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Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Michael D. Crews

Florida Department of Corrections
Michael D. Crews, Secretary

Random Drug Testing/Youthful Offenders

Random Drug Test Results Through FY 1999-00

 
Valid Tests
Negative Tests
Positive Tests
Positive Rate
Positive Test Results
Alcohol
Cannabis
Cocaine
Opiates
Other
Total*
FY 1994-95
50,973
48,901
2,072
4.06%
134
1,943
158
2,235
FY 1995-96
72,238
70,038
2,200
3.05%
95
2,031
173
66
6
2,371
FY 1996-97
77,417
75,814
1,603
2.07%
72
1,450
203
131
53
1,909
FY 1997-98
91,380
90,057
1,323
1.45%
50
1,216
164
123
1,553
FY 1998-99
91,945
90,985
960
1.04%
29
851
131
103
1,114
FY 1999-00
88,889
87,680
1,209
1.40%
25
1,078
139
55
49
1,346

The Department’s Drug Testing Unit oversees the inmate random drug testing program in which 10% of the inmate population is selected and tested for illegal substances each month through a computerized random selection system. In addition to random drug tests, the program also includes "for cause" testing of any inmate based on reasonable suspicion of involvement with drugs or alcohol. The role of testing, as an integral part of effective substance abuse treatment 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. Since the inception of the drug testing program in January 1994, the rate of positive tests has declined from 6% to .4% indicating an overall reduction in inmate drug use in our system.

Youthful Offender Population by Facility

Institution Age Range Custody Population
Brevard C. I.
19-24
close/minimum
932
Brevard Work Camp
19-24
medium/minimum
263
Hendry C. I.
19-24
close/minimum
618
Hernando C.I.
19-24
close/minimum
113
Hillsborough C.I
14-18
close/medium/minimum
288
Indian River C. I.
14-18
close/minimum
367
Lake City C.I.
19-24
close/medium/minimum
343
Lancaster C. I.
19-24
medium/minimum
574
Lancaster W.C.
19-24
medium/minimum
253
Lowell C.I.-Women Boot
24 and below
medium/minimum
13
Lowell C.I.-Womens Unit
24 and below
close/medium/minimum
105
Sumter B.T.U.
24 and below
medium/minimum
101
Reception Centers
24 and below
close/minimum
344
Work Release Centers
24 and below
minimum
279
Contract Work Release Centers
 
 
14
Other (Broward,ZHCI)
 
 
10
TOTAL
 
 
4,617
  • The Court may sentence a person as a youthful offender if the crime was committed prior to his or her twenty-first birthday (F.S.958.04)
  • The Department of Corrections may classify an inmate as a youthful offender if he or she is 24 years old or under, with a sentence of 10 years or less. Vulnerable inmates who are 19 or under with a sentence of more than 10 years may also be classified as youthful offenders, if their safety would be jeopardized in an adult institution. YO’s must also be on their first prison commitment.
  • During FY 1999-00, 55 inmates were at some point classified in youthful offender status for protective reasons. (F.S.588.11)
  • Capital or life felons may not be classified or sentence as youthful offenders.

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