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Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Michael D. Crews

Florida Department of Corrections
Michael D. Crews, Secretary

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Analysis of the Impact of Inmate Programs
upon Recidivism

January 2001

Michael W. Moore, Secretary

Table of Contents

Academic, Vocational, and Substance Abuse Program Impacts
Executive Summary
Highlights
Cost Avoidance*
Transition Programs
Completion Success, All Programs
Table 1: Program Completion Success for All Types of Programs
Chart 1: Program Completion Success for All Types of Programs
Academic Programs
Table 2: Success Rates of Inmates With and Without a GED, Comparison Across Gender and AGE
Chart 2: Success Rates of Inmates With and Without a GED, Comparison Across Gender and AGE
Table 3: Success Rates of Inmates With and Without a GED, Comparison Across Race
Table 4: Success Rates of Inmates With and Without a GED, Comparison by Commitment Status
Chart 3: Success Rates of Inmates With and Without a GED, Comparison Across Race
Chart 4: Success Rates of Inmates With and Without a GED, Comparison by Commitment Status
Table 5: Program Completion and Behavioral Outcomes, Academic Programs
Table 6: Program Completion and Work Experience, Academic Programs
Chart 5: Program Completion and Behavioral Outcomes, Academic Programs
Chart 6: Program Completion and Work Experience, Academic Programs
Vocational Certificate
Table 7: Success Rates of Inmates With and Without a Vocational Certificate, Comparison Across Gender and Age
Chart 7: Success Rates of Inmates With and Without a Vocational Certificate, Comparison Across Gender and Age
Table 8: Success Rates of Inmates With and Without a Vocational Certificate, Comparison Across Race
Table 9: Success Rates of Inmates With and Without a Vocational Certificate, Comparison by Commitment Status
Chart 8: Success Rates of Inmates With and Without a Vocational Certificate, Comparison Across Race
Chart 9:Success Rates of Inmates With and Without a Vocational Certificate, Comparison by Commitment Status
Table 10: Program Completion and Behavioral Outcomes, Vocational Certificate
Table 11: Program Completion and Work Experience, Vocational Certificate
Chart 10: Program Completion and Behavioral Outcomes, Vocational Certificate
Chart 11: Program Completion and Work Experience, Vocational Certificate
Substance Abuse Programs
Table 12: Success Rates of Inmates With and Without Substance Abuse Program Completion, Comparison Across Gender and Age
Chart 12: Success Rates of Inmates With and Without Substance Abuse Program Completion, Comparison Across Gender and Age
Table 13: Success Rates of Inmates With and Without Substance Abuse Program Completion, Comparison Across Race
Table 14: Success Rates of Inmates With and Without Substance Abuse Program Completion, Comparison Across Commitment Status
Table 15: Success Rates of Inmates With and Without Substance Abuse Program Completion, Comparison by Offense Status
Chart 13: Success Rates of Inmates With and Without Substance Abuse Program Completion, Comparison Across Race
Chart 14: Success Rates of Inmates With and Without Substance Abuse Program Completion, Comparison Across Commitment Status
Chart 15: Success Rates of Inmates With and Without Substance Abuse Program Completion, Comparison by Offense Status
Table 16: Program Completion and Behavioral Outcomes, Substance Abuse Programs
Table 17: Program Completion and Work Experience, Substance Abuse Programs
Chart 16: Program Completion and Behavioral Outcomes, Substance Abuse Programs
Chart 17: Program Completion and Work Experience, Substance Abuse Programs
Prepared by:
Florida Department of Corrections
Bureau of Research and Data Analysis
2601 Blair Stone Road
Tallahassee, FL 32399-2500
(850) 488-1801