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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 primarily covers FY 2003-04 with some historical data provided for the time period from July 1, 1993 , through June 30, 2004 . Data are reported in sections: demographics, workload, outcomes and absconders. Each section includes an executive summary and sub-sections on each supervision/monitoring type. In the outcomes sections comparisons are made between types of supervision / monitoring as well as by type of offender within a supervision / monitoring type.

Some significant findings regarding Global Positioning Satellite (GPS) monitoring include:
  • The majority of offenders placed on GPS during FY 2003-04 are categorized as violent, and more than half had at least one prior placement on Community Control, Radio Frequency (RF) Monitoring or GPS.
  • Violent offenders had a lower successful completion rate (16.3%) within two years of placement on GPS than other types of offenders.
  • The rate of absconding after two years was lowest for GPS(0.1%) compared to CC (2.4%) and RF monitoring, (1.5%).
  • Less than one percent of sex offenders absconded within two years of placement on GPS .
  • After two years on RF monitoring, 15.5% of sex offenders were changed to GPS compared to only 7.1% of other offenders.

Salient points concerning the demographic breakdown of program participants by gender, race and age for new placements in Fiscal Year 2003-04 are as follows:

  • Table 1A: The 18-24 age group comprised the largest percentage of placements on Community Control (35.0%), Radio Frequency (RF) monitoring (35.5%) and Global Positioning Satellite (GPS) monitoring (30.2%).


  • Table 1B: Offenders placed for a drug offense comprised the largest group for both Community Control (32.2%) and Radio Frequency (RF) monitoring (23.2%). Offenders placed for sexual offenses comprised the largest group for Global Positioning Satellite (GPS) monitoring (35.9%).


  • Table 1C: Approximately one-third (40.6%) of offenders placed on Global Positioning Satellite (GPS) monitoring are sex offenders compared to 12.8% on Radio Frequency (RF) monitoring and 3.2% on Community Control.


  • Table 1D: More than half (62.9%) 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

 

For more information, contact:
Murray Brooks, Bureau Chief
Bureau of Community Programs
Office of Community Corrections
Florida Department of Corrections
2601 Blair Stone Road
Tallahassee, FL 32399-2500
(850) 488-4595, SC 278-4595
E-mail: brooks.murray@mail.dc.state.fl.us