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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 R. McDonough, Secretary
January 2007
 

December 2006



Introduction

The purpose of this report is to compare the estimated prison admission and population numbers from the October 12, 2006 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 2006 overestimated the actual number of inmates admitted by 109 inmates.  The percent difference between the CJEC estimated admissions and actual admissions was 3.77%.

  • Total Actual Admissions since January 2006 – 37,752
  • Total Estimated Admissions since January 2006 – 36,798
  • Cumulative Admissions Difference – 954 (-2.53%)

CJEC Estimated Prison Population Versus Actual Prison Population

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Using the average daily population, the modified CJEC population estimate for December 2006 underestimated the actual number of inmates in the population by 538 inmates.  The percent difference between the CJEC estimated population and the actual average daily population was 0.60%.

Using the maximum daily population, the modified CJEC population estimate for December 2006 underestimated the actual number of inmates in the population by 871 inmates.  The percent difference between the CJEC estimated population and the actual maximum daily population was 0.96%.

Using the end of month population, the modified CJEC population estimate for December 2006 underestimated the actual number of inmates in the population by 608.  The percent difference between the CJEC estimated population and the end of month population was 0.67%.

Details on Admissions Numbers

Type of Admission Jan-06 Feb-06 Mar-06 Apr-06 May-06 Jun-06 Jul-06 Aug-06 Sep-06 Oct-06 Nov-06 Dec-06 Total
New Commitments

2,665

2,614

3,511

2,781

3,118

3,089

2,703

3,054

3,081

3,219

3,041 2,717

35,593

Violators of Control Release with New Sentences

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0 0

0

Violators of Conditional Release with New Sentences

14

10

11

10

12

7

11

7

8

15

15 11

131

Violators of Control Release without New Sentences

3

2

2

2

3

1

0

0

2

0

1 0

16

Violators of Conditional Release without New Sentences

173

143

176

159

172

159

165

204

174

160

167 160

2,012

Total

2,855

2,769

3,700

2,952

3,305

3,256

2,879

3,265

3,265

3,394

3,224 2,888

37,752

Offenders Admitted with Special Sentencing Provisions

Type of Special Sentencing Provision1, 2 Jan-06 Feb-06 Mar-06 Apr-06 May-06 Jun-06 Jul-06 Aug-06 Sep-06 Oct-06 Nov-06 Dec-06 Total
Habitual Offenders 159 141 200 144 189 142 136 154 155 181 167 137 1,905
Violent Habitual Offenders 16 21 34 31 28 35 29 26 28 29 33 14 324
Releasee Reoffenders 66 59 96 61 71 65 65 80 74 67 70 49 823
Violent Career Criminals 1 3 7 6 4 4 4 6 2 4 3 3 47
Three Time Violent Felony Offenders 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Dangerous Sex Felony Offender 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 4
Total 243 224 338 242 292 246 235 266 259 281 274 203 3,103
  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.
    • 98.7% 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+
Jan-06 86,566 80,589 (93.1%) 5,977 (6.9%) 10,634 (12.2%) 3,817 (4.4%) 69,429 (80.2%)
Feb-06 86,753 80,740 (93.1%) 6,013 (6.9%) 10,730 (12.4%) 3,833 (4.4%) 69,833 (80.5%)
Mar-06 87,659 81,574 (93.1%) 6,085 (6.9%) 10,861 (12.4%) 3,868 (4.4%) 70,776 (80.7%)
Apr-06 87,978 81,871 (93.1%) 6,107 (6.9%) 10,969 (12.5%) 3,874 (4.4%) 71,101 (80.8%)
May-06 88,128 81,988 (93.0%) 6,140 (7.0%) 11,071 (12.6%) 3,918 (4.5%) 71,434 (81.1%)
Jun-06 88,576 82,360 (93.0%) 6,216 (7.0%) 11,178 (12.6%) 3,948 (4.5%) 72,061 (81.4%)
Jul-06 88,650 82,455 (93.0%) 6,195 (7.0%) 11,293 (12.7%) 3,942 (4.5%) 72,195 (81.4%)
Aug-06 88,983 82,741 (93.0%) 6,242 (7.0%) 11,413 (12.8%) 3,989 (4.5%) 72,626 (81.6%)
Sep-06 89,513 83,219 (93.0%) 6,294 (7.0%) 11,547 (12.9%) 3,966 (4.4%) 73,179 (81.8%)
Oct-06 90,055 83,727 (93.0%) 6,328 (7.0%) 11,669 (13.0%) 4,012 (4.5%) 73,896 (82.1%)
Nov-06 90,415 84,081 (93.0%) 6,334 (7.0%) 11,838 (13.1%) 3,991 (4.4%) 74,070 (81.9%)
Dec-06 90,423 84,112 (93.0%) 6,311 (7.0%) 11,916 (13.2%) 3,829 (4.2%) 74,380 (82.3%)

* 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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