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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 76,295 inmates in prison on April 30, 2003, compared to 73,015 the previous year (4.5% increase).

Time Served

  • Inmates released from prison in April 2003 served an average of 83.9% of their sentences.

  • 1,874 (82.4%) of the inmates released in April 2003 had one or more sentences that fell under the minimum 85% of sentence served law.

Older Inmates

  • There were 7,584 inmates age 50 or older in prison on April 30, 2003. This is an increase of 12.5% since last year (6,744 inmates on April 30, 2002).


  • The last escape from a secure perimeter was in April 2000. No inmate has escaped from a fenced, secured perimeter for three years.

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