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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 2000/01 FISCAL YEAR 2001/02 FISCAL YEAR 2002/03
TOTAL RELEASES 7,305 7,137 7,204
Gender
Male 6,450 88.3% 6,266 87.8% 6,317 87.7%
Female 855 11.7% 871 12.2% 887 12.3%
Race
White 1,846 25.3% 1,898 26.6% 1,970 27.3%
Black 5,336 73.0% 5,102 71.5% 5,110 70.9%
Other 123 1.7% 137 1.9% 124 1.7%
Ethnicity
Hispanic 457 6.3% 497 7.0% 511 7.1%
Non-Hispanic 6,848 93.7% 6,640 93.0% 6,693 92.9%
Age
17 & under 9 0.1% 7 0.1% 2 0.0%
18-24 1,249 17.1% 1,294 18.1% 1,363 18.9%
25-34 2,504 34.3% 2,429 34.0% 2,413 33.5%
35-49 3,140 43.0% 2,962 41.5% 2,941 40.8%
50-59 354 4.8% 371 5.2% 423 5.9%
60 + 48 0.7% 74 1.0% 62 0.9%
Missing 1 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0%
Average Age at Release 34.3 YEARS 34.4 YEARS 34.4 YEARS
Medical Grade
Unrestricted 4,833 66.2% 4,560 63.9% 4,658 64.7%
Minimum 1,828 25.0% 2,028 28.4% 2,094 29.1%
Moderate 514 7.0% 462 6.5% 372 5.2%
Severe 38 0.5% 18 0.3% 17 0.2%
Unknown 92 1.3% 69 1.0% 63 0.9%
Psychological Grade
No Disorder 6,609 90.5% 6,380 89.4% 6,359 88.3%
Mild Impairment 170 2.3% 178 2.5% 201 2.8%
Moderate Impairment 451 6.2% 510 7.1% 573 8.0%
Severe Impairment 15 0.2% 11 0.2% 4 0.1%
Assigned to Care Unit 4 0.1% 4 0.1% 7 0.1%
Unknown 56 0.8% 54 0.8% 60 0.8%
Offense Type
Trafficking 815 11.2% 743 10.4% 847 11.8%
Sale/Purchase/Manufacture 4,315 59.1% 4,160 58.3% 4,188 58.1%
Possession 2,175 29.8% 2,234 31.3% 2,169 30.1%
County of Release
Broward 1,108 15.2% 971 13.6% 978 13.6%
Hillsborough 703 9.6% 656 9.2% 676 9.4%
Dade 489 6.7% 501 7.0% 478 6.6%
Pinellas 451 6.2% 418 5.9% 440 6.1%
Orange 492 6.7% 492 6.9% 515 7.1%
All Others 4,062 55.6% 4,099 57.4% 4,117 57.1%
Average Months Served 27.3 27.6 28.1
Average % Sentence Served 85.1% 85.3% 86.1%
Supervision
Yes 1,467 20.1% 1,465 20.5% 1,557 21.6%
No 5,838 79.9% 5,672 79.5% 5,647 78.4%

NOTES:
  1. See Section 4A