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Michael D. Crews, 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 2004
 

December 2004



Introduction

The purpose of this report is to compare the estimated prison admission and population numbers from the February 16, 2004 and from the October 18, 2004 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 December 2004 underestimated the actual number of inmates admitted by 34 inmates. The percent difference between the CJEC estimated admissions and actual admissions was 1.17%.

  • Total Actual Admissions since January 2004 - 33,495
  • Total Estimated Admissions since January 2004 - 33,525
  • Cumulative Admissions Difference - 30 (0.09%)


CJEC Estimated Prison Population Versus Actual Prison Population

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Using the average daily population, the CJEC population estimate for December 2004 overestimated the actual number of inmates in the population by 42 inmates. The percent difference between the CJEC estimated population and the actual average daily population was 0.05%.

Using the maximum daily population, the CJEC population estimate for December 2004 underestimated the actual number of inmates in the population by 294 inmates. The percent difference between the CJEC estimated population and the actual maximum daily population was 0.35%.

Using the end of month population, the CJEC population estimate for December 2004 underestimated the actual number of inmates in the population by 131 inmates. The percent difference between the CJEC estimated population and the end of month population was 0.16%.



Details on Admissions Numbers

Type of Admission Jan-04 Feb-04 Mar-04 Apr-04 May-04 Jun-04 Jul-04 Aug-04 Sep-04 Oct-04 Nov-04 Dec-04 Total
New Commitments 2,316 2,379 3,058 2,686 2,625 2,857 2,526 2,522 2,175 2,789 2,608 2,719 31,260
Violators of Control Release with New Sentences 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 4
Violators of Conditional Release with New Sentences 20 21 18 16 11 17 18 12 10 14 16 8 181
Violators of Control Release without New Sentences 2 3 2 3 2 1 2 2 3 2 0 3 25
Violators of Conditional Release without New Sentences 146 138 172 187 195 158 128 151 185 219 164 211 2,054
Total 2,484 2,542 3,250 2,893 2,833 3,033 2,675 2,687 2,373 3,024 2,788 2,942 33,524


Offenders Admitted with Special Sentencing Provisions

Type of Special Sentencing Provision1,2 Jan-04 Feb-04 Mar-04 Apr-04 May-04 Jun-04 Jul-04 Aug-04 Sep-04 Oct-04 Nov-04 Dec-04 Total
Habitual Offenders 131 156 185 158 149 193 165 144 117 186 167 151 1,902
Violent Habitual Offenders 31 17 23 20 23 32 30 28 20 33 38 27 322
Releasee Reoffenders 56 61 81 67 68 84 68 61 53 64 66 59 788
Violent Career Criminals 7 5 5 3 3 5 7 10 4 4 1 4 58
Three Time Violent Felony Offenders 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
Dangerous Sex Felony Offender 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 225 239 295 248 243 314 270 243 194 287 272 242 3,072
  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.

    • 97.27% 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 2004 79,557 74,525 (93.7%) 5,032 (6.3%) 8,286 (10.4%) 4,298 (5.4%) 59,468 (74.8%)
February 2004 79,792 74,717 (93.6%) 5,075 (6.4%) 8,391 (10.5%) 4,272 (5.4%) 59,898 (75.1%)
March 2004 80,520 75,375 (93.6%) 5,145 (6.4%) 8,509 (10.6%) 4,204 (5.2%) 60,688 (75.4%)
April 2004 81,081 75,886 (93.6%) 5,195 (6.4%) 8,564 (10.6%) 4,105 (5.1%) 61,314 (75.6%)
May 2004 81,395 76,160 (93.6%) 5,235 (6.4%) 8,600 (10.6%) 4,086 (5.0%) 61,678 (75.8%)
June 2004 81,974 76,675 (93.5%) 5,299 (6.5%) 8,695 (10.6%) 4,066 (5.0%) 62,478 (76.2%)
July 2004 82,205 76,870 (93.5%) 5,335 (6.5%) 8,806 (10.7%) 3,986 (4.8%) 62,893 (76.5%)
August 2004 82,313 76,985 (93.5%) 5,328 (6.5%) 8,910 (10.8%) 3,969 (4.8%) 63,177 (76.8%)
September 2004 82,141 76,790 (93.5%) 5,351 (6.5%) 9,000 (11.0%) 3,944 (4.8%) 63,217 (77.0%)
October 2004 82,545 77,117 (93.4%) 5,428 (6.6%) 9,078 (11.0%) 3,967 (4.8%) 63,637 (77.1%)
November 2004 82,746 77,285 (93.4%) 5,461 (6.6%) 9,201 (11.1%) 3,986 (4.8%) 64,028 (77.4%)
December 2004 83,165 77,646 (93.4%) 5,519 (6.6%) 9,313 (11.2%) 3,983 (4.8%) 64,551 (77.6%)

* 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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