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Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Michael D. Crews

Florida Department of Corrections
Michael D. Crews, Secretary

Work Camp, July 1, 1993 - June 30, 1998

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Between July 1, 1993 and June 30, 1998, 720 offenders had been released from the work camp facility. About 89.4% (644) had successfully completed the program, 41 (5.6%) had failed to complete the program, and 35 (4.8%) were terminated for medical or administrative reasons.

Only 97 (13.4%) had been recommitted to state prison by June 30, 1998, while 217 (30.1%) had been returned to some form of community supervision, and 406 (56.3%) had no recommitment. Recommitment rates increase from about 10% after the first year to 44.7% after two years.

Among offenders who successfully completed the program, 57.9% have no recommitment, and 88% have no recommitment to state prison. After two years, nearly 57% have had no recommitment to prison or supervision.

Successful program completion varies somewhat with age. In particular, those age 19 or under are less successful (71.4%), compared with rates as high as 100% for older groups. Recommitments also vary some by age. Among those 19 years old or younger, 28.5% have been recommitted to state prison, compared to 11% of those age 30-34 and 10.3% of those age 35-39.

The work camp program has served 720 males, 388 white offenders, 327 black offenders, and 5 of other ethnic categories. The average time to successful program completion was 147 days, and the average time to program failure was 131 days.

The work camp is no longer serving community corrections. It was turned over to Juvenile Justice in March of 1997.