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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 26,304 3,455 20,797 1,376 2,917 141 55,044 54.8% 54.8%
1 8,748 672 10,210 362 619 38 20,649 20.5% 75.3%
2 3,933 225 5,998 189 240 11 10,596 10.5% 85.8%
3 2,083 107 3,668 102 102 1 6,063 6.0% 91.9%
4+ 2,345 91 5,459 178 82 0 8,155 8.1% 100.0%
Data Unavailable 3 0 17 0 0 0 20    
Total 43,416 4,550 46,149 2,207 4,014 191 100,527 100.0% 100.0%

45.2% 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, 2012, who had been in Florida prisons previously has slightly increased over last fiscal year from 44.9% in 2011 to 45.2% in 2012.

  • Of all inmates, 20.5% had been in prison in Florida once before, 10.5% 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 46.3% in 2008 to 45.2% in 2012