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Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Julie L. Jones

Florida Department of Corrections
Julie L. Jones, Secretary

Inmate Population

Overall, the total number of white inmates compared to black inmates in prison on June 30, 2015 was fairly equal.  The number of whites and blacks incarcerated as of June 30, 2015 decreased slightly when compared to populations on June 30, 2014, while the "other race" categories continued to increase by 7.4% from June 2014 to June 2015.

The number of white males decreased by 1.4% with black males also decreasing by 1.0%; however, the number of "other" males category increased by 7.7% over the June 30, 2014 population numbers.

The number of white females outnumbered black females more than two to one, with the white females population decreasing by 2.1% from June 2014 to June 2015 along with the black females population decreasing by 1.5% and the "other" females increasing slightly by 1.0%.

Inmate Population on June 30 Compared Over Five Years
Gender and Race Breakdown
of Inmate Population
2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
TOTAL 102,319 100,527 100,884 100,942 100,050
Gender
Males 95,139 93,579 93,813 93,792 93,032
Females 7,180 6,948 7,071 7,150 7,018
Race
White 48,390 47,966 48,344 48,245 47,539
Black 49,686 48,356 48,413 48,514 48,020
Other 4,243 4,205 4,127 4,183 4,491
Males by Race
White Males 43,786 43,416 43,598 43,445 42,840
Black Males 47,338 46,149 46,269 46,356 45,895
Other Males 4,015 4,014 3,946 3,991 4,297
Females by Race
White Females 4,604 4,550 4,746 4,800 4,699
Black Females 2,348 2,207 2,144 2,158 2,125
Other Females 228 191 181 192 194
On June 30, 2015, there were 892 less inmates in Florida prisons than last year.


Inmate Population by Race On June 30 Compared Over Five Years
White fell from 48,390 in 2011 to 47,539 in 2015. Black fell from 49,686 in 2011 to 48,020 in 2015.  Other rose from 4,243 in 2011 to 4,491 in 2015.


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