Residential Offender Programs Report
September 1, 1991 - December 31, 1999
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Between July 1, 1993 and December 31, 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 115 (15.9%) had been recommitted to state prison by December 31, 1999, while 262 (36.3%) had been returned to some form of community supervision, and 343 (47.6%) had no recommitment.
Among offenders who successfully completed the program, 48.7% have no recommitment, and 85.5% have no recommitment to state prison. After two years, nearly 48.7% 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.