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Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Julie L. Jones

Florida Department of Corrections
Julie L. Jones, Secretary

Jail BedsJuly 1, 1994 - December 31, 1999


Jail Bed programs normally last less than one year. Between July 1, 1994 and December 31, 1999, 1,744 offenders had been released from the Jail facilities. About 87.6% (1,529) had successfully completed a program, 94 (5.3%) had failed to complete the program, and 121 (6.9%) were terminated for medical or administrative reasons. Rates of program completion vary from a low of 75.3% to a high of 95.3% among the 7 facilities.

Across all facilities, 479 of these offenders (27.4%) had been recommitted to state prison by December 31, 1999. Some 350 (20%) had been returned to some form of community supervision, while 915 (52.4%) had no recommitment. Recommitment rates increase over time, particularly during the second year. But after two years, over 43.8% had no recommitments to supervision or prison.

Among offenders who successfully complete programs, 54.8% have no recommitment, and 75.1% have no recommitment to state prison. Facilities vary from 34.4% to 64.6% in the proportion of successful program completers with no recommitments. Recommitments to prison increase between the first and second year, from 5.2% to 29.6%. Recommitments to supervision also increase over time. After two years, 45.8% have had no recommitments to prison or supervision.

Successful program completion rates vary little by age. Among those age 19 or less, 90.9% successfully completed programs, while 87% of those age 35-39 and 89.7% of those age 40-44 did so. Recommitments vary somewhat by age. Among 19 year olds and under, 36.3% have been recommitted to state prison, compared to 26.1% of those age 35-39 and 15.6% of those age 45-49.

Jail programs have served 1,625 males and 228 females, 954 white offenders, 890 black offenders, and 9 of other ethnic categories. A total of 1,853 offenders have been served by these facilities.

The average time to successful program completion is 157 days, and the average time to program failure is 113 days. The variation by facility in average time to program completion is from 101 days to 324 days.

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