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

Florida Department of Corrections
Michael D. Crews, Secretary

Inmate Population

Prior Commitments to the
Florida Department of Corrections
(Inmate Population on June 30, 2003)

Category White Males White Females Black Males Black Females Other Males Other Females Total Percent Cumulative Percent
None 20,114 1,753 16,188 1,239 1,291 233 40,818 52.8% 52.8%
1 5,999 320 8,325 390 311 32 15,377 19.9% 72.7%
2 2,900 155 5,377 236 158 10 8,836 11.4% 84.1%
3 1,606 60 3,579 157 57 5 5,464 7.1% 91.2%
4 873 39 2,306 83 35 1 3,337 4.3% 95.5%
5 426 13 1,347 41 8 0 1,835 2.4% 97.9%
6 210 3 728 15 3 0 959 1.2% 99.1%
7 72 0 326 6 1 0 405 0.5% 99.6%
8 25 0 140 2 0 0 167 0.2% 99.9%
9+ 16 0 91 1 0 0 108 0.1% 100.0%
Data Unavailable 3 1 5 1 0 0 10    
TOTAL 32,244 2,344 38,412 2,171 1,864 281 77,316 100.0% 100.0%


47.2% of Inmates in Prison on June 30
Had Been in Florida Prison Before

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 34.5% over 11 years from 27,133 in 1993 to 36,498 in 2003.

  • The percentage of inmates in prison with a prior commitment continues to decrease, from 50.2% in 1998 to 47.2% in 2003.

  • Of the 40,818 (52.8%) inmates in prison on June 30, 2003 who had no prior Florida prison commitments, 53.6% were white, 42.7% were black and 3.7% were other races.

  • Of all inmates, 19.9% had been in prison in Florida once before, 11.4% had been in twice before, and 15.9% had been in three or more times before.
Percent of Inmate Population
with Prior Commitments to Florida's Prison System
on June 30, 1998-2003
Fell from 50.2% in 1998 to 47.2% in 2003

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