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Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Michael D. Crews

Florida Department of Corrections
Michael D. Crews, Secretary

1996 Prison Bed Additions

Although no new beds were appropriated, $14.4 million was appropriated in repair and renovation funding for replacement and expansion of existing housing. This resulted in a net increase of 387 new beds. They include:

Total Beds Funded by Year

Graph shows total beds funded by year.  Number grew from 416 in 1985 to 17,033 in 1995, then dropped to 0 in 1997.

*number of appropriated beds was adjusted for beds subsequently deleted due to budget reductions.

 

Additional Beds
Hamilton Correctional Institution
Modifying 8 existing open bay dorms into 4 dorms.
141
Glades Correctional Institution
Adding 3 single cell housing units and closing deteriorated housing.
251
Mayo Correctional Institution
Adding 2 single cell housing units and demolishing deteriorated open bay dorms.
(5)
TOTAL BEDS 387

Prison Construction

Work camps are the least expensive facilities. They hold 266 inmates at total capacity and cost approximately $3.4 million or $12,700 per bed. Total capacity is the maximum number of inmates the facility can legally hold. The department has built 31 work camps in the last six years.

Single cell prisons house 1,356 inmates at total capacity and cost $40 million or $29,498 per bed. Prototypes opened in 1995 and 1996 in Okeechobee and Santa Rosa Counties.

"Combo" institutions have both single cells and dormitories. They have 1,205 beds at total capacity and cost $33 million or $27,386 per bed. One was completed in 1996, and one is in the planning phase.

"Combo" Annexes to existing institutions have both single cells and dormitories. They have 1,244 beds at total capacity and cost $23 million or $18,489 per bed. Four were completed in 1996 and one is currently under construction.

Bed Cost by Bed Type

(vertical axis is "Cost per Bed")

Graph showing Bed Cost by Bed Type.  Work Camps ($12,700), Single Cell Prisons ($29,498), Combo Prisons ($27,386), Combo Annexes ($18,489).