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Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Michael D. Crews

Florida Department of Corrections
Michael D. Crews, Secretary

8A: Drug Offender Releases

Characteristics FISCAL YEAR 2001/02 FISCAL YEAR 2002/03 FISCAL YEAR 2003/04
TOTAL RELEASES 7,137 7,204 8,229
Gender
Male 6,266 87.8% 6,317 87.7% 7,148 86.9%
Female 871 12.2% 887 12.3% 1,081 13.1%
Race
White 1,898 26.6% 1,970 27.3% 2,475 30.1%
Black 5,102 71.5% 5,110 70.9% 5,600 68.1%
Other 137 1.9% 124 1.7% 154 1.9%
Ethnicity
Hispanic 497 7.0% 511 7.1% 593 7.2%
Non-Hispanic 6,640 93.0% 6,693 92.9% 7,636 92.8%
Age
17 & under 7 0.1% 2 0.0% 4 0.0%
18-24 1,294 18.1% 1,363 18.9% 1,521 18.5%
25-34 2,429 34.0% 2,413 33.5% 2,849 34.6%
35-49 2,962 41.5% 2,941 40.8% 3,249 39.5%
50-59 371 5.2% 423 5.9% 511 6.2%
60 + 74 1.0% 62 0.9% 95 1.2%
Average Age at Release 34.4 YEARS 34.4 YEARS 34.5 YEARS
Medical Grade
Unrestricted 4,560 63.9% 4,658 64.7% 5,076 61.7%
Minimum 2,028 28.4% 2,094 29.1% 2,525 30.7%
Moderate 462 6.5% 372 5.2% 503 6.1%
Severe 18 0.3% 17 0.2% 15 0.2%
Unknown 69 1.0% 63 0.9% 110 1.3%
Psychological Grade
No Disorder 6,380 89.4% 6,359 88.3% 7,189 87.4%
Mild Impairment 178 2.5% 201 2.8% 291 3.5%
Moderate Impairment 510 7.1% 573 8.0% 668 8.1%
Severe Impairment 11 0.2% 4 0.1% 8 0.1%
Assigned to Care Unit 4 0.1% 7 0.1% 10 0.1%
Unknown 54 0.8% 60 0.8% 63 0.8%
Offense Type
Trafficking 743 10.4% 847 11.8% 993 12.1%
Sale/Purchase/Manufacture 4,160 58.3% 4,188 58.1% 4,586 55.7%
Possession 2,234 31.3% 2,169 30.1% 2,650 32.2%
County of Release
Broward 971 13.6% 978 13.6% 1,021 12.4%
Hillsborough 656 9.2% 676 9.4% 729 8.9%
Dade 501 7.0% 478 6.6% 545 6.6%
Pinellas 418 5.9% 440 6.1% 517 6.3%
Orange 492 6.9% 515 7.1% 513 6.2%
All Others 4,099 57.4% 4,117 57.1% 4,904 59.6%
Average Months Served 27.6 28.1 27.5
Average % Sentence Served 85.3% 86.1% 86.8%
Supervision
Yes 1,465 20.5% 1,557 21.6% 1,924 23.4%
No 5,672 79.5% 5,647 78.4% 6,305 76.6%

NOTES:
  1. See Section 4A