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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, 2002)

Category White Males White Females Black Males Black Females Other Males Other Females Total Percent Cumulative Percent
None 18,847 1,494 15,686 1,194 1,125 222 38,568 52.4% 52.4%
1 5,675 288 7,967 393 304 31 14,658 19.9% 72.4%
2 2,790 110 5,266 239 135 13 8,553 11.6% 84.0%
3 1,546 59 3,597 146 55 2 5,405 7.3% 91.3%
4 846 34 2,205 85 31 2 3,203 4.4% 95.7%
5 404 10 1,272 36 6 0 1,728 2.3% 98.1%
6 176 5 672 17 2 0 872 1.2% 99.2%
7 66 1 274 6 2 0 349 0.5% 99.7%
8 19 0 109 1 0 0 129 0.2% 99.9%
9+ 13 0 70 1 0 0 84 0.1% 100.0%
Data Unavailable 1 0 3 0 0 0 4    
TOTAL 30,383 2,001 37,121 2,118 1,660 270 73,553 100.0% 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, in other state systems or in the Federal prison system.

  • The number of inmates in prison on June 30 who had been in Florida prisons previously has increased 32.5% over 10 years from 26,402 in 1992 to 34,981 in 2002.

  • The percentage of inmates in prison with a prior commitment decreased in the last 10 years, from 56.2% in 1992 to 47.6% in 2002.

  • Of the 38,568 (52.4%) in prison on June 30, 2002, who had no prior Florida prison commitments, 52.7% were white, 43.8% were black and 3.5% were other races.

  • Of all inmates, 19.9% had been in prison in Florida once before, 11.6% had been in twice before, and 16.1% had been in three or more times before.

Percent of Inmate Population with Prior Commitments to Florida's Prison System On June 30, 1997-2002

Fell from 53.7% to 47.6%

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