Chaplaincy Services distributed a measuring tool and required that Chaplains use the tool to record inmate participation over a three-month trial period. Only sign-in religious activities were measured. Chaplaincy Services programs also include activities that do not utilize a sign-in of inmates. These include chaplain rounds to inmate housing or work locations, crisis messages and large activities held outside of the Chapel area in the open yard. This report only refers to those activities where a sign-in sheet is used. This is the majority of religious programs and activities. Not all of the 52 FDC institutions were able to participate due to a variety of reasons. Reasons for no information include:
With these stipulations, the numbers in the CPR reflect reports from the following institutions:
|Apalachee CI, EU,WU||Avon Park CI,WC||Baker CI|
|Brevard CI||Broward CI||Calhoun CI|
|Century CI||Charlotte CI||Columbia CI|
|Cross City CI||Dade CI, Annex||Everglades CI|
|Florida State Prison||Gainesville CI, WC||Glades CI|
|Gulf CI,MU, Anx||Hamilton CI., Anx||Hernando CI|
|Hillsborough CI||Holmes CI. WC||Indian River CI|
|Jackson CI||Jefferson CI||Lancaster MU, WU|
|Lawtey CI||Liberty CI, Quincy Anx||Lowell CI|
|Marion CI||Martin CI||Mayo CI, WC|
|New River E, W||NFRC MU, WU||Okaloosa CI|
|Okeechobee CI||Polk C.I.||Putnam C.I.|
|River Junction||Santa Rosa C.I.||SFRC|
|Sumter C.I.||Tomoka CI,WC||Union CI|
|Wakulla CI||Walton CI,WC||Washington CI|
During the measurement period the total average inmate population for the FDC was 72,157. The figures from this report are drawn from the average of 50,026 inmates in the institutions that were in open population and able to attend religious activities at major institutions. The other 22,131 inmates were in AC, CM, DC, PM, or work release and were ineligible to participate or unavailable for measurement.
Of the total number of inmates that were able to participate (50,026) in a sign-in religious activity, 38,121 inmates or 76% were measured for attendance at religious activities. 14,609 inmates (38% of 38,121) attended a religious activity at least one time. The total participation rate at all of the measured institutions for the three-month study of July through September 2001 is 38%.
When female and youthful offender institutions are separated from the total and compared to the total, they have a higher than Statewide average with a participation rate of 59% for the same measurement period. Institutions with a chaplain to inmate ratio of one chaplain to five hundred or less inmates had the highest participation rate of 66% for the three-month period.
Chart 1 is a breakdown of the total inmate population between those who were eligible to attend religious services or activities and those who were not. Due to the dynamic nature of the population, a fixed point of measurement was used with the understanding that though this is the exact number for a specific day, it also represents a typical number for any given day during the three month measurement period. This number is derived by averaging over the three-month period the population on the last day of each month. In Chart 1, the combination of 22,131 and 50,026 reflects the entire inmate population in custody (72,157).
The larger number (50,026) represents the number of inmates that were able to attend a religious program or activity. The smaller number (22,131) includes inmates that were in Close Management, Protective Management, Administrative Confinement, or Disciplinary Confinement on the day in which the numbers were taken. Additionally, inmates in work release were not counted. Work camp statistics were not consistent, thus only those inmates in the work camps previously listed were counted.