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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 8/31/03:

  • There are 24,846 regular employees and 321 OPS staff that make up the department's total staff.
  • The average employee is 41 years old and has been with the agency for eight years.
  • Gender: 40% of corrections staff are female and 60% are male.

Employee Retention Rates

  1 Year 2 Year 3 Year
CO Series 68% 55% 46%
CPO Series 78% 67% 61%
Other 67% 51% 42%


Years of Service with State of Florida

Less than one year 11.8%
1 to less than 5 years 18.7%
5 to less than 10 years 26.8%
10 to less than 20 years 32.1%
20 to less than 30 years 9.3%
30 years or more 1.3%


Employee Separations for past 12 months

Voluntary 1,943
Involuntary 646
Retired 657
Death 40
Other Separations 43
Total Separations for Previous 12 months 3,329


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 per year
(Major Institutions)

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