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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, 2006)

Category White Males White Females Black Males Black Females Other Males Other Females Total Percent Cumulative Percent
None 23,022 2,609 17,768 1,448 1,934 239 47,020 53.1% 53.1%
1 7,328 459 9,354 460 422 39 18,062 20.4% 73.5%
2 3,354 209 5,854 248 190 10 9,865 11.1% 84.6%
3 1,815 78 3,716 161 75 4 5,849 6.6% 91.2%
4+ 1,990 65 5,476 182 55 2 7,770 8.8% 100.0%
Data Unavailable 1 2 6 1 0 0 10
TOTAL 37,510 3,422 42,174 2,500 2,676 294 88,576 100.0% 100.0%


46.9% of inmates in prison on June 30, 2006
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 percentage of inmates in prison on June 30 who had been in Florida prisons previously has decreased slightly over five years from 47.6% in 2002 to 46.9% in 2006.

  • The percentage of inmates in prison with a prior commitment (46.9%) is slightly less than last year (47.0%).

  • Of the 47,020 (53.1%) inmates in prison on June 30, 2006 who had no prior Florida prison commitments, 54.5% were white, 40.9% were black and 4.6% were other races.

  • Of all inmates, 20.4% had been in prison in Florida once before, 11.1% had been in twice before, and 15.4% had been in three or more times before.
Percent of Inmate Population with Prior Commitments
to Florida’s Prison System on
June 30, 2002-2006

Fell from 47.6% in 2002 to 46.9% in 2006