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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 75,326 inmates in prison on February 28, 2003, compared to 72,787 the previous year (3.5% increase).

Time Served

  • Inmates released from prison in February 2003 served an average of 82.6% of their sentences.

  • 1,713 (83.1%) of the inmates released in February 2003 had one or more sentences that fell under the minimum 85% of sentence served law. As noted on the cover this month, 71.2% of all inmates in prison on February 28, 2003 were serving a MINIMUM of 85% of their sentences.

Older Inmates

  • There were 7,427 inmates age 50 or older in prison on February 28, 2003. This is an increase of 12.6% since last year (6,596 inmates on February 28, 2002).


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

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