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Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Michael D. Crews

Florida Department of Corrections
Timothy H. Cannon, Interim Secretary

Florida County Detention Facilities' Average Inmate Population

Inmate Profile Summary
County Detention Facilities

This County Detention Facilities Summary provides an annual profile of Florida's detention facility inmate populations. Monthly Average Daily Population (ADP) figures include male, female, adult and juvenile inmates.

Table 1 illustrates county jail populations over an eight year period (1992 - 1999). The 1999 population figures are arranged into felony, misdemeanor and "other" subcategories in Table 1A. "Other" includes the number of parole violators, state inmates, undocumented aliens, holdings for other jurisdictions and individuals detained under the Baker (mental health) and Myers (alcoholism) Acts. Within both felony and misdemeanor subcategories, the number of inmates sentenced, held for trial or sentencing, and those detained or sentenced for violation of probation are listed. Table 2 features the average 1999 populations at county jails and average incarceration rates by county. Table 3 lists average 1999 populations by facility. Table 4 shows the average 1999 felony pretrial population by facility and month. Table 5 shows the average 1999 misdemeanor pretrial population by facility and month.

The charts that follow illustrate eight year trends in county jail facilities.

Miscellaneous Information

Rounding Error

The average inmate population presented in Table 1 (47,303) is different than that presented in Tables 2, 3, 4 and 5 (50,873). This difference (3,570) is caused by rounding error. In this instance, this problem is compounded by the computational difficulty encountered in calculating the average of an average. The differences in totals are not errors and the calculations presented in this report should be considered accurate.

Non-Reporting Facilities

Due to varying circumstances, several facilities did not report at various times during the year and therefore, are not included in statewide total. These need to be taken into consideration when referring to the numbers presented in this report. The following is a list of facilities, by month, which did not report during 1999. The number in parenthesis next to the month indicates the number of facilities that did not report in that month.

JANUARY* (8)
Gadsden County Jail, Holmes County Jail, Nassau County Jail and Taylor County Jail. In addition, due to technical difficulties, Hillsborough County reported a total ADP of 3,208, which is excluded because they were unable to provide a breakdown by category.

FEBRUARY (1)
Taylor County Jail. In addition, due to technical difficulties, Seminole County underreported their population by an ADP of 4.

APRIL* (2)
Gulf County Jail and St. Lucie County Correctional Facility. In addition, due to technical difficulties, Seminole County underreported their population by an ADP of 2.

MAY (2)
Holmes County and Leon County Jail. In addition, due to technical difficulties, Seminole County underreported their population by an ADP of 3.

JUNE (6)
Bay County Jail-Main, Lee County Jails, Liberty County Jail, Martin County Jail and Taylor County Jail.

JULY* (9)
Gadsden County Jail and Monroe County Jails. In addition, due to technical difficulties, Broward County reported a total ADP of 4,529, which is excluded because they were unable to provide a breakdown by category.

AUGUST* (7)
Gadsden County Jail and Holmes County Jail. In addition, due to technical difficulties, Broward County reported a total ADP of 4,529, which is excluded because they were unable to provide a breakdown by category.

SEPTEMBER* (7)
Charlotte County Jail and Holmes County Jail. In addition, due to technical difficulties, Broward County reported a total ADP of 4,628, which is excluded because they were unable to provide a breakdown by category.

OCTOBER* (7)
Gadsden County Jail and Miami-Dade County Jail/West. In addition, due to technical difficulties, Broward County reported a total ADP of 4,577, which is excluded because they were unable to provide a breakdown by category.

NOVEMBER* (6)
Okaloosa County Jail. In addition, due to technical difficulties, Broward County reported a total ADP of 4,587, which is excluded because they were unable to provide a breakdown by category.

DECEMBER* (5)
In addition, due to technical difficulties, Broward County reported a total ADP of 4,455, which is excluded because they were unable to provide a breakdown by category.

*Please note the following months have relatively large facilities that did not report. The exclusion of these facilities in the statewide totals have a significant impact. Therefore, for these months, the statewide totals are not true representations of the jail activity in Florida.

DC Rated Capacity Information

In reports prior to July, 1997, information was listed regarding the Department of Corrections' (DC's) rated capacity of each county detention facility. However, as of July 1, 1997 the Department of Corrections was no longer legislatively required to establish and monitor this information.

Questions pertaining to the statistics in this report should be directed to Stacey Anderson with the Florida Department of Corrections' (DC's) Bureau of Research and Data Analysis at (850) 410-4488.

Questions about the mailing list or requests for additional forms should be addressed to the DC's Office of the Inspector General at (850) 487-4012.