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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 78,936 inmates in prison on October 31, 2003, compared to 74,768 the previous year (5.6% increase).

Time Served

  • Inmates released from prison in October 2003 served an average of 85.3% of their sentences.

  • 2,050 (85.1%) of the inmates released in October 2003 had one or more sentences that fell under the minimum 85% of sentence served law.

Older Inmates

  • There were 8,051 inmates age 50 or older in prison on October 31, 2003. This is an increase of 12.2% since last year (7,173 inmates on October 31, 2002).


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

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