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

Florida Department of Corrections
Michael D. Crews, 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    26,730      3,531    21,467      1,450      2,990        167    56,335 55.1% 55.1%
1      8,699        668    10,433        401        592          42    20,835 20.4% 75.5%
2      3,922        209      6,101        199        234          12    10,677 10.4% 85.9%
3      2,096        109      3,713        114        111            6      6,149 6.0% 91.9%
4+      2,337          87      5,604        184          88            1      8,301 8.1% 100.0%
Data Unavailable            2 0          20 0 0 0          22    
Total    43,786      4,604    47,338      2,348      4,015        228  102,319 100.0% 100.0%


44.9% 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 46.8% in 2007 to 44.9% in 2011.

  • The percentage of inmates in prison with a prior commitment (44.9%) is slightly lower than last year (45.0%).

  • Of the 56,335 (55.1%) inmates in prison on June 30, 2011 who had no prior Florida prison commitments, 53.7% were white, 40.7% were black and 5.6% were other races.

  • Of all inmates, 20.4% had been in prison in Florida once before, 10.4% had been in twice before, and 14.1% 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 46.8% in 2007 to 44.9% in 2011