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

Florida Department of Corrections
Timothy H. Cannon, Interim Secretary

August 2001
Inmate Participation by Institution Type

Chart showing Inmate Participation by Institution Type
* Six institutions have one Chaplain with under 500 inmates. This category, Chaplains at those institutions have higher participation rates than those with a higher Chaplain to inmate ratio.

  Total Inmates Total Participation % of Participation
Male Institutions 36,508 13,584 37%
Female Institutions 2,576 1,482 58%
Youthful Offender 1,392 830 60%
Total of All Institutions 40,476 15,896 39%
One Chaplain/500/i/m.* 2,211 1,458 66%

Variance according to institution type

Total participation rate at all institutions for the three-month study of July-September, 2001 was 38%.

Female and Youthful Offender institutions averaged 59% of their inmates participating. This is more than 20 percentage points higher than the State average.

Smaller institutions with a Chaplain to inmate ratio of under 1/500 had the highest participation rate at 66%.