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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 26,625 3,298 21,676 1,539 2,940 180 56,258 55.0% 55.0%
1 8,393 643 10,406 463 572 38 20,515 20.1% 75.1%
2 3,877 234 6,235 224 240 14 10,824 10.6% 85.7%
3 2,056 102 3,825 126 114 5 6,228 6.1% 91.8%
4+ 2,286 87 5,745 187 81 4 8,390 8.2% 100.0%
Data Unavailable 1 -   16 -   -   -   17    
Total 43,238 4,364 47,903 2,539 3,947 241 102,232 100.0% 100.0%


45% 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 46.9% in 2006 to 45.0% in 2010.

  • The percentage of inmates in prison with a prior commitment (45.0%) is slightly lower than last year (45.5%).

  • Of the 56,258 (55.0%) inmates in prison on June 30, 2009 who had no prior Florida prison commitments, 53.2% were white, 41.3% were black and 5.5% were other races.

  • Of all inmates, 20.1% had been in prison in Florida once before, 10.6% had been in twice before, and 14.3% 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 46.9% in 2006 to 45.0% in 2010