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Rick Scott, Governor
Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Michael D. Crews

Florida Department of Corrections
Michael D. Crews, Secretary

Facilities

1997 Prison Bed Additions

In 1997, $23,762,653 was appropriated for the upgrading and expansion of Florida Correctional Institution. This project will add 534 new prison beds for female offenders.

Total Beds Funded by Year

graph showing Total Beds Funded:  Dropped from 4,158 in 1987 to 534 in 1998 with a peak in 1995 of 17,033.

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

Prison Construction

photo of inmate
photo of inmate

Work camps are the least expensive facilities to build and operate. They hold 266 inmates at total capacity and cost approximately $3.4 million or $13,534 per bed. All buildings are constructed using inmate labor, which saves the state money. Each work camp has two open bay dormitories. Two work camps are presently under construction, one in Graceville and at Wakulla CI.

Annexes to existing institutions house 1,497 inmates at total capacity and cost $27,600,000 or $18,436 per bed. All buildings are constructed using inmate labor which saves the state money. If the core buildings are constructed by a contractor the cost is $38,500,000 or $25,700 per bed. Each annex includes one single cell housing unit, five secure housing units and two open bay dormitories. The Columbia CI, annex is currently under construction using the department's new prototype design.

Institutions house 1,450 inmates at total capacity and cost $42,000,000 or $28,965 per bed. All core buildings are constructed by contractors and phase II buildings are built using inmate labor. Each institution includes two single cell housing units, four secure housing units and two open bay dormitories. No new institutions are currently under construction.

Because of the changing profile of inmates, "Combo" institutions and "Combo" annexes are no longer used.

BED COST BY TYPE
(Based on Department Five Year Construction Plan)

BED COST BY TYPE

Note: Costs are based on prices used to develop the FY 98-99 FCO budget. Facilities that are located in South Florida or have difficult site conditions cost more.