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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, 2008 - June 30, 2009. Data are reported in sections by program type. Each major section includes an Executive Summary and sub-sections on Providers (as of 6/30/2009), Workload, Outcomes, and Recommitment Rates (where appropriate).

There is a companion report, titled Substance Abuse Annual Report - 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 2008-09 are as follows:

  • The highest rate of female participation, excluding those programs that only serve females (PREVENTION [TIER1]), was in the PROGRAM CENTER (25.7%).
  • The highest rate of male participants was in Faith Based Transitional Housing (91.8%).
  • FAITH-BASED TRANSITIONAL HOUSING programs were utilized more by males (91.8%) than females (8.2%).
  • FAITH-BASED TRANSITIONAL HOUSING programs had the highest rate of black inmate participation (45.5%).
  • MODALITY 2 programs had the highest rate of white inmate participation (69.8%).

The highest percentage of new participants for each program by age group (excluding PREVENTION [TIER1]) was:

  • MODALITY 1 (age 45+ [25.5%]);
  • MODALITY 2 (age 45+ [31.0%]);
  • PROGRAM CENTER (age 25-29 [20.6%]);
  • READINESS (age 45+ [26.9%]);
  • ALUMNI (age 45+ [31.6%]); and
  • FAITH-BASED TRANSITIONAL HOUSING (age 45+ [43.2%]).

Success rates (excluding administrative exits) for all inmates who entered the program during FY 2005-06 based on exit data within three years after program entry, by applicable program type (from highest to lowest) were:

  • MODALITY 1 (84.5% out of 3,262);
  • PROGRAM CENTER (70.5% out of 447);
  • MODALITY 2 (68.8% out of 660).

Older inmates were more successful than younger inmates, with MODALITY 1 participants having a relatively high success rate among all age groups. The highest success rates (excluding administrative exits) three (3) years after program entry for FY 2005-06, by program type and age were:

  • MODALITY 1 (age 45+, 92.1% [607 out of 659]);
  • MODALITY 2 (age 45+, 76.5% [137 out of 179]).

By program type, two-year recommitment rates for program completers released from prison in FY 2006-07, and who completed a substance abuse treatment program sometime during their incarceration (from lowest to highest) were:

  • PROGRAM CENTER (18.6% of 393);
  • MODALITY 2 (37.5% of 717); and
  • MODALITY 1 (33.1% of 2,737).

By program type and age, the lowest two-year recommitment rates for successful program completers released from prison in FY 2006-07, and who completed a substance abuse treatment program sometime during their incarceration, were as follows:

  • MODALITY 1 (age 45+, 29.2% [212 out of 729]);
  • MODALITY 2 (age 45+, 31.5% [69 out of 219]).