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Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Julie L. Jones

Florida Department of Corrections
Julie L. Jones, Secretary

Inmate Population

Population with Prior Commitments to Florida’s Prison System

Inmate Population with Prior Commitments on June 30, 2015
Number of Prior Commitments White Males White Females Black Males Black Females Other Males Other Females Total Percent Cumulative Percent
None 24,871 3,507 20,277 1,305 3,061 139 53,160 53.1% 53.1%
1 8,959 730 10,570 384 690 41 21,374 21.4% 74.5%
2 4,236 251 6,046 179 316 9 11,037 11.0% 85.5%
3 2,231 103 3,562 106 129 3 6,134 6.1% 91.7%
4+ 2,537 108 5,415 151 101 2 8,314 8.3% 100.0%
Data Unavailable 6 0 25 0 0 0 31    
Total 42,840 4,699 45,895 2,125 4,297 194 100,050 100.0%  

 

46.8% of the Inmate Population had a Prior Commitment

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, 2015, who had previously been in Florida prisons increased from 46.2% in 2014 to 46.8% in 2015.

Of all inmates, 21.4% had been in prison in Florida once before, 11.0% had been in twice before, and 14.4% 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
Rose from 44.9% in 2011 to 46.8% in 2015


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