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Rick Scott, Governor
Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Julie L. Jones

Florida Department of Corrections
Julie L. Jones, Secretary

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Inmates in Prison

There were 75,210 inmates in prison on December 31, 2002, compared to 72,406 the previous year (3.9% increase).

Time Served

  • Inmates released from prison in December 2002 served an average of 83.5% of their sentences.
  • 1,383 (80.9%) of the inmates released in December 2002 had one or more sentences that fell under the minimum 85% of sentence served law.

Older Inmates

  • There were 7,317 inmates age 50 or older in prison on December 31, 2002. This is an increase of 13.9% since last year (6,426 inmates on December 31, 2001).


  • The last escape from a secure perimeter was in April 2000.

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