In Fiscal Year 2008-09, DC's community work squad inmates worked 6.5 million hours in our communities, saving Florida taxpayers more than $57.5 million.
Florida houses 100,894 inmates in 146 facilities across Florida. About 80% of Florida prison inmates are assigned to work or a program activity while incarcerated. Inmate labor is used to perform work on prison farms. They help to prepare and serve all prison meals, maintain prison grounds and construct new prisons. Additionally, inmates are assigned to community work squads to perform services for state and local agencies and non-profit organizations. This past year, inmate work squads worked 6.5 million hours in Florida communities saving Florida taxpayers more than $57.5 million.
Summary of Florida State Correctional Facilities
|Facility Summary||Total||Male||Female||Population on June 30, 2009||Percentage of Population|
|Work Camps, Boot Camps, Stand Alone Work/Forestry Camps, Treatment Center||46||42||4||11,373||11.27%|
|Work Release Centers||33||25||8||3,574||3.54%|
|Contract Jail Beds||66||0.7%|
|* Institutions with separate units and hospitals are counted as one institution. These institutions are Apalachee East and West units; CFRC Main, East and South units; Gulf CI Main and Annex units; Hamilton CI Main and Annex units; Liberty CI and Quincy Annex; Lowell CI and Annex; New River CI East and West units; NWFRC and Annex; RMC Main and West units; South Florida Reception Center (SFRC) and SFRC South; Santa Rosa CI and Annex; Columbia CI and Annex; Taylor CI Main and Annex units; and Wakulla CI and Annex. The total includes six private correctional facilities.|
For more information, see our Annual Agency Statistics Facilities page at www.dc.state.fl.us/pub/annual/0809/facil.html