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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

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 26,152 3,133 21,131 1,571 2,791 213 54,991 54.5% 54.5%
1 8,272 599 10,376 478 555 36 20,316 20.1% 74.6%
2 3,821 234 6,272 232 238 9 10,806 10.7% 85.3%
3 2,082 106 3,863 139 91 3 6,284 6.2% 91.6%
4+ 2,274 95 5,841 187 81 2 8,480 8.4% 100.0%
Data Unavailable 1 - 16 - - - 17    
Total 42,602 4,167 47,499 2,607 3,756 263 100,894 100.0% 100.0%


45.5% 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 2005 to 45.5% in 2009.

  • The percentage of inmates in prison with a prior commitment (45.5%) is slightly lower than last year (46.3%).

  • Of the 54,991 (54.5%) inmates in prison on June 30, 2009 who had no prior Florida prison commitments, 53.3% were white, 41.3% were black and 5.4% were other races.

  • Of all inmates, 20.1% had been in prison in Florida once before, 10.7% had been in twice before, and 14.6% 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