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

Florida Department of Corrections
Timothy H. Cannon, Interim Secretary

8A: Drug Offender Releases

Characteristics FISCAL YEAR 1999/00 FISCAL YEAR 2000/01 FISCAL YEAR 2001/02
TOTAL RELEASES 6,223 7,305 7,137
Gender
Male 5,511 88.6% 6,450 88.3% 6,266 87.8%
Female 712 11.4% 855 11.7% 871 12.2%
Race
White 1,390 22.3% 1,846 25.3% 1,898 26.6%
Black 4,736 76.1% 5,336 73.0% 5,102 71.5%
Other 97 1.6% 123 1.7% 137 1.9%
Ethnicity
Hispanic 392 6.3% 457 6.3% 497 7.0%
Non-Hispanic 5,831 93.7% 6,848 93.7% 6,640 93.0%
Age
17 & under 9 0.1% 9 0.1% 7 0.1%
18-24 990 15.9% 1,249 17.1% 1,294 18.1%
25-34 2,144 34.5% 2,504 34.3% 2,429 34.0%
35-49 2,741 44.0% 3,140 43.0% 2,962 41.5%
50-59 294 4.7% 354 4.8% 371 5.2%
60 + 45 0.7% 48 0.7% 74 1.0%
Missing 0 0.0% 1 0.0% 0 0.0%
Average Age at Release 38.1 Years 34.3 Years 34.4 Years
Medical Grade
Unrestricted 3,604 57.9% 4,833 66.2% 4,560 63.9%
Minimum 2,048 32.9% 1,828 25.0% 2,028 28.4%
Moderate 463 7.4% 514 7.0% 462 6.5%
Severe 58 0.9% 38 0.5% 18 0.3%
Unknown 50 0.8% 92 1.3% 69 1.0%
Psychological Grade
No Disorder 5,634 90.5% 6,609 90.5% 6,380 89.4%
Mild Impairment 136 2.2% 170 2.3% 178 2.5%
Moderate Impairment 411 6.6% 451 6.2% 510 7.1%
Severe Impairment 12 0.2% 15 0.2% 11 0.2%
Assigned to Care Unit 5 0.1% 4 0.1% 4 0.1%
Unknown 25 0.4% 56 0.8% 54 0.8%
Offense Type
Trafficking 699 11.2% 815 11.2% 743 10.4%
Sale/Purchase/Manufacture 3,740 60.1% 4,315 59.1% 4,160 58.3%
Possession 1,784 28.7% 2,175 29.8% 2,234 31.3%
County of Release
Broward 941 15.1% 1,108 15.2% 971 13.6%
Hillsborough 591 9.5% 703 9.6% 656 9.2%
Dade 524 8.4% 489 6.7% 501 7.0%
Pinellas 400 6.4% 451 6.2% 418 5.9%
Orange 304 4.9% 492 6.7% 492 6.9%
All Others 3,463 55.6% 4,062 55.6% 4,099 57.4%
Average Months Served 29.1 27.3 27.6
Average % Sentence Served 82.5% 85.1% 85.3%
Supervision
Yes 1,377 22.1% 1,467 20.1% 1,465 20.5%
No 4,846 77.9% 5,838 79.9% 5,672 79.5%

NOTES:
  1. See Section 4A