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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
1994/95
Fiscal Year
1995/96
Fiscal Year
1996/97
Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent
TOTAL RELEASES 6,319 6,296 6,056
Gender
Male 5,506 87.1% 5,374 85.4% 5,323 87.9%
Female 813 12.9% 922 14.6% 733 12.2%
Unknown 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0%
Race
White 1,615 25.6% 1,573 25.0% 1,456 24.0%
Black 4,592 72.7% 4,646 73.8% 4,523 74.7%
Other 112 1.8% 77 1.2% 77 1.3%
Ethnicity
Hispanic 374 5.9% 325 5.2% 334 5.5%
Non-Hispanic 5,945 94.1% 5,971 94.8% 5,722 94.5%
Age at Time of Release
17 & Under 11 0.2% 6 0.1% 9 0.1%
18-24 1,139 18.0% 1,035 16.4% 976 16.1%
25-34 2,731 43.2% 2,618 41.6% 2,401 39.6%
35-49 2,231 35.3% 2,426 38.5% 2,439 40.3%
50-59 168 2.7% 168 2.7% 200 3.3%
60+ 39 0.6% 43 0.7% 31 0.5%
Average Age at Release 32.8 Years 33.2 Years 33.6 Years
Custody Classification
Minimum 4,331 68.5% 4,087 64.9% 3,860 63.7%
Medium 1,498 23.7% 1,651 26.2% 1,570 25.9%
Close 437 6.9% 511 8.1% 573 9.5%
Unknown 53 0.8% 47 0.7% 53 0.9%
Medical Grade
Unrestricted 4,004 63.4% 3,683 58.5% 3,379 55.8%
Minimum 1,669 26.4% 1,992 31.6% 2,170 35.8%
Moderate 519 8.2% 504 8.0% 403 6.7%
Severe 90 1.4% 82 1.3% 71 1.2%
Unknown 37 0.6% 35 0.6% 33 0.5%
Psychological Grade
No Disorder 6,003 95.0% 5,933 94.2% 5,683 93.8%
Mild Impairment 106 1.7% 99 1.6% 101 1.7%
Moderate Impairment 160 2.5% 218 3.5% 230 3.8%
Severe Impairment 6 0.1% 7 0.1% 1 0.0%
Assigned to Care Unit 2 0.0% 3 0.0% 5 0.1%
Unknown 42 0.7% 36 0.6% 36 0.6%
Offense Category
Trafficking 876 13.9% 726 11.5% 691 11.4%
Sale/Purchase/Manufacture 3,198 50.6% 3,481 55.3% 3,723 61.5%
Possession 2,245 35.5% 2,089 33.2% 1,642 27.1%
County of Release
Broward 855 13.5% 1,097 17.4% 909 15.0%
Hillsborough 747 11.8% 634 10.1% 632 10.4%
Dade 638 10.1% 556 8.8% 524 8.7%
Pinellas 509 8.1% 448 7.1% 383 6.3%
Orange 395 6.3% 424 6.7% 336 5.5%
All Others 3,175 50.2% 3,137 49.8% 3,272 54.0%
Average Months Served 22.5 25.8 29.4
Average % Sentence Served 47.8% 62.8% 66.5%
Supervision
Yes 3,980 63.0% 1,548 24.6% 1,352 22.3%
No 2,339 37.0% 4,748 75.4% 4,704 77.7%
NOTES:
  1. See Section 4A Offense Type by Time-Served