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Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Michael D. Crews

Florida Department of Corrections
Michael D. Crews, Secretary

Secure Treatment Pgms.Sept. 1, 1991 - December 31, 1999

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

The Secure Drug Treatment Program normally lasts from 8 to 18 months. Between September 1, 1991 and December 31, 1999, 4,291 offenders had been released from the secure drug treatment programs. About a quarter, 1,281 (29.8%) had successfully completed a program, 2,516 (58.6%) had failed to complete the program, and 494 (11.5%) were terminated for medical or administrative reasons. Rates of successful program completion vary from a low of 21.5% to a high of 43.2 among the 6 facilities.

Across all facilities, 1,461 offenders (34%) had been recommitted to state prison by December 31, 1999. Some 992 (23.1%) had been returned to some form of community supervision, while 1,838 (42.8%) had no recommitment. Recommitment rates increase over time. During the first year after program termination, only 11.8% of offenders were incarcerated, but that figure increases to 39% for those out two or more years.

Among offenders who successfully complete programs, 64.2% have no recommitment, and 81.9% have no recommitment to state prison. Even two years after completion, 54.6% of graduates of these secure programs have no recommitment to prison or supervision.

Successful program completion generally increases with age. Among those 19 and under, only 15.6% successfully completed programs, while 35.8% of those age 35-39 and 42.2% of those age 40-44 did so. Recommitments also vary by age. Among those under 20, 40.2% have been recommitted to state prison, compared to only 33.5% of those age 35-39 and 26.8% of those age 40-44.

Secure facilities have served 3,819 males and 1,096 females, 3.050 white offenders, 1,803 black offenders, and 62 of other ethnic categories. A total of 4,915 offenders have been served by these facilities.

The average time to successful program completion is 379 days, and the average time to program failure is 135 days. The variation by facility is relatively large: The average time to program completion varies from 254 days to 560 days.