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Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Michael D. Crews

Florida Department of Corrections
Michael D. Crews, Secretary

Jail BedsJuly 1, 1994 - December 31, 1998

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Jail Bed programs normally last less than one year. Between July 1, 1994 and December 31, 1998, 1,534 offenders had been released from the Jail facilities. About 87.4% (1,342) had successfully completed a program, 81 (5.2%) had failed to complete the program, and 111 (7.2%) were terminated for medical or administrative reasons. Rates of program completion vary from a low of 74.1% to a high of 96.9% among the 7 facilities.

Across all facilities, 340 of these offenders (22.1%) had been recommitted to state prison by December 31, 1998. Some 281 (18.3%) had been returned to some form of community supervision, while 913 (59.5%) had no recommitment. Recommitment rates increase over time, particularly during the second year. But after two years, over 47% had no recommitments to supervision or prison.

Among offenders who successfully complete programs, 62.2% have no recommitment, and 80.8% have no recommitment to state prison. Facilities vary from 40.0% to 72.6% in the proportion of successful program completers with no recommitments. Recommitments to prison increase between the first and second year, from 1% to 25.8%. Recommitments to supervision also increase over time. After two years, 49.7% have had no recommitments to prison or supervision.

Successful program completion rates vary little by age. Among those age 19 or less, 91.8% successfully completed programs, while 87.3% of those age 35-39 and 89.2% of those age 40-44 did so. Recommitments vary somewhat by age. Among 19 year olds and under, 29% have been recommitted to state prison, compared to 21.1% of those age 35-39 and 11.2% of those age45-49.

Jail programs have served 1,441 males and 202 females, 849 white offenders, 785 black offenders, and 9 of other ethnic categories. A total of 1,643 offenders have been served by these facilities.

The average time to successful program completion is 152 days, and the average time to program failure is 112 days. The variation by facility in average time to program completion is from 101 days to 307 days.