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

Florida Department of Corrections
Timothy H. Cannon, Interim Secretary

Inmate Population

Prior Commitments to the
Florida Department of Corrections

(Inmate Population on June 30, 2001)

Category White Males Females Black Males Black Females Other Males Other Females Total Percent Cumulative Percent
None
18,207
1,442
15,587
1,162
1,066
203
37,667
52.3%
52.3%
1
5,458
273
7,778
400
305
27
14,241
19.8%
72.1%
2
2,718
123
5,290
231
130
9
8,501
11.8%
83.9%
3
1,539
52
3,602
137
62
2
5,394
7.5%
91.4%
4
813
37
2,224
81
28
1
3,184
4.4%
95.8%
5
395
6
1,265
30
9
0
1,705
2.4%
98.2%
6
162
1
614
18
3
0
798
1.1%
99.3%
7
54
1
260
5
2
0
322
0.4%
99.7%
8
18
0
104
2
0
0
124
0.2%
99.9%
9+
8
0
56
1
0
0
65
0.1%
100.0%
Data Unavailable
1
0
4
1
0
0
6
 
 
TOTAL
29,373
1,935
36,784
2,068
1,605
242
72,007
100.0%
100.0%


Percent of Inmate Population with Priors
Continues to Decline

Prior commitment refers to any previous occasion that an inmate served time in the Florida prison system. This does not include supervision, such as probation. Nor does it include inmates who may have been in county jails in Florida or other states, in other state systems or in the Federal prison system.

  • The percentage of inmates in prison with a prior commitment decreased from 55.8% in 1996 to 47.7% in 2001.

  • Of the 37,667 (52.3%) in prison on June 30, 2001, who had no prior Florida prison commitments, 52.2% were white, 44.5% were black and 3.4% were other races.

  • Of all inmates, 19.8% had been in prison in Florida once before, 11.8% had been in twice before, and 8.6% had been in four or more times before.


Percent of Inmate Population with Prior Commitments to Florida's Prison System On June 30, 1996-2001

Fell from 55.8% to 47.7%

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