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Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Michael D. Crews

Florida Department of Corrections
Michael D. Crews, Secretary

INMATE POPULATION ON JUNE 30, 2000

Prior Commitments to the
Florida Department of Corrections
(Inmate Population on June 30, 2000)

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, or elsewhere, in other state systems or in the Federal prison system.

  • The number of inmates in prison on June 30 who had been in Florida prisons previously has decreased almost 10% in the last five years, from 57.2% in 1995 to 48.5% in 2000.

  • Of the 36,677 (51.5% of the inmate population) in prison on June 30 who had no prior Florida prison commitments, 52.3% were white, 44.7% were black and 3.0% were other races.

  • Most (93.0% or 34,124) of those with no prior Florida prison commitments were male.

  • Twenty percent had been in prison in Florida once previously, and 12.3% had been in twice previously. Eight-and-a-half percent had been in prison in Florida four or more times in the past.

Category White Males White Females Black Males Black Females Other Males Other Females Total Percent Cumulative Percent
None
17,858
1,305
15,313
1,087
953
161
36,677
51.5%
51.5%
1
5,468
287
7,771
394
294
22
14,236
20.0%
71.5%
2
2,788
115
5,495
267
122
5
8,792
12.3%
83.8%
3
1,571
56
3,680
154
64
3
5,528
7.8%
91.6%
4
791
25
2,202
74
22
1
3,115
4.4%
96.0%
5
374
10
1,211
31
8
0
1,634
2.3%
98.3%
6
166
2
565
17
3
0
753
1.1%
99.3%
7
55
0
252
2
2
0
311
0.4%
99.7%
8
18
0
112
0
0
0
130
0.2%
99.9%
9+
4
0
45
1
0
0
50
0.1%
100.0%
Data Unavailable
1
0
6
0
0
0
7
 
 
TOTAL
29,094
1,800
36,652
2,027
1,468
192
71,233
100.0%
100.0%
 

 

Percent of Inmate Population with Prior Commitments to Florida's Prison System on June 30, 1995-2000

Chart: Number fell from 57.2% in 1995 to 48.5% in 2000