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Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Michael D. Crews

Florida Department of Corrections
Timothy H. Cannon, Interim Secretary

8A: Drug Offender Releases

Characteristics Fiscal Year
1995/96
Fiscal Year
1996/97
Fiscal Year
1997/98
Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent
TOTAL RELEASES 6,296 6,056 5,560
Gender
Male 5,374 85.4% 5,323 87.9% 4,930 88.7%
Female 922 14.6% 733 12.1% 630 11.3%
Unknown 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0%
Race
White 1,573 25.0% 1,456 24.0% 1,224 22.0%
Black 4,646 73.8% 4,523 74.7% 4,259 76.6%
Other 77 1.2% 77 1.3% 77 1.4%
Ethnicity
Hispanic 325 5.2% 334 5.5% 311 5.6%
Non-Hispanic 5,971 94.8% 5,722 94.5% 5,249 94.4%
Age at Time of Release
17 & Under 6 0.1% 9 0.1% 5 0.1%
18-24 1,035 16.4% 976 16.1% 874 15.7%
25-34 2,618 41.6% 2,401 39.6% 2,169 39.0%
35-49 2,426 38.5% 2,439 40.3% 2,245 40.4%
50-59 168 2.7% 200 3.3% 225 4.0%
60+ 43 0.7% 31 0.5% 42 0.8%
Average Age at Release 33.2 Years 33.6 Years 33.9 Years
Custody Classification
Minimum 4,087 64.9% 3,860 63.7% 3,317 59.7%
Medium 1,651 26.2% 1,570 25.9% 1,602 28.8%
Close 511 8.1% 573 9.5% 599 10.8%
Unknown 47 0.7% 53 0.9% 42 0.8%
Medical Grade
Unrestricted 3,683 58.5% 3,379 55.8% 2,988 53.7%
Minimum 1,992 31.6% 2,170 35.8% 2,078 37.4%
Moderate 504 8.0% 403 6.7% 379 6.8%
Severe 82 1.3% 71 1.2% 80 1.4%
Unknown 35 0.6% 33 0.5% 35 0.6%
Psychological Grade
No Disorder 5,933 94.2% 5,683 93.8% 5,144 92.5%
Mild Impairment 99 1.6% 101 1.7% 102 1.8%
Moderate Impairment 218 3.5% 230 3.8% 273 4.9%
Severe Impairment 7 0.1% 1 0.0% 5 0.1%
Assigned to Care Unit 3 0.0% 5 0.1% 3 0.1%
Unknown 36 0.6% 36 0.6% 33 0.6%
Offense Category
Trafficking 726 11.5% 691 11.4% 676 12.2%
Sale/Purchase/Manufacture 3,481 55.3% 3,723 61.5% 3,513 63.2%
Possession 2,089 33.2% 1,642 27.1% 1,371 24.7%
County of Release
Broward 1,097 17.4% 909 15.0% 865 15.6%
Hillsborough 634 10.1% 632 10.4% 531 9.6%
Dade 556 8.8% 524 8.7% 414 7.4%
Pinellas 448 7.1% 383 6.3% 398 7.1%
Orange 424 6.7% 336 5.5% 267 4.8%
All Others 3,137 49.8% 3,272 54.0% 3,085 55.5%
Average Months Served 25.8 29.4 31.2
Average % Sentence Served 62.8% 66.5% 73.6%
Supervision
Yes 1,548 24.6% 1,352 22.3% 311 5.6%
No 4,748 75.4% 4,704 77.7% 5,249 94.4%
NOTES:
  1. See Section 4A Offense Type by Time-Served