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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 2003/04 FISCAL YEAR 2004/05 FISCAL YEAR 2005/06
TOTAL RELEASES 8,229 9,047 9,821
Gender
Male 7,148 86.9% 7,905 87.4% 8,551 87.1%
Female 1,081 13.1% 1,142 12.6% 1,270 12.9%
Race
White 2,475 30.1% 2,840 31.4% 3,250 33.1%
Black 5,600 68.1% 6,019 66.5% 6,296 64.1%
Other 154 1.9% 188 2.1% 275 2.8%
Ethnicity
Hispanic 593 7.2% 628 6.9% 741 7.5%
Non-Hispanic 7,636 92.8% 8,419 93.1% 9,080 92.5%
Age
17 & under 4 0.0% 3 0.0% 1 0.0%
18-24 1,521 18.5% 1,516 16.8% 1,516 15.4%
25-34 2,849 34.6% 3,170 35.0% 3,521 35.9%
35-49 3,249 39.5% 3,647 40.3% 3,865 39.4%
50-59 511 6.2% 621 6.9% 810 8.2%
60 + 95 1.2% 90 1.0% 108 1.1%
Average Age at Release 34.5 YEARS 34.9 YEARS 35.3 YEARS
Medical Grade
Unrestricted 5,076 61.7% 4,537 50.1% 3,957 40.3%
Minimum 2,525 30.7% 2,089 23.1% 1,611 16.4%
Moderate 503 6.1% 408 4.5% 333 3.4%
Severe 15 0.2% 19 0.2% 13 0.1%
Unknown 110 1.3% 1,994 22.0% 3,907 39.8%
Psychological Grade
No Disorder 7,189 87.4% 8,012 88.6% 8,653 88.1%
Mild Impairment 291 3.5% 273 3.0% 243 2.5%
Moderate Impairment 668 8.1% 664 7.3% 814 8.3%
Severe Impairment 8 0.1% 8 0.1% 18 0.2%
Assigned to Care Unit 10 0.1% 3 0.0% 8 0.1%
Unknown 63 0.8% 87 1.0% 85 0.9%
Offense Type
Trafficking 993 12.1% 1,052 11.6% 1,316 13.4%
Sale/Purchase/Manufacture 4,586 55.7% 4,872 53.9% 5,098 51.9%
Possession 2,650 32.2% 3,123 34.5% 3,407 34.7%
County of Release
Broward 1,021 12.4% 995 11.0% 970 9.9%
Hillsborough 729 8.9% 885 9.8% 956 9.7%
Dade 545 6.6% 529 5.8% 560 5.7%
Pinellas 517 6.3% 528 5.8% 609 6.2%
Orange 513 6.2% 573 6.3% 563 5.7%
All Others 4,904 59.6% 5,537 61.2% 6,163 62.8%
Average Months Served 27.5 27.2 27.6
Average % Sentence Served 86.8% 87.1% 88.3%
Supervision
Yes 1,924 23.4% 2,074 22.9% 2,243 22.8%
No 6,305 76.6% 6,973 77.1% 7,578 77.2%

NOTES:
  1. See Section 4A