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Florida Department of Corrections
Michael D. Crews, Secretary

8A: Drug Offender Releases

Characteristics FISCAL YEAR FISCAL YEAR FISCAL YEAR
1996/97 1997/98 1998/99
TOTAL RELEASES 6,056 5,560 5,673
             
Gender            
Male 5,323 87.9% 4,930 88.7% 5,007 88.3%
Female 733 12.1% 630 11.3% 666 11.7%
Race            
White 1,456 24.0% 1,224 22.0% 1,301 22.9%
Black 4,523 74.7% 4,259 76.6% 4,298 75.8%
Other 77 1.3% 77 1.4% 74 1.3%
Ethnicity            
Hispanic 334 5.5% 311 5.6% 394 6.9%
Non-Hispanic 5,722 94.5% 5,249 94.4% 5,279 93.1%
Age            
17 & under 9 0.1% 5 0.1% 13 0.2%
18-24 976 16.1% 874 15.7% 854 15.1%
25-34 2,401 39.6% 2,169 39.0% 2,030 35.8%
35-49 2,439 40.3% 2,245 40.4% 2,481 43.7%
50-59 200 3.3% 225 4.0% 241 4.2%
60 + 31 0.5% 42 0.8% 54 1.0%
Average Age at Release 33.6 YEARS 33.9 YEARS 34.5 YEARS
             
Custody Classification            
Minimum 3,860 63.7% 3,317 59.7% 3,351 59.1%
Medium 1,570 25.9% 1,602 28.8% 1,685 29.7%
Close 573 9.5% 599 10.8% 605 10.7%
Unknown 53 0.9% 42 0.8% 32 0.6%
Medical Grade            
Unrestricted 3,379 55.8% 2,988 53.7% 3,043 53.6%
Minimum 2,170 35.8% 2,078 37.4% 2,047 36.1%
Moderate 403 6.7% 379 6.8% 486 8.6%
Severe 71 1.2% 80 1.4% 78 1.4%
Unknown 33 0.5% 35 0.6% 19 0.3%
Psychological Grade            
No Disorder 5,683 93.8% 5,144 92.5% 5,158 90.9%
Mild Impairment 101 1.7% 102 1.8% 117 2.1%
Moderate Impairment 230 3.8% 273 4.9% 365 6.4%
Severe Impairment 1 0.0% 5 0.1% 7 0.1%
Assigned to Care Unit 5 0.1% 3 0.1% 5 0.1%
Unknown 36 0.6% 33 0.6% 21 0.4%
             
Offense Type            
Trafficking 691 11.4% 676 12.2% 719 12.7%
Sale/Purchase/Manufacture 3,723 61.5% 3,513 63.2% 3,451 60.8%
Possession 1,642 27.1% 1,371 24.7% 1,503 26.5%
County of Release            
Broward 909 15.0% 865 15.6% 845 14.9%
Hillsborough 632 10.4% 531 9.6% 558 9.8%
Dade 524 8.7% 414 7.4% 454 8.0%
Pinellas 383 6.3% 398 7.2% 335 5.9%
Orange 336 5.5% 267 4.8% 254 4.5%
All Others 3,272 54.0% 3,085 55.5% 3,227 56.9%
Average Months Served 29.4 31.2 30.4
             
Average % Sentence Served 66.5% 73.6% 78.6%
             
Supervision            
Yes 1,352 22.3% 311 5.6% 1,292 22.8%
No 4,704 77.7% 5,249 94.4% 4,381 77.2%
NOTES:
  1. See Section 4A Offense Type by Time-Served