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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, 2007)

Category White Males White Females Black Males Black Females Other Males Other Females Total Percent Cumulative Percent
None 23,889 2,832 18,713 1,483 2,203 227 49,347 53.2% 53.2%
1 7,713 522 9,798 463 452 39 18,987 20.5% 73.6%
2 3,543 216 6,051 227 215 10 10,262 11.1% 84.7%
3 1,905 108 3,834 150 86 4 6,087 6.6% 91.2%
4+ 2,108 86 5,702 181 66 2 8,145 8.8% 100.0%
Data Unavailable 5 0 11 0 0 0 16
TOTAL 39,163 3,764 44,109 2,504 3,022 282 92,844 100.0% 100.0%


46.8% of inmates in prison on June 30, 2007
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 47.2% in 2003 to 46.8% in 2007.

  • The percentage of inmates in prison with a prior commitment (46.8%) is slightly less than last year (46.9%).

  • Of the 49,347 (53.2%) inmates in prison on June 30, 2007 who had no prior Florida prison commitments, 54.1% were white, 40.9% were black and 4.9% were other races.

  • Of all inmates, 20.5% had been in prison in Florida once before, 11.1% had been in twice before, and 15.4% had been in three or more times before.
Percent of Inmate Population with Prior Commitments
to Florida’s Prison System on
June 30, 2003-2007

Fell from 47.2% in 2003 to 46.8% in 2007