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

Florida Department of Corrections
Timothy H. Cannon, Interim Secretary

Personnel and Budget

DC Staff on 1/31/03:

  • There are 24,065 regular employees and 389 OPS staff that make up the department's total staff.
  • The average employee is 41 years old and has been with the agency for nine years.
  • Gender: 41% of corrections staff are female and 59% are male.

Employee Retention Rates

  1 Year 2 Year 3 Year
CO Series 68% 54% 47%
CPO Series 80% 65% 60%
Other 68% 47% 41%


Years of Service with State of Florida

Less than one year 8.0%
1 to less than 5 years 19.6%
5 to less than 10 years 28.9%
10 to less than 20 years 32.5%
20 to less than 30 years 9.8%
Greater than 30 years 1.3%


Employee Separations in 2002

Voluntary 2,024
Involuntary 542
Retired 476
Death 35
Other Separations 13
Total for calendar year 2002 3,090



Inmate Per Diem

It costs $48.15 a day ($17,575 a year) to care for and supervise an inmate in a major Florida prison, and $48.13 a day ($17,567 a year) to do so in any Florida prison facility, including work camps and work release centers.


FY 01-02 Inmate Cost Per Day:
$48.15 or $17,575 yr. (Major Institutions)

Chart showing FY 01-02 Inmate Cost Per Day: $48.15 or $17,575 yr.(Major Institutions)</h4>