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Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Julie L. Jones

Florida Department of Corrections
Julie L. Jones, Secretary

Inmate Population

The overall prison population has decreased over the last two fiscal years and the total number of white inmates compared to black inmates in prison on June 30, 2016 has remained about the same.

The number of white males decreased by 0.8% with black males decreasing by 0.7% and other males also decreasing by 1.7% from the June 30, 2015 population numbers.

The number of white females outnumbered black females more than two to one, with the white females population decreasing by 3.2% from June 2015 to June 2016 along with the black females population decreasing by 3.7%. The "other" females increased by 42 inmates or approximately 21.6%.

Inmate Population on June 30 Compared Over Five Years
Gender and Race Breakdown
of Inmate Population
2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
TOTAL 100,527 100,884 100,942 100,050 99,119
Gender
Males 93,579 93,813 93,792 93,032 92,289
Females 6,948 7,071 7,150 7,018 6,830
Race
White 47,966 48,344 48,245 47,539 47,036
Black 48,356 48,413 48,514 48,020 47,625
Other 4,205 4,127 4,183 4,491 4,458
Males by Race
White Males 43,416 43,598 43,445 42,840 42,489
Black Males 46,149 46,269 46,356 45,895 45,578
Other Males 4,014 3,946 3,991 4,297 4,222
Females by Race
White Females 4,550 4,746 4,800 4,699 4,547
Black Females 2,207 2,144 2,158 2,125 2,047
Other Females 191 181 192 194 236
On June 30, 2016, there were 931 less inmates in Florida prisons than last year.


Inmate Population by Race On June 30 Compared Over Five Years
White fell from 47,966 in 2012 to 47,036 in 2016. Black fell from 48,356 in 2012 to 47,625 in 2016.  Other rose from 4,205 in 2012 to 4,458 in 2016.


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