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

Florida Department of Corrections
Timothy H. Cannon, Interim Secretary

Prisons

Youthful Offenders

Youthful Offender Population - June 30, 2011
Current Location Department
Designated Youthful Offenders
Youthful Offenders with emotional/physical
vulnerability
(F.S. 958.11(6))
Court Ordered Youthful Offenders Total Population
CFRC-MAIN 61 0 32 93
HERNANDO CI 80 0 20 100
INDIAN RIVER CI 263 1 181 445
LAKE CITY CF 423 0 458 881
LANCASTER CI 310 0 306 616
LANCASTER W.C. 185 0 95 280
LOWELL ANNEX 13 0 5 18
LOWELL CI 101 0 30 131
NWFRC ANNEX. 14 0 4 18
R.M.C.- MAIN UNIT 72 0 37 109
S.F.R.C. 15 0 5 20
SUMTER B.T.U. 13 0 17 30
WORK RELEASE CENTER 76 0 52 128
ALL OTHER FACILITIES 14 0 7 21
Total 1,640 1 1,249 2,890
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, Section 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.

The youngest inmate in the prison system on June 30, 2011 was 14 years old. He is serving time for robbery with a gun or deadly weapon.