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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 2002/03 FISCAL YEAR 2003/04 FISCAL YEAR 2004/05
TOTAL RELEASES 7,204 8,229 9,047
Gender
Male 6,317 87.7% 7,148 86.9% 7,905 87.4%
Female 887 12.3% 1,081 13.1% 1,142 12.6%
Race
White 1,970 27.3% 2,475 30.1% 2,840 31.4%
Black 5,110 70.9% 5,600 68.1% 6,019 66.5%
Other 124 1.7% 154 1.9% 188 2.1%
Ethnicity
Hispanic 511 7.1% 593 7.2% 628 6.9%
Non-Hispanic 6,693 92.9% 7,636 92.8% 8,419 93.1%
Age
17 & under 2 0.0% 4 0.0% 3 0.0%
18-24 1,363 18.9% 1,521 18.5% 1,516 16.8%
25-34 2,413 33.5% 2,849 34.6% 3,170 35.0%
35-49 2,941 40.8% 3,249 39.5% 3,647 40.3%
50-59 423 5.9% 511 6.2% 621 6.9%
60 + 62 0.9% 95 1.2% 90 1.0%
Average Age at Release 34.4 YEARS 34.5 YEARS 34.9 YEARS
Medical Grade
Unrestricted 4,658 64.7% 5,076 61.7% 4,537 50.1%
Minimum 2,094 29.1% 2,525 30.7% 2,089 23.1%
Moderate 372 5.2% 503 6.1% 408 4.5%
Severe 17 0.2% 15 0.2% 19 0.2%
Unknown 63 0.9% 110 1.3% 1,994 22.0%
Psychological Grade
No Disorder 6,359 88.3% 7,189 87.4% 8,012 88.6%
Mild Impairment 201 2.8% 291 3.5% 273 3.0%
Moderate Impairment 573 8.0% 668 8.1% 664 7.3%
Severe Impairment 4 0.1% 8 0.1% 8 0.1%
Assigned to Care Unit 7 0.1% 10 0.1% 3 0.0%
Unknown 60 0.8% 63 0.8% 87 1.0%
Offense Type
Trafficking 847 11.8% 993 12.1% 1,052 11.6%
Sale/Purchase/Manufacture 4,188 58.1% 4,586 55.7% 4,872 53.9%
Possession 2,169 30.1% 2,650 32.2% 3,123 34.5%
County of Release
Broward 978 13.6% 1,021 12.4% 995 11.0%
Hillsborough 676 9.4% 729 8.9% 885 9.8%
Dade 478 6.6% 545 6.6% 529 5.8%
Pinellas 440 6.1% 517 6.3% 528 5.8%
Orange 515 7.1% 513 6.2% 573 6.3%
All Others 4,117 57.1% 4,904 59.6% 5,537 61.2%
Average Months Served 28.1 27.5 27.2
Average % Sentence Served 86.1% 86.8% 87.1%
Supervision
Yes 1,557 21.6% 1,924 23.4% 2,074 22.9%
No 5,647 78.4% 6,305 76.6% 6,973 77.1%

NOTES:
  1. See Section 4A