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CJC3010Final Exam Study GuideConclusions on Electronic Monitoring1. EM is an effective community supervision strategy in terms of improving public safety and reducing the need for costly imprisonment.2. Florida’s Statewide Monitoring Center has been an effective EM strategy that has alleviated the workload of officers significantly of offenders on EM.3. Revisit laws that mandate EM for specified offender types.4. Develop ways to better inform the judiciary.5. Assess ways that can reduce the unintended consequences of EM on offenders in terms of employment and disruption to their families.4/1/13Results From a Survey of Florida Citizens About the Correctional SystemResponses to Survey on Sentencing and Corrections in FloridaWhat do you think is the most important problem facing Florida's Corrections system today? Number Percent Overcrowding 30 32.3Revolving Door/repeat offenders 14 15.1Need more Rehabilitation programs 11 11.8Drug offenders shouldn't take up so much room 9 9.7Early release/gain time/parole 5 5.4Not enough money 5 5.4Not enough prisons 3 3.2Not enough good employees 2 2.2Illegal aliens 1 1.1Prisoners have too many rights. 1 1.1• Perception: The highest response was “Overcrowding” at 32%.• Fact: Florida prisons are not overcrowded because of court ordered and statutory restrictions on the number of inmates that can be housed in Florida.What do you think is the main cause of this problem (one response only)? Number Percent Legislature 19 20.4Justice system 17 18.3Not tough enough/more punishment/longer sentences 13 14.0Lack of educational, vocational and drug abuse programs 12 12.9Repeat offenders 10 10.8Need more money spent on prisons 9 9.7Too much crime 5 5.4Early release/ get out too early/ gain time/etc 2 2.2Lack of good Jobs 1 1.1Governor 1 1.1Need more correctional officers 1 1.1Over the last 10 years, do you think the number of people in Florida's State prison system has decrease, increased, or stayed about the same? Number Percent 1. Stayed about the same 14 15.1%2. Decreased 2 2.2%3. Increased 81 87.1%• Perception: Most (87%) thought the prison system has increased over the past 10 years.• Fact: That is correct, with Florida’ prison population increasing from 50,603 in 1993 to over 90,000 today.Does Florida need more State Prisons beds? Number Percent 1. Yes 78 83.9%2. No 14 15.1%• Perception: Most (84%) thought Florida does need more state prison beds.• Fact: The Legislature recently appropriated an addition $61,000,000 to build new prison beds in Florida. Otherwise, early prison release would return after ending in December 1994. Also, the current projects are that the growth in prisons will continue over the next five years so the Legislature will have to fund more beds to prevent the early release of inmates.What percentage of their sentence do you think the typical criminal sentenced today serves in prison? Number Percent 1 to 25 Percent 8 8.6%26 to 50 Percent 27 29.0%51 to 75 Percent 32 34.4%76 to 100 Percent 26 28.0% (85% or More) 10 10.8% • Perception: Only 10% of you thought inmates served 85% of their sentence in prison and 38% thought it was 50% or less.• Facts: The average percentage of sentence served for Florida inmate leaving prison today is 85%.• All new inmates will serve a minimum of 85% of their sentences.Do you think the percentage of the sentence actually served today is about the same, lower, or higher than it was 10 years ago? Number Percent 1. About the same 14 15.1%2. Lower 51 54.8%3. Higher 28 30.1%• Perception: The majority of you (54%) thought the percentage of sentence served in Florida’s prisons is lower today than it was 10 years ago and another 15.1% thought it was about the same.• Fact: The percentage of sentence served in Florida 10 years ago was 33% compared to 85% today.If an inmate is given a life sentence today, according to law, will he or she serve a life term? Number Percent 1. Yes 33 35.9%2. No 59 64.1%• Perception: Two-thirds (64%) of you thought an offender sentenced to Life in prison does not mean they will serve life.• Fact: There is no parole in Florida, therefore, a life sentence to prison today means life.Do you think the typical inmate is required to work while in prison? Number Percent 1. No 43 46.2%2. Yes 50 53.8%• Perception: Just under one-half (46%) of you thought the typical inmate in Florida’s prisons is not required to work.• Fact: Virtually all inmates work on a daily basis in Florida. The only exceptions are those in Disciplinary Confinement and those that are too sick to work.Do you think inmates who work in prison get paid for their work? Number Percent 1. Yes 49 52.7%2. No 44 47.3%• Perception: Over one-half (53%) of you thought inmates get paid to do work in Florida’s prisons.• Fact: The vast majority of inmates are NOT paid to work in prison. Only those who work for the non-profit Prison Industry program get paid and this is a very small percentage of the total inmate population.Do you approve or disapprove of inmates being paid if they work while in prison? Number Percent 1. Approve 45 48.4%2. Disapprove 48 51.8%• Almost one-half (48%) of you approve of inmate getting paid to work.Do you think the typical inmate has access to educational programs? Number Percent 1. Yes 76 81.7%2. No 17 18.3% Do you approve or disapprove of inmates having access to educational programs? Number Percent 1. Approve 88 94.6%2. Disapprove 5 5.4%• Perceptions: The vast majority of you thought inmates have access to educational programs (82%) and approve of them going to school in prison (95%).• Fact: The majority of inmates who are in need of educational programs do NOT receive those services because of a lack of funding for these services in prison. Due to federal law, all Special Education Students receive education.Do you think inmates have access to drug and alcohol abuse treatment programs while in prison? Number Percent 1. Yes 72 77.4%2. No 21 22.6% Do you approve or disapprove of inmates having access to drug and alcohol abuse treatment programs? Number Percent1. Approve 88 94.6%2. Disapprove 5 5.4%• Perceptions: The vast majority of you thought inmates have access to drug and alcohol abuse treatment programs (77%) and approve of them obtaining treatment (95%).• Fact: A small percentage of the inmates who are in need of drug treatment


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