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Rick Scott, Governor
Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Michael D. Crews

Florida Department of Corrections
Michael D. Crews, Secretary

Executive Summary

This report covers the time period from July 1, 1993 through June 30, 2000. Data are reported in sections: demographics, workload, outcomes and absconders. Each section includes an executive summary and sub-sections on each supervision/monitoring type.

Salient points concerning the demographic breakdown of program participants by gender, race and age for new placements in Fiscal Year 1999-00 are as follows:

  • Chart 1A: The ratio of male offenders to female offenders is greatest for Global Positioning Satellite (GPS) monitoring (89% male). Female offenders were more likely to be placed on Community Control (21.1% of total offenders) or Radio Frequency (19.4% of total offenders) than GPS (11.0% of total offenders).
  • Chart 1B: Black offenders comprised approximately one-third of placements to Community Control, Radio Frequency (RF) monitoring and Global Positioning Satellite (GPS) monitoring.
  • Table 1A: The 18-24 age group comprised the largest percentage of placements on Community Control (31.9%) Radio Frequency (RF) monitoring (31.6%) and Global Positioning Satellite (GPS) monitoring (25.7%). Those under 18 and over 40 had the smallest number of placements in all three programs.
  • Table 1B: Offenders placed for drug offense comprised the largest group for both Community Control (25.6%) and Radio Frequency (RF) monitoring (21.5%). Offenders placed for sexual offenses comprised the largest group for Global Positioning Satellite (GPS) monitoring (40.7%).
  • Chart 1C: Offenders placed on Community Control are predominately drug offenders (35.6%); those placed on Radio Frequency (RF) monitoring are predominately property offenders (47.7%); and those placed on Global Positioning Satellite (GPS) are predominately violent offenders (69.9%).
  • Chart 1D: Nearly half (45.8%) of offenders placed on Global Positioning Satellite (GPS) monitoring are sex offenders compared to 14.2% on Radio Frequency (RF) monitoring and 4.4% on Community Control.
  • Chart 1E: While placements on Community Control have remained fairly constant over the past five years, there was a sharp decline in the number of offenders placed on Radio Frequency (RF) monitoring in FY1999-00 and a marked increase in the number of placements on Global Positioning Satellite (GPS) monitoring.
  • Table 1C: Over half (59.7%) of those placed on Global Positioning Satellite (GPS) monitoring had at least one prior placement on Community Control, Radio Frequency (RF) monitoring and/or Global Positioning Satellite (GPS) monitoring. This number was much smaller for those placed on Radio Frequency (RF) monitoring (41.7%) and Community Control (19.0%).

Chart 1F: One-Year outcomes for those placed during FY1998-99:

  • The most common outcome for those placed on Community Control is revocation (32.4%).
  • The most common outcome for those placed on Radio Frequency (RF) monitoring is successful completion (27.3%).
  • The most common outcome for those placed on Global Positioning Satellite (GPS) monitoring is reduced sentence (36.4%).

Chart 1G: Two-Year outcomes for those placed during FY1997-98:

  • The most common outcome for those placed on Community Control is revocation (44.3%).
  • The most common outcome for those placed on Radio Frequency (RF) monitoring is reduced sentence (31.0%) with successful completion just slightly less (29.7%).
  • There are too few cases to cite meaningful information for two year outcomes for Global Positioning Satellite (GPS) monitoring. A two year outcome follow-up will be possible for placements in FY1998-99 (129 cases) in July 2001.
For more information, contact:
Murray Brooks
Bureau Chief, Bureau of Community Based Programs
Office of Program Services
Florida Department of Corrections
2601 Blair Stone Road
Tallahassee, FL 32399-2500
(850) 410-4342, SC 210-4342
E-mail: brooks.murray@mail.dc.state.fl.us