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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

Population With Prior Commitments to the Florida's Prison System

Category White Males White Females Black Males Black Females Other Males Other Females Total Percent Cumulative Percent
None 25,418 2,973 20,001 1,545 2,555 241 52,733 53.7% 53.7%
1 8,093 605 10,175 466 520 43 19,902 20.3% 74.0%
2 3,772 222 6,340 237 215 10 10,796 11.0% 85.0%
3 2,005 107 3,915 150 97 5 6,279 6.4% 91.4%
4+ 2,233 84 5,886 197 71 3 8,474 8.6% 100.0%
Data Unavailable 2 0 6 0 0 0 8
TOTAL 41,523 3,991 46,323 2,595 3,458 302 98,192 100.0% 100.0%


46.3% of Population 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 47.0% in 2004 to 46.3% in 2008.

  • The percentage of inmates in prison with a prior commitment (46.3%) is slightly less than last year (46.8%).

  • Of the 52,733 (53.7%) inmates in prison on June 30, 2008 who had no prior Florida prison commitments, 53.8% were white, 40.9% were black and 5.3% were other races.

  • Of all inmates, 20.3% had been in prison in Florida once before, 11.0% had been in twice before, and 15.0% had been in three or more times before.
Percent of Inmate Population with Prior Commitments
to Florida’s Prison System on
June 30 Compared Over Five Years

Fell from 47.0% in 2004 to 46.3% in 2008