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Rick Scott, Governor
Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Michael D. Crews

Florida Department of Corrections
Michael D. Crews, Secretary

Work CampJuly 1, 1993 - June 30, 1999

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Between July 1, 1993 and June 30, 1999, 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 112 (15.5%) had been recommitted to state prison by June 30, 1999, while 247 (34.3%) had been returned to some form of community supervision, and 361 (50.1%) had no recommitment.

Among offenders who successfully completed the program, 51.2% have no recommitment, and 85.9% have no recommitment to state prison. After two years, nearly 51.2% 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 94.9% for older groups. Recommitments also vary some by age. Among those 19 years old or younger, 33.3% have been recommitted to state prison, compared to 13.5% 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.