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

Florida Department of Corrections
Julie L. Jones, Secretary

Issue 1

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

  2. Ibid.

  3. Chronology of changes directly affecting the prison environment:
    • 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    • Provision Release Credits and Administrative Gain Time rescinded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
    • 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.
    • 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 ClassificationAdult MaleAdult FemaleYouth Male Youth Female

  5. Table:

    Supervised Offenders by Risk Classification
    Risk ClassificationAdult MaleAdult FemaleYouth MaleYouth Female
    Basic Risk34.9%57.7%13.4%32.8%
    Enhanced Risk22.2%16.2%38.9%42.0%
    Intensive Risk11.9%9.4%23.4%10.3%
    Close Risk19.6%6.1%10.5%5.4%

  6. Table:

    Offenders in Community Facilities By Type of Facility
    Type of FacilityAdult MaleAdult FemaleYouth MaleYouth Female
    Community Correctional Center1,9681971998
    Probation & Restitution Center1775119819
    Sec Residential Drug Trtmnt Center30081182106
    Non-Sec. Residential Drug Treatment Center1,00332120428

  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 Group1996 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.