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Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Julie L. Jones

Florida Department of Corrections
Julie L. Jones, Secretary

Non-Secure Drug Treatment Programs:Sept. 1, 1991-December 31, 1998


The Non-Secure Drug Treatment Program was implemented on September 1, 1991. Between that date and December 31, 1998, 17,460 offenders were released from the non-secure drug treatment programs. About half, 9,234 (52.8%) , had successfully completed a program, 6,937 (39.7%) had failed to complete the program, and 1,289 (7.3%) were terminated for medical or administrative reasons. Rates of program completion vary from a low of 38.3% to a high of 70.7% among the 26 facilities.

Across all facilities, 3,618 (20.7%) of offenders had been recommitted to state prison by December 31, 1998. Some 3,753 (21.4%) had been returned to some form of community supervision, while 10,094 (57.7%) had no recommitment. Recommitment rates increase as the time since program termination increases. Prison recommitment rates increase from 1.4% for offenders in their first year to 26.8% after 2 or more years.

Among offenders who successfully complete programs, 67.2% have no recommitment, and 85.6% have no recommitment to state prison. Over 96% of successful program completers are not recommitted to prison or supervision during their first year after completion. That figure drops to 55.2% after 2 or more years. But only 19.4%, even after 2 years, are recommitted to prison.

Successful program completion generally increases with age. Among those age 19 and under, only 35.1% successfully completed programs, while 58.1% of those age 35-39 and 67% of those age 50-54 did so. Recommitments also vary by age. Among those 19 and under, 23.6% have been recommitted to state prison, compared to only 18.3% of those age 35-39 and 12% of those age 50-54.

The facilities have served a total of 14,503 males and 4,107 females, 10,258 white offenders, 8,187 black offenders, and 163 other ethnic categories. A total of 18,610 offenders have been served by these facilities.

The average time to successful program completion is 182 days, and the average time to program failure is 79 days.

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