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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 2008
 

December 2007



Introduction

The purpose of this report is to compare the estimated prison admission and population numbers from the October 8, 2007 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 2007 overestimated the actual number of inmates admitted by 17 inmates. The percent difference between the CJEC estimated admissions and actual admissions was 0.54%.

  • Total Actual Admissions since January 2007 – 41,268
  • Total Estimated Admissions since January 2007 – 39,914
  • Cumulative Admissions Difference – 1,354 (3.28%)

CJEC Estimated Prison Population Versus Actual Prison Population

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Using the average daily population, the modified CJEC population estimate for December 2007 underestimated the actual number of inmates in the population by 328. The percent difference between the CJEC estimated population and the actual average daily population was 0.34%.

Using the maximum daily population, the modified CJEC population estimate for December 2007 underestimated the actual number of inmates in the population by 722. The percent difference between the CJEC estimated population and the actual maximum daily population was 0.76%.

Using the end of month population, the modified CJEC population estimate for December 2007 underestimated the actual number of inmates in the population by 320.  The percent difference between the CJEC estimated population and the end of month population was 0.34%.

Details on Admissions Numbers

Type of Admission Jan 07 Feb 07 Mar 07 Apr 07 May 07 Jun 07 Jul 07 Aug 07 Sep 07 Oct 07 Nov 07 Dec 07 Total
New Commitments 2,961 2,979 3,587 2,980 3,587 3,249 3,057 3,793 3,205 3,747 3,077 3,009 39,231
Violators of Control Release with New Sentences 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
Violators of Conditional Release with New Sentences 10 9 9 18 17 10 5 17 7 15 9 17 143
Violators of Control Release without New Sentences 1 1 0 3 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 1 9
Violators of Conditional Release without New Sentences 146 156 158 165 182 156 167 157 151 165 139 141 1,883
Total 3,118 3,146 3,754 3,166 3,786 3,415 3,231 3,968 3,364 3,927 3,225 3,168 41,268

Offenders Admitted with Special Sentencing Provisions

Type of Special Sentencing Provision1, 2 Jan 07 Feb 07 Mar 07 Apr 07 May 07 Jun 07 Jul 07 Aug 07 Sep 07 Oct 07 Nov 07 Dec 07 Total
Habitual Offenders 141 161 197 174 209 180 171 208 178 224 181 163 2,187
Violent Habitual Offenders 18 25 34 26 25 21 17 24 21 28 19 18 276
Releasee Reoffenders 45 56 63 67 67 61 56 65 65 87 46 45 723
Violent Career Criminals 2 4 6 7 5 3 1 5 3 2 2 3 43
Three Time Violent Felony Offenders 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Dangerous Sex Felony Offender 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 5
Total 207 246 300 274 306 266 245 302 267 344 248 229 3,234
  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.
    • 99.1% 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 2007 90,412 84,103 (93.0%) 6,309 (7.0%) 12,030 (13.3%) 3,787 (4.2%) 74,440 (82.3%)
February 2007 90,811 84,436 (93.0%) 6,375 (7.0%) 12,154 (13.4%) 3,815 (4.2%) 74,886 (82.5%)
March 2007 91,548 85,145 (93.0%) 6,403 (7.0%) 12,295 (13.4%) 3,797 (4.2%) 75,519 (82.5%)
April 2007 91,668 85,227 (93.0%) 6,441 (7.0%) 12,395 (13.5%) 3,794 (4.1%) 75,974 (82.9%)
May 2007 92,386 85,838 (92.9%) 6,548 (7.1%) 12,541 (13.6%) 3,817 (4.1%) 76,530 (82.8%)
June 2007 92,844 86,294 (92.9%) 6,550 (7.1%) 12,658 (13.6%) 3,832 (4.1%) 77,133 (83.1%)
July 2007 92,927 86,370 (92.9%) 6,557 (7.1%) 12,745 (13.7%) 3,833 (4.1%) 77,446 (83.3%)
August 2007 93,745 87,128 (92.9%) 6,617 (7.1%) 12,911 (13.8%) 3,934 (4.2%) 78,202 (83.4%)
September 2007 94,233 87,590 (93.0%) 6,643 (7.1%) 13,056 (13.9%) 3,990 (4.2%) 78,827 (83.7%)
October 2007 95,037 88,280 (92.9%) 6,757 (7.1%) 13,250 (13.9%) 4,016 (4.2%) 79,739 (83.9%)
November 2007 95,142 88,415 (92.9%) 6,727 (7.1%) 13,322 (14.0%) 3,979 (4.2%) 80,002 (84.1%)
December 2007 95,252 88,564 (93.0%) 6,688 (7.0%) 13,416 (14.1%) 3,897 (4.1%) 80,271 (84.3%)

* 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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