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Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Michael D. Crews

Florida Department of Corrections
Michael D. Crews, Secretary

2A: Offender Characteristics

Release Type Fiscal Year
1995/96
Fiscal Year
1996/97
Fiscal Year
1997/98
TOTAL RELEASES 22,141 23,866 23,065
Gender
Male 20,084 90.7% 21,872 91.6% 21,238 92.1%
Female 2,057 9.3% 1,994 8.4% 1,827 7.9%
Race
White 8,882 40.1% 10,253 43.0% 9,817 42.6%
Black 12,885 58.2% 13,220 55.4% 12,814 55.6%
Other 374 1.7% 393 1.6% 434 1.9%
Ethnicity
Hispanic 1,268 5.7% 1,549 6.5% 1,698 7.4%
Non-Hispanic 20,873 94.3% 22,317 93.5% 21,367 92.6%
Age
17 & Under 92 0.4% 100 0.4% 101 0.4%
18-24 4,781 21.6% 4,707 19.7% 4,858 21.1%
25-34 9,001 40.7% 9,523 39.9% 8,780 38.1%
35-49 7,373 33.3% 8,469 35.5% 8,118 35.2%
50-59 663 3.0% 812 3.4% 933 4.0%
60+ 231 1.0% 254 1.1% 273 1.2%
Unknown 0 0.0% 1 0.0% 2 0.0%
Average Age at Release 32.3 years 32.9 years 32.9 years
Custody Classification
Minimum 11,693 52.8% 12,052 50.5% 11,090 48.1%
Medium 7,326 33.1% 8,121 34.0% 8,091 35.1%
Close 2,962 13.4% 3,504 14.7% 3,734 16.2%
Maximum 2 0.0% 0 0.0% 2 0.0%
Unknown 158 0.7% 189 0.8% 148 0.6%
Medical Grade
Unrestricted 13,172 59.5% 13,562 56.8% 12,931 56.1%
Minimum 6,710 30.3% 8,104 34.0% 7,989 34.6%
Moderate 1,798 8.1% 1,706 7.1% 1,637 7.1%
Severe 369 1.7% 368 1.5% 396 1.7%
Unknown 92 0.4% 126 0.5% 112 0.5%
Psychological Grade
No Disorder 20,551 92.8% 21,948 92.0% 20,829 90.3%
Mild Impairment 443 2.0% 508 2.1% 558 2.4%
Moderate Impairment 967 4.4% 1,204 5.0% 1,491 6.5%
Severe Impairment 43 0.2% 43 0.2% 37 0.2%
Assigned to Care Unit 29 0.1% 34 0.1% 34 0.1%
Unknown 108 0.5% 129 0.5% 116 0.5%
Region of Release
Region I 2,099 9.5% 2,070 8.7% 2,220 9.6%
Region II 2,986 13.5% 3,041 12.7% 2,961 12.8%
Region III 2,845 12.8% 3,039 12.7% 2,822 12.2%
Region IV 7,113 32.1% 6,544 27.4% 6,306 27.3%
Region V 6,573 29.7% 6,569 27.5% 6,050 26.2%
Other* 525 2.4% 2,603 10.9% 2,706 11.7%
County of Release
Broward 2,702 12.2% 2,557 10.7% 2,608 11.3%
Hillsborough 2,177 9.8% 2,324 9.7% 2,097 9.1%
Dade 2,217 10.0% 2,254 9.4% 2,049 8.9%
Pinellas 1,505 6.8% 1,467 6.1% 1,389 6.0%
Orange 1,310 5.9% 1,313 5.5% 1,174 5.1%
All Others* 12,230 55.2% 13,951 58.5% 13,748 59.6%
Circuit of Release
Circuit 17 2,702 12.2% 2,557 10.7% 2,608 11.3%
Circuit 13 2,177 9.8% 2,324 9.7% 2,097 9.1%
Circuit 11 2,217 10.0% 2,254 9.4% 2,049 8.9%
Circuit 6 1,821 8.2% 1,815 7.6% 1,774 7.7%
Circuit 9 1,441 6.5% 1,496 6.3% 1,346 5.8%
All Others** 11,783 53.2% 13,420 56.2% 13,191 57.2%
Average Months Served 31.4 36.0 37.6
Average % Sentence Served 62.8% 65.9% 71.8%
Supervision to Follow
Yes 7,899 35.7% 8,444 35.4% 8,822 38.2%
No 14,242 64.3% 15,422 64.6% 14,243 61.8%
NOTES:
*Includes release to federal custody, unknown destination, death and other counties.
**Includes the above and also all other circuits.
  1. Life sentences are excluded from time served data, as are some permanent release types and any cases with missing observations.
  2. Please see Appendix for definition of violent and definition of time-served calculation.