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

Florida Department of Corrections
Timothy H. Cannon, Interim Secretary

Executive Summary

Jail Beds Programs

Jail Incarceration Programs are prison diversion programs in which non-violent offenders serve up to twenty-two (22) months in a county jail as a condition of supervision, in lieu of a state prison sentence. Programs may include work release, work squads, or other self-improvement programs as directed by the Sheriff's office. This program is designed to serve as a final disposition to any case whose presumptive prison sentence may have been twelve (12) to twentytwo (22) months in prison. If the above criterion is met, this program can also be used for nonsecure drug treatment, PRC, or secure drug treatment failures.

Profiles of Jail Bed Residential Programs
On June 30, 2007

Facility Start Date Facility Capacity
Dixie County Jail December, 1994 20
Hamilton County Jail October, 1994 24
Jackson County Jail November, 1994 36
Madison County Jail October, 1994 24
Wakulla County Jail August, 1994 50
TOTAL 154
Average Per Diem on June 30, 2007 $33.60

Workload

Table 4A: Jail Bed Enrollment Data by Fiscal Year
  • Jail facilities began with (414) new enrollments in the start-up year, and dropped to (230) beginning in FY 1997-98. This year's enrollment total is (222).
  • In FY 2005-06, (333) different offenders participated in a jail program.
  • There were 137 offenders in the programs on June 30, 2007.
Table 4B: FY 2006-07 Jail Bed Enrollment Data by Facility
  • The programs are generally small, ranging from thirty-four (34) new enrollments for Dixie County to sixty-three (63) for Jackson and Wakulla Counties.

Outcomes

Table 4C(a): Jail Bed Outcomes for Offenders by Fiscal Year
  • This table shows outcomes based on a three (3) year follow-up after the offender first entered a program of this type. They are counted as successful if they completed at least one (1) program, regardless of the number of programs they participated in.
  • On average, jail bed facilities had a (92.9%) success rate (successful exits divided by successful and unsuccessful exits) from FY 1994-95 to FY 2006-07.
  • Success rates have been at comparably high levels since the programs began in FY 1994-95 (94.4%) to (91.6%) in FY 2003-04.
  • The proportion of offenders whose final program outcome is an administrative exit has dropped from (9.0%) in FY 1994-95 to (5.5%) in FY 2003-04.
Table 4C(b): Jail Bed Outcomes for Offenders by Fiscal Year
  • This table shows outcomes based on a two (2) year follow-up after the offender first entered a jail bed program. For FY 2004-05, the jail bed program had a (86.3%) success rate (successful exits divided by successful and unsuccessful exits.)
Table 4D: FY 2006-07 Jail Bed Exit Data (Event-Based) by Facility
  • Looking at the outcome of the offenders' experiences in each program they exited, the success rate varies from (82.7%) for Wakulla County to (100.0%) for Dixie County.
  • On average, these programs had a (92.9%) success rate with offenders exiting their program during this fiscal year. Administrative exits averaged (5.4%) for the year.

Recommitments

Table 4E: FY 2004-05 (2-Year Follow-up), Jail Bed Recommitment Data by Level of Participation
  • At two (2) years past program completion, recommitment rates for jail bed program completers (31.9%) are substantially lower than for program non-completers (87.5%.)
  • Recommitments to supervision (for new offense or technical violation) are slightly lower for non-completers than completers (11.0% vs. 12.5%.)
  • Admissions/Returns to prison for a new offense or technical violation for program completers are far less than that for non-completers (20.9% vs. 75.0%.)
Table 4F: FY 2003-04 (3-Year Follow-up), Jail Bed Recommitment Data by Level of Participation
  • For a three (3) year follow-up period, jail program completers remain much lower than noncompleters in overall recommitments (47.9% vs. 77.8%.)
  • Recommitments to prison (for new offense or technical violation) are much lower for completers than non-completers (27.3% vs. 70.4%.)