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Julie L. Jones, Secretary

County Detention Facilities Profile Summary

1994 Annual Report

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County Detention Facilities
Profile Summary

Average Daily Population
On the average, there were 37,485 inmates in Florida's county detention facilities during 1994. This figure represents an 8.6% increase in the inmate population from that reported for 1993. The statewide average daily population (ADP) totals for 1994 include 32,586 adult males (86.9%), 3,901 adult females (10.4%), 967 juvenile males (2.6%) and 32 juvenile females (.1%). The overall distribution of male and female inmates has remained constant in county detention facilities over the past year. The following provides an analysis of the inmate population for 1994.

1994 Jail Population Recap

  • 73.3% of the total inmate population were incarcerated for felony offenses, while 20.4% were detained for misdemeanor crimes. All others confined amounted to 6.3% of the total population.
  • Juveniles accounted for only 999 or 2.7% of the overall inmate population, with the majority (967) being male. Most juveniles (96.1%) were charged with felonies.
  • The majority (89.5% or 33,551) of those incarcerated in county detention facilities in 1994 were male.
  • On average, 57.4% of offenders in county detention facilities in 1994 were pretrial.

Incarceration Rates
In 1994, the statewide county detention incarceration rate was 2.7 per 1,000 county residents based on the population estimates for April 1994. Incarceration rates ranged from an average low of 0.9 in Union County, to a high of 7.8 in Wakulla County. Wakulla County's high incarceration rate is the direct result of holding a large portion of their inmate population for the U. S. Marshal's Service. Other counties may also be experiencing high incarceration rates due to the contracting of bed space for state and federal inmates.

Overcrowding: Capacity vs. Population
In 1994, 16 of 106 facilities reporting had average daily inmate populations which exceeded their Department of Corrections (DC) rated capacity. The percent over capacity ranged from a low of 1.3% to a high of 106.9%. The remaining 90 facilities were at or below capacity.
Pretrial Population Levels: See chart below for 1994 average pretrial percentages.

Pretrial Population Levels

Chart shows Average Percent Pretrial in 1994 fell from 58.0% in January to 56.6% in April, then rose to 57.8% by December.

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