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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, 2004)

Category White Males White Females Black Males Black Females Other Males Other Females Total Percent Cumulative Percent
None 21,300 2,066 16,993 1,304 1,565 205 43,433 53.0% 53.0%
1 6,394 380 8,855 415 349 36 16,429 20.0% 73.0%
2 3,034 160 5,518 245 180 9 9,146 11.2% 84.2%
3 1,717 64 3,723 162 74 1 5,741 7.0% 91.2%
4 941 39 2,405 107 32 2 3,526 4.3% 95.5%
5 474 18 1,372 49 11 0 1,924 2.3% 97.8%
6 224 5 773 20 2 0 1,024 1.2% 99.1%
7 70 1 363 6 1 0 441 0.5% 99.6%
8 25 0 151 2 0 0 178 0.2% 99.8%
9+ 20 0 98 3 0 0 121 0.1% 100.0%
Data Unavailable 3 0 8 0 0 0 11    
TOTAL 34,202 2,733 40,259 2,313 2,214 253 81,974 100.0% 100.0%


47.0% 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 42.0% over 11 years from 27,133 in 1993 to 38,541 in 2004.

  • The percentage of inmates in prison with a prior commitment continues to decrease, from 49.6% in 1999 to 47.0% in 2004.

  • Of the 43,433 (53.0%) inmates in prison on June 30, 2004 who had no prior Florida prison commitments, 53.8% were white, 42.1% were black and 4.1% were other races.

  • Of all inmates, 20.0% had been in prison in Florida once before, 11.2% had been in twice before, and 15.8% had been in three or more times before.
Percent of Inmate Population
with Prior Commitments to Florida's Prison System
on June 30, 1999-2004
Fell from 49.6% in 1999 to 47.0% in 2004

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