit began randomly selecting and testing 10 percent of the Florida prison population every month for substance abuse in FY 1993-94, in accordance with F.S. 944.473. The following table presents the results of the random drug testing since the program began. The results indicate that the percentage of positive tests has declined every year, from 5.99% in FY 1993-94 to 1.6% in FY 1997-98. Of all positive results in FY 1997-98, the most common drug detected is cannabis (92%). The department also tests inmates based on reasonable suspicion that they have ingested drugs. Comprehensive substance abuse treatment programs are provided at most correctional facilities. (See additional information).
|Random Drug Test Results Through FY 1997-98|
|Year||Valid Tests||Negative Tests||Positive Tests||Positive Rate||Positive Test Results|
*Includes multiple positives (inmate tests positive for more than one drug when tested)|
**Random drug tests were conducted during only three months in FY 1993-94.
Inmate Labor UnitThe Inmate Labor Unit is responsible for managing the Community Work Squad Program, contract management with the Departments of Transportation, and Agriculture and Consumer Services, management of inmate work, assignment quotas for work and programs, monitoring inmate utilization and issues of inmate idleness, rule and policy development, and legislative bill analysis.
Security Auditing UnitThe Security Auditing Unit is responsible for conducting security audits at all correctional institutions on an annual basis. This section promulgates rules and procedures relative to security operations as well as coordinating the review and evaluation of innovative security concepts by coordinating the Security Review Committee meetings. This section is responsible for statewide key and lock training, and issues all security advisories. This section also assists in evaluating the appropriations of enhancement funds, monitors staff utilization, and civil rights issues.
Security Threat Group Intelligence Unit (STGIU)The Security Threat Group Intelligence Unit (STGIU) coordinates the identification of STG members within Florida prisons or under community supervision. The STGIU mission is to maintain safe and secure operations for staff, visitors and inmates/offenders by identifying, certifying and monitoring STG activity by coordinating all intelligence with fellow criminal justice agencies and through community awareness and training.
Specialized Training & Service UnitThe Specialized Training & Services Unit is responsible for developing and maintaining unique training programs adapted to meet the needs and requirements of the diverse areas of institutional management involving complex sentence structure, release date computations, interpretation of statutes, rules and case law, preparation of affidavit and grievance responses and security, confidentiality and interpretation of the Offender Based Information System. A training program has also been developed and is offered to outside law enforcement, judicial and criminal justice agencies, providing general access to public information on offenders. As a service to state law enforcement agencies, a specialized research report is prepared by this office to assist in criminal investigations, based on criminal history information and physical attributes provided by the local agencies.