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Rick Scott, Governor
Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Michael D. Crews

Florida Department of Corrections
Michael D. Crews, Secretary

Prisons

Prison Budget

At $1.5 billion dollars, the prison budget makes up the largest portion of the Department’s operating budget. With fiscal responsibility as one of the agencies top priorities, employees often find creative ways to trim costs.

Cost cutting efforts include:

Jerrell Everett, Vocational Instructor at Cross City CI, received a Davis Productivity Award by building furniture with inmate labor. The savings amounted to approximately $100,000.

Charlotte Correctional Institution librarian Willie Davenport established a relationship with various individuals, organizations and book stores to obtain continuous donations of new and used books for inmate libraries. Davenport collected donations of new and used reading materials. Over the last year, Davenport collected approximately 13,000 books with an estimated value of $60,000.

Inmate Costs over 5 years

Inmate Costs:  $49.60 in FY 04-05; $52.06 in FY 05-06; $52.90 in FY 06-07; $55.09 in FY 07-08; $52.00 in FY 08-09.


Revenue from inmate canteens and telephone commissions
Revenue from Canteen Operations $30,973,262
Inmate Telephone Commissions $5,383,690


Summary of Average Inmate Costs (FY 2008-2009)

Type of Facility Average Population Total Per Diem  Security Operations Health
Services
Education Services
Total All Facilities (excluding private)* 91,862 $52.00 $39.56 $11.47 $0.96
Adult Male Custody 51,055 $42.31 $35.71 $5.79 $0.80
Male Youthful Offender Custody 2,693 $60.37 $51.04 $5.26 $4.07
Reception Centers 9,357 $85.94 $47.56 $37.75 $0.63
Adult and Youthful Female Custody 4,888 $69.30 $46.14 $21.46 $1.70
Specialty Institutions 20,388 $59.06 $44.29 $13.84 $0.93
Work Release Centers/Other Contracted 3,481 $30.80 $28.71 $1.11 $0.97
Private Institutions 7,716 $45.53 $45.53 $0.00 $0.00
*Note: Per diem figures do not include indirect and administrative costs of $0.80 for private institutions and $3.54 for major institutions (operations $1.69, health services $0.32, education $0.09, substance abuse $0.02, and departmental administration $1.42).