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Florida Department of Corrections
Michael D. Crews, Secretary

8A: Drug Offender Releases

Characteristics FISCAL YEAR FISCAL YEAR FISCAL YEAR
1997/98 1998/99 1999/00
TOTAL RELEASES 5,560 5,673 6,223
             
Gender            
Male 4,930 88.7% 5,007 88.3% 5,511 88.6%
Female 630 11.3% 666 11.7% 712 11.4%
Race            
White 1,224 22.0% 1,301 22.9% 1,390 22.3%
Black 4,259 76.6% 4,298 75.8% 4,736 76.1%
Other 77 1.4% 74 1.3% 97 1.6%
Ethnicity            
Hispanic 311 5.6% 394 6.9% 392 6.3%
Non-Hispanic 5,249 94.4% 5,279 93.1% 5,831 93.7%
Age            
17 & under 5 0.1% 13 0.2% 9 0.1%
18-24 874 15.7% 854 15.1% 990 15.9%
25-34 2,169 39.0% 2,030 35.8% 2,144 34.5%
35-49 2,245 40.4% 2,481 43.7% 2,741 44.0%
50-59 225 4.0% 241 4.2% 294 4.7%
60 + 42 0.8% 54 1.0% 45 0.7%
Average Age at Release 33.9 YEARS 34.5 YEARS 38.1 YEARS
             
Custody Classification            
Minimum 3,317 59.7% 3,351 59.1% 3,648 58.6%
Medium 1,602 28.8% 1,685 29.7% 1,756 28.2%
Close 599 10.8% 605 10.7% 739 11.9%
Unknown 42 0.8% 32 0.6% 80 1.3%
Medical Grade            
Unrestricted 2,988 53.7% 3,043 53.6% 3,604 57.9%
Minimum 2,078 37.4% 2,047 36.1% 2,048 32.9%
Moderate 379 6.8% 486 8.6% 463 7.4%
Severe 80 1.4% 78 1.4% 58 0.9%
Unknown 35 0.6% 19 0.3% 50 0.8%
Psychological Grade            
No Disorder 5,144 92.5% 5,158 90.9% 5,634 90.5%
Mild Impairment 102 1.8% 117 2.1% 136 2.2%
Moderate Impairment 273 4.9% 365 6.4% 411 6.6%
Severe Impairment 5 0.1% 7 0.1% 12 0.2%
Assigned to Care Unit 3 0.1% 5 0.1% 5 0.1%
Unknown 33 0.6% 21 0.4% 25 0.4%
Offense Type            
Trafficking 676 12.2% 719 12.7% 699 11.2%
Sale/Purchase/Manufacture 3,513 63.2% 3,451 60.8% 3,740 60.1%
Possession 1,371 24.7% 1,503 26.5% 1,784 28.7%
County of Release            
Broward 865 15.6% 845 14.9% 941 15.1%
Hillsborough 531 9.6% 558 9.8% 591 9.5%
Dade 414 7.4% 454 8.0% 524 8.4%
Pinellas 398 7.2% 335 5.9% 400 6.4%
Orange 267 4.8% 254 4.5% 304 4.9%
All Others 3,085 55.5% 3,227 56.9% 3,463 55.6%
Average Months Served 31.2 30.4 29.1
             
Average % Sentence Served 73.6% 78.6% 82.5%
             
Supervision            
Yes 311 5.6% 1,292 22.8% 1,377 22.1%
No 5,249 94.4% 4,381 77.2% 4,846 77.9%
NOTES:
  1. See Section 4A Offense Type by Time-Served