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

Florida Department of Corrections
Michael D. Crews, Secretary

Executive Summary

This report covers the time period from July 1, 2002 - June 30, 2003. Data is reported in sections by program type. Each major section includes an Executive Summary and sub-sections on Providers (as of 6/30/2003), Workload, Outcomes, and Recommitment Rates (where appropriate).

There is a companion report, titled Substance Abuse Programs - Community Programs that uses the same format to detail substance abuse programs for offenders on community supervision.

Salient points concerning the demographic break down by gender, race, and age for new enrollees in FY 2002-03 are as follows:

  • The highest rate of female participation, excluding those programs that only serve females (Tier 1 and Program Center), was in Modality 1 (31.7%).
  • The highest rate of male participants was in Modality 2 (95.3%).
  • FAITH-BASED TRANSITIONAL HOUSING programs were utilized more by males (90.9%) than females (9.1%).
  • FAITH-BASED TRANSITIONAL HOUSING programs had the highest rate of black inmate participation (90.9%).
  • Modality 1 programs had the highest rate of white inmate participation (63.6%).
  • The highest percentage of new participants for each program by age group (excluding Tier 1) was:

    • Modality 1 (age 18-24 and age 40-44 [18.1%])
    • Modality 2 (age 30-34 [20.2%])
    • Modality 3 (age 40-44 [27.3%])
    • PROGRAM CENTER (age 35-39 [23.3%])
    • READINESS (age 35-39 [19.8%])
    • ALUMNI (age 45+ [21.8%])
    • FAITH-BASED TRANSITIONAL HOUSING (age 45+[27.2%])

Success rates (excluding administrative exits) for all inmates who entered the program during FY 1999-00 based on exit data within three years after program entry, by applicable program type (from highest to lowest) were:

  • Modality 3 (92.7% out of 3,715)
  • Modality 1 (86.2% out of 5,873)
  • Modality 2 (60.2% out of 6,502)

Older inmates were more successful than younger inmates, with Modality 3 participants having a relatively high success rate (all at or above 86.7%) among all age groups. The highest success rates (excluding administrative exits) three (3) years after program entry for FY 1999-00, by program type and age were:

  • Modality 3 (age 40-44, 94.7% [585 out of 618])
  • Modality 1 (age 45+, 94.5% [803 out of 850])
  • Modality 2 (age 45+, 72.4% [567 out of 783])

Two-year recommitment rates for program completers released from prison in FY 2000-01, and who completed a substance abuse treatment program sometime during their incarceration (from lowest to highest) were:

  • Modality 3 (28.6% of 1,333)
  • Modality 1 (29.9% of 1,228)
  • Modality 2 (31.2% of 1,253)

Surprisingly, inmates in age group 18-24 were least likely to recommit. The lowest two-year recommitment rates for successful program completers released from prison in FY 2000-01, and who completed a substance abuse treatment program sometime during their incarceration, by each major program type, were as follows:

  • Modality 1 (age 18-24, 24.6% [49 out of 199])
  • Modality 2 (age 18-24, 18.2% [29 out of 159])
  • Modality 3 (age 18-24, 19.6% [31 out of 158])