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Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Julie L. Jones

Florida Department of Corrections
Julie L. Jones, Secretary

County Detention Facilities Profile Summary

1995 Annual Report

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Average Daily Population
On the average, there were 40,765 inmates in Florida's county detention facilities during 1995. This figure represents an 8.8% increase in the inmate population from that reported for 1994. The statewide average daily population (ADP) totals for 1995 include 35,215 adult males (86.4%), 4,450 adult females (10.9%), 1,081 juvenile males (2.6%) and 50 juvenile females (.1%). The overall distribution of male and female inmates has remained constant in county detention facilities over the past several years. The following provides an analysis of the inmate population for 1995:


* 72.9% of the total inmate population were incarcerated for felony offenses, while 20.5% were detained for misdemeanor crimes. All others confined amounted to 6.4% of the total population.

* Juveniles accounted for only 1,101 or 2.7% of the overall inmate population, with the majority (1,051) being male. Most juveniles (97.7%) were charged with felonies.

* The majority (81.6888% or 33,266) of those incarcerated in county detention facilities in 1995 were male.

* On average, 56.4% of offenders in county detention facilities in 1995 were pretrial.

Incarceration Rates
In 1995, the statewide county detention incarceration rate was 3.1 per 1,000 county residents based on the population estimates for April 1994. Incarceration rates ranged from an average low of 0.9 in Jefferson and Union Counties, to a high of 7.2 in Taylor and Wakulla Counties. 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.

Pretrial Population Levels

(See chart below for 1995 average pretrial percentages.)

Chart shows the Average Percent Pretrial in 1995 fell from 59.0% in January to 55.7% in December.

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