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Rick Scott, Governor
Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Julie L. Jones

Florida Department of Corrections
Julie L. Jones, Secretary

Endnotes
Issue 1

  1. Criminal Justice Estimating Conference, July 2, 1996.

  2. Ibid.

  3. Chronology of changes directly affecting the prison environment:
    1994:
    • Basic Gain Time eliminated for inmates with offenses dates after 7/1/94
    • Provision Release Credits and Administrative Gain Time rescinded
    • Control Release program eliminated
    1995:
    • Requirement for inmates to pay "medical co-payments"
    • Inmate Trust Fund changes restricted expenditures for recreational equipment, such as purchases of televisions
    • Sentencing guidelines strengthened leading to mandated incarceration for some offenders who previously would have received a community sanction
    • STOP and Gort laws mandate inmates with offenses on or after 10/1/95 must serve 85% of their imposed term
    • "Chain gangs" initiated
    • Mandatory drawing of blood sample for DNA testing for inmates with selected crimes.
    1996:
    • Inmate package permits eliminated in January 1996
    • Gain time award matrix reduced for all inmates effective May 1996
    • Strict provisions for controlling personal inmate property

  4. Table:

    Custody Classification by Type
    Custody Classification Adult Male Adult Female Youth Male Youth Female
    Minimum 24% 58% 39% 44%
    Medium 31% 31% 47% 48%
    Close 45% 11% 14% 8%
    Maximum <1% <1% 0% 0%

  5. Table:

    Supervised Offenders by Risk Classification
    Risk Classification Adult Male Adult Female Youth Male Youth Female
    Administrative 1.8% 1.5% 0.9% 1.0%
    Basic Risk 34.9% 57.7% 13.4% 32.8%
    Enhanced Risk 22.2% 16.2% 38.9% 42.0%
    Intensive Risk 11.9% 9.4% 23.4% 10.3%
    Close Risk 19.6% 6.1% 10.5% 5.4%

  6. Table:

    Offenders in Community Facilities By Type of Facility
    Type of Facility Adult Male Adult Female Youth Male Youth Female
    Community Correctional Center 1,968 197 199 8
    Probation & Restitution Center 177 51 198 19
    Sec Residential Drug Trtmnt Center 300 81 182 106
    Non-Sec. Residential Drug Treatment Center 1,003 321 204 28

  7. Department of Corrections, Bureau of Research and Data Analysis 1996.

  8. Department of Corrections Report, Assault Rates, May 1996.

  9. Department of Corrections Report, Annual Report, FY 96-97.

  10. Department of Corrections, Bureau of Research and Data Analysis, June 1996.

  11. Ibid.

  12. Baseline Turnover Rates for Representative Occupational Groups.

    Occupational Group 1996 Turnover Rate
    Correctional Officer (8003) 51%
    Correctional Probation Officer (8036) 15%
    Correctional Services Administrator (8058) 17%
    Accountant II (1430) 30%
    Academic Teachers (8084) 15%

  13. Bureau of Personnel, Department of Corrections Report, Staff Turnover.

  14. Ibid.