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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, 2005)

Category White Males White Females Black Males Black Females Other Males Other Females Total Percent Cumulative Percent
None 22,153 2,362 17,157 1,318 1,752 220 44,962 53.0% 53.0%
1 6,872 403 9,247 420 384 37 17,363 20.5% 73.4%
2 3,172 183 5,637 247 178 13 9,430 11.1% 84.5%
3 1,721 70 3,667 162 77 4 5,701 6.7% 91.2%
4 990 37 2,380 96 38 3 3,544 4.2% 95.4%
5 493 11 1,381 42 13 0 1,940 2.3% 97.7%
6 248 9 824 23 2 0 1,106 1.3% 99.0%
7 82 4 396 7 0 0 489 0.6% 99.6%
8 38 0 168 4 0 0 210 0.2% 99.8%
9+ 21 0 118 2 0 0 141 0.2% 100.0%
Data Unavailable 2 0 7 0 4 2 15    
TOTAL 35,792 3,079 40,982 2,321 2,448 279 84,901 100.0% 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 who had been in Florida prisons previously has decreased slightly over six years from 48.5% in 2000 to 47.0% in 2005.

  • The percentage of inmates in prison with a prior commitment remained the same as last year (47.0%), which is a decrease from previous years.

  • Of the 44,962 (53.0%) inmates in prison on June 30, 2005, who had no prior Florida prison commitments, 54.5% were White, 41.1% were Black and 4.4% were other races.

  • Of all inmates, 20.5% had been in prison in Florida once before, 11.1% had been in twice before, and 15.5% had been in three or more times before.
Percent of Inmate Population
with Prior Commitments to Florida's Prison System
on June 30, 2000-2005
Fell from 48.5% in 2000 to 47.0% in 2005

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