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Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Michael D. Crews

Florida Department of Corrections
Michael D. Crews, Secretary

Prisons

Youthful Offenders

Youthful Offender Population - June 30, 2013
Current Location Department
Designated Youthful Offenders
Court Ordered Youthful Offenders (F.S. 958.04(1)) Youthful Offenders with emotional/physical
vulnerability
(F.S. 958.11(6))
Total Population
Central Florida Reception Center-Main 71 50 0 121
Lake City Correctional Facility 518 373 0 891
Lancaster CI 269 280 4 553
Lancaster WC 133 142 0 275
Lowell Annex 27 13 0 40
Lowell CO 105 30 0 135
Lowell WC 7 0 0 7
North West Florida Reception Center-Annex 18 11 0 29
Reception and Medical Center-Main Unit 46 32 1 79
South Florida Reception Center 29 24 0 53
Sumter CI 154 96 2 252
Sumter Basic Training Unit 30 12 0 42
Work Release Centers 64 41 0 105
All Other Facilities 5 5 0 10
Total 1,476 1,109 7 2,592

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.