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Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Michael D. Crews

Florida Department of Corrections
Michael D. Crews, Secretary

Youthful Offenders

Youthful Offenders

Youthful Offender Population by Facility
  Age Range Custody Population
Brevard CI 19-24 close/minimum 968
Brevard Work Camp 19-24 medium/minimum 286
Hendry CI 19-24 close/minimum 537
Hernando CI 19-24 close/minimum 169
Hillsborough CI 14-18 close/medium/minimum 275
Indian River CI 14-18 close/minimum 290
Lake City CI 19-24 close/medium/minimum 341
Lancaster CI 19-24 medium/minimum 416
Lancaster WC 19-24 medium/minimum 272
Lowell CI - Women Boot 24 and below medium/minimum 17
Lowell CI 24 and below close/medium/minimum 79
Sumter BTU 24 and below medium/minimum 94
Reception Centers 24 and below close/minimum 367
Work Release Centers 24 and below minimum 185
Contract Work Release Centers 24 and below   6
Other (Broward,ZHCI)     16
TOTAL     4,318
  • The Court may sentence a person as a youthful offender if the crime was committed prior to his or her twenty-first birthday (F.S. 958.04).

  • The Department of Corrections may classify an inmate as a youthful offender if he or she is 24 years old or under, with a sentence of 10 years or less.

  • Vulnerable inmates who are 19 or under with a sentence of more than 10 years may also be classified as youthful offenders, if their safety would be jeopardized in an adult institution.

  • YO's must also be on their first prison commitment.

  • During FY 2000-2001 42 inmates were at some point classified in youthful offender status for protective reasons (F.S. 958.11).

  • Capital or life felons may not be classified or sentenced as youthful offenders.


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