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Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Michael D. Crews

Florida Department of Corrections
Michael D. Crews, Secretary

Youthful Offenders

Youthful Offenders

  • 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(1)(b)).

  • 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 (F.S. 958.11(4)).

  • 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 (F.S. 958.11(6)).

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

Youthful Offender Population by Facility
CURRENT LOCATION Designated by Dept. of Corrections as Youthful Offenders ages 19-24 with sentences less than or equal to 10 Years (F.S. 958.11(4)) Designated by Dept. of Corrections as Youthful Offenders due to emotional/physical vulnerability (F.S. 958.11(6)) Designated by Courts as Youthful Offenders (F.S. 958.04(1)(b)) Total Population
Brevard CI 611 15 348 974
Brevard Work Camp 187 1 93 281
Hernando CI 128 0 20 148
Indian River CI 209 4 168 381
Lake City CI 250 1 99 350
Lancaster CI 365 7 169 541
Lancaster Work Camp 177 0 96 273
Lowell CI 56 0 11 67
Lowell CI - Boot Camp 6 0 2 8
R.M.C.- Main Unit 88 0 35 123
Sumter B.T.U. 12 0 67 79
Taylor Annex 299 3 174 476
C.F.R.C. Main Unit 76 0 39 115
S.F.R.C. 27 0 14 41
Work Release Centers 93 0 54 147
All Other Facilities 43 0 19 62
Total 2,627 31 1,408 4,066


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