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Rick Scott, Governor
Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Michael D. Crews

Florida Department of Corrections
Timothy H. Cannon, Interim Secretary

Section II

County Detention Facilities Profile Summary 2008

In Section II all numbers presented in Section I are counted, but they are combined with additional population counts in which demographic information could not be pro­vided by the jail facility.  Because of the lack of demographic detail, this information was omitted in Section I.  This demographic information provided in Section I informed us about issues concerning pretrial populations, offender sex, adulthood, et cetera.  It would have been in­ap­propriate to combine demographic counts with non-demo­graph­ic counts as it per­tained to these issues.  But, in Section II, the extra information will be used to present num­bers involving a more complete picture of Florida’s total jail population and also coun­ty incarceration rates.   See page ii for more details.

Incarceration Rates

In 2008, the statewide county detention incarceration rate was 3.5 per 1,000 county residents based on the population estimates for 2008 (Table 6).  This is based on county population figures which are estimates of the April 1, 2008 state population.  They are provided by the University of Florida, Bureau of Economic and Business Research via the website of the Florida Legislature’s Office of Economic and Demo­gra­phic Research, published there November 2008.  Average in­car­cera­tion rates ranged from a low of 1.1 in Union County, to a high of 8.7 Wakulla County. Other counties may also be experiencing high incarceration rates due to the contracting of bed space for state and federal inmates.