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

Florida Department of Corrections
Timothy H. Cannon, Interim Secretary

Additional Facts

Youthful Offenders

Youthful Offender Population (YO)

Current Location Department
Designated Youthful Offenders
Youthful Offenders with emotional/physical
vulnerability
(F.S. 958.11(6))
Court Ordered Youthful Offenders Total Population
Brevard C.I. 588 1 342 931
CFRC-Main 132 0 64 196
Hernando C.I. 144 0 16 160
Indian River C.I. 252 1 169 422
Lake City C.F. 653 0 236 889
Lancaster C.I. 409 0 162 571
Lancaster W.C. 184 0 86 270
Lowell Annex 34 0 7 41
Lowell Boot Camp 8 0 4 12
Lowell C.I. 107 0 31 138
R.M.C.- Main Unit 108 1 30 139
S.F.R.C. 31 0 14 45
Sumter B.T.U. 46 0 46 92
Work Release Center 75 0 60 135
All Other Facilities 11 1 11 23
Total 2,564 8 1,395 3,967


Section 958.04, F.S., authorizes the court to sentence as a youthful offender any person:

  • Who is at least 18 years of age or who has been transferred for prosecution to the criminal division of the circuit court pursuant to chapter 985;

  • Who is found guilty of or who has tendered, and the court has accepted, a plea of nolo contendere or guilty to a crime that is, under the laws of this state, a felony if the offender is younger than 21 years of age at the time sentence is imposed;

  • Who has not previously been classified as a youthful offender under the provisions of this act; and

  • Who has not been found guilty of a capital or life felony.

Section 958.11(4), F.S., authorizes the Department to classify as a youthful offender any person:

  • Who is at least 18 years of age or who has been transferred for prosecution to the criminal division of the circuit court pursuant to chapter 985;

  • Who has not previously been classified as a youthful offender under the provisions of this act;

  • Who has not been found guilty of a capital or life felony;

  • Whose age does not exceed 24 years; and

  • Whose total length of sentence does not exceed 10 years.

In addition to the above, s. 958.11(6), F.S., authorizes the Department to assign inmates 19 or younger (except capital or life felons) to youthful offender facilities if the Department determines that the inmate’s mental or physical vulnerability would substantially or materially jeopardize his or her safety in a non-youthful offender facility.

Did You Know?

The youngest inmate in the prison system on June 30, 2010 was 14-year-old Jermaine Dowdell, who is serving time for burglary.