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

Florida Department of Corrections
Timothy H. Cannon, Interim Secretary

INMATE POPULATION ON JUNE 30, 2000

Inmate Population as of
June 30th of Each Year

  1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000
Total
46,233
47,012
50,603
56,052
61,992
64,333
64,713
66,280
68,599
71,223
Gender Breakdown
Males
43,546
44,508
47,965
53,163
58,497
60,782
61,282
62,768
64,966
67,214
Females
2,687
2,504
2,638
2,889
3,495
3,551
3,431
3,512
3,633
4,019
Race Breakdown
White
18,673
18,426
19,637
22,292
25,152
26,988
27,518
28,235
29,405
30,894
Black
26,737
27,340
29,605
32,532
35,584
36,100
35,874
36,669
37,718
38,679
Other
741
830
927
1,228
1,256
1,245
1,321
1,376
1,476
1,660
Data Unavailable
82
416
434
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Race/Males Breakdown
White Males
17,624
17,460
18,654
21,117
23,658
25,437
26,048
26,731
27,818
29,094
Black Males
25,123
25,901
28,069
30,818
33,586
34,123
34,014
34,778
35,824
36,652
Other Males
741
830
927
1,228
1,253
1,222
1,220
1,259
1,324
1,468
Data Unavailable
58
317
315
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Race/Females Breakdown
White Females
1,049
966
983
1,175
1,494
1,551
1,470
1,504
1,587
1,800
Black Females
1,614
1,439
1,536
1,714
1,998
1,977
1,860
1,897
1,894
2,027
Other Females
0
0
0
0
3
23
101
117
152
192
Data Unavailable
24
99
119
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
  • There are 25,000 more inmates in Florida prisons today than there were 9 years ago.

Inmate Population by Race on June 30, 1991-2000

Chart:  White rose from 18,673 to 30,894.  Black rose from 28,737 to 38,679.  Other rose from 741 to 1,660