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Timothy H. Cannon, Interim Secretary

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Prepared by:
Florida Department of Corrections
Bureau of Research and Data Analysis
Inmate Information and Analysis Section
James V. Crosby, Jr., Secretary
December 2003
 

December 2003

Introduction

The purpose of this report is to compare the estimated prison admission and population numbers from the September 25, 2002 and July 9, 2003 Criminal Justice Estimating Conference (CJEC) to the actual prison admission and population numbers. Types of admissions and offenders admitted under special sentencing provisions are also described

CJEC Estimated Prison Admissions
Versus Actual Admissions*

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The Criminal Justice Estimating Conference (CJEC) admissions estimate for Summary 2003 underestimated the actual number of inmates admitted by 1,218 inmates. The percent difference between the CJEC estimated admissions and actual admissions was 3.79%.

  • Total Actual Admissions since January 2003 32,109
  • Total Estimated Admissions since January 2003 30,891
  • Cumulative Admissions Difference 1,218 (3.79%)


CJEC Estimated Prison Population
Versus Actual Prison Population

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Using the average daily population, the CJEC population estimate for December 2003 underestimated the actual number of inmates in the population by 18 inmates. The percent difference between the CJEC estimated population and the actual average daily population was 0.02%.

Using the maximum daily population, the CJEC population estimate for December 2003 underestimated the actual number of inmates in the population by 372 inmates. The percent difference between the CJEC estimated population and the actual maximum daily population was 0.47%.

Using the end of month population, the CJEC population estimate for December 2003 underestimated the actual number of inmates in the population by 156 inmates. The percent difference between the CJEC estimated population and the end of month population was 0.20%.

Details on Admissions Numbers

Type of Admission Jan-03 Feb-03 Mar-03 Apr-03 May-03 Jun-03

New Commitments

2,121

2,169

2,488

2,635

2,536

2,670

Violators of Control Release with New Sentences

0

0

0

0

1

0

Violators of Conditional Release with New Sentences

15

17

17

22

20

17

Violators of Control Release without New Sentences

0

1

1

1

2

2

Violators of Conditional Release without New Sentences

100

125

150

143

144

132

Total

2,236

2,312

2,656

2,801

2,703

2,821

Type of Admission Jul-03 Aug-03 Sep-03 Oct-03 Nov-03 Dec-03 Total

New Commitments

2,698

2,430

2,485

2,871

2,358

2,676

30,137

Violators of Control Release with New Sentences

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

Violators of Conditional Release with New Sentences

20

18

12

15

18

11

202

Violators of Control Release without New Sentences

3

0

3

2

1

1

17

Violators of Conditional Release without New Sentences

174

135

175

197

123

154

1,752

Total

2,895

2,583

2,675

3,085

2,500

2,842

32,109

Offenders Admitted with Special Sentencing Provisions

Type of Special Sentencing Provision1,2 Jan-03 Feb-03 Mar-03 Apr-03 May-03 Jun-03

Habitual Offenders

155

156

217

210

176

189

Violent Habitual Offenders

25

31

33

41

37

33

Releasee Reoffenders

54

53

79

69

59

67

Violent Career Criminals

1

3

7

8

3

3

Three Time Violent Felony Offenders

0

0

0

0

0

0

Dangerous Sex Felony Offender

0

0

0

0

0

0

Total

235

243

336

328

275

292


Type of Special Sentencing Provision1,2 Jul-03 Aug-03 Sep-03 Oct-03 Nov-03 Dec-03 Total

Habitual Offenders

193

143

163

202

171

173

2,148

Violent Habitual Offenders

27

30

26

41

20

22

366

Releasee Reoffenders

63

65

60

76

45

78

768

Violent Career Criminals

3

4

6

5

4

4

51

Three Time Violent Felony Offenders

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Dangerous Sex Felony Offender

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Total

286

242

255

324

240

277

3,333


  1. Offenders can be admitted with more than one special sentencing provision. Therefore, an offender can be included in more than one group.
  2. These are the special provisions at admission and are subject to change upon audit of sentence structure.
    • 97.80% of December admissions have every component of their sentence covered by the mandatory 85% minimum sentence served law.

Details on Prison Population

Total End of Month Inmate Population Total Population Males Females Inmates 50 Years of Age and Older Youthful Offenders* Sentenced Under 85% Law

January 2003

75,101

70,534 (93.9%)

4,567 (6.1%)

7,348 (9.8%)

4,254 (5.7%)

53,222 (70.9%)

February 2003

75,326

70,754 (93.9%)

4,572 (6.1%)

7,427 (9.9%)

4,304 (5.7%)

53,624 (71.2%)

March 2003

75,747

71,122 (93.9%)

4,625 (6.1%)

7,486 (9.9%)

4,323 (5.7%)

54,202 (71.6%)

April 2003

76,295

71,631 (93.9%)

4,664 (6.1%)

7,584 (9.9%)

4,332 (5.7%)

54,957 (72.0%)

May 2003

76,653

71,963 (93.9%)

4,690 (6.1%)

7,636 (10.0%)

4,319 (5.6%)

55,503 (72.4%)

June 2003

77,316

72,520 (93.8%)

4,796 (6.2%)

7,691 (9.9%)

4,366 (5.6%)

56,287 (72.8%)

July 2003

77,787

72,944 (93.8%)

4,843 (6.2%)

7,775 (10.0%)

4,355 (5.6%)

56,826 (73.1%)

August 2003

77,919

73,038 (93.7%)

4,881 (6.3%)

7,859 (10.1%)

4,350 (5.6%)

57,195 (73.4%)

September 2003

78,355

73,454 (93.7%)

4,901 (6.3%)

7,971 (10.2%)

4,249 (5.4%)

57,660 (73.6%)

October 2003

78,936

73,940 (93.7%)

4,996 (6.3%)

8,051 (10.2%)

4,261 (5.4%)

58,460 (74.1%)

November 2003

79,144

74,139 (93.7%)

5,005 (6.3%)

8,116 (10.3%)

4,259 (5.4%)

58,690 (74.2%)

December 2003

79,594

74,526 (93.6%)

5,068 (6.4%)

8,212 (10.3%)

4,307 (5.4%)

59,374 (74.6%)

* Youthful Offenders are inmates sentenced by the courts pursuant to s. 958.04 and those selected by the department based on age, prior prison commitments, and length of sentence. Youthful Offenders are housed in institutions designated for these types of offenders.

+ This number represents those inmates which have every component of their sentence covered by the mandatory 85% minimum sentence served law.

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