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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
Walter A. McNeil, Secretary
January 2009
 

December 2008



Introduction

The purpose of this report is to compare the estimated prison admission and population numbers from the 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. The January-June 2008 CJEC estimations are from the February 15, 2008 conference and the July-December 2008 estimations are from the October 16, 2008 conference.

CJEC Estimated Prison Admissions Versus Actual Admissions*

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The Criminal Justice Estimating Conference (CJEC) admissions estimate for December 2008 overestimated the actual number of inmates admitted by 126 inmates. The percent difference between the CJEC estimated admissions and actual admissions was 3.72%.

  • Total Actual Admissions since January 2008 – 41,844
  • Total Estimated Admissions since January 2008 – 43,802
  • Cumulative Admissions Difference – 1,958 (4.68%)

CJEC Estimated Prison Population Versus Actual Prison Population

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Using the average daily population, the modified CJEC population estimate for December 2008 overestimated the actual number of inmates in the population by 908 inmates.  The percent difference between the CJEC estimated population and the actual average daily population was 0.91%.

Using the maximum daily population, the modified CJEC population estimate for December 2008 overestimated the actual number of inmates in the population by 544 inmates.  The percent difference between the CJEC estimated population and the actual maximum daily population was 0.54%.

Using the end of month population, the modified CJEC population estimate for December 2008 overestimated the actual number of inmates in the population by 784 inmates.  The percent difference between the CJEC estimated population and the actual end of month population was 0.78%.

Details on Admissions Numbers

Type of Admission Jan 08 Feb 08 Mar 08 Apr 08 May 08 Jun 08 Jul 08 Aug 08 Sep 08 Oct 08 Nov 08 Dec 08 Total
New Commitments 3,278 3,314 3,343 3,588 3,497 3,445 3,558 2,953 3,392 3,671 2,851 3,267 40,157
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 11 14 9 13 9 11 9 11 6 11 8 5 117
Violators of Control Release without New Sentences 0 2 1 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 9
Violators of Conditional Release without New Sentences 162 129 118 142 141 166 134 124 126 111 91 117 1,561
Total 3,451 3,459 3,471 3,744 3,649 3,622 3,701 3,089 3,524 3,793 2,952 3,389 41,844

Offenders Admitted with Special Sentencing Provisions

Type of Special Sentencing Provision1,2 Jan 08 Feb 08 Mar 08 Apr 08 May 08 Jun 08 Jul 08 Aug 08 Sep 08 Oct 08 Nov 08 Dec 08 Total
Habitual Offenders 168 203 208 214 206 208 204 136 161 192 173 184 2,257
Violent Habitual Offenders 16 18 20 31 27 15 23 24 23 32 19 23 271
Releasee Reoffenders 55 63 54 68 61 60 74 59 53 52 62 57 718
Violent Career Criminals 5 1 2 7 5 1 6 5 1 1 2 2 38
Three Time Violent Felony Offenders 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Dangerous Sex Felony Offender 1 1 2 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 7
Total 245 286 286 320 301 285 308 224 238 277 256 266 3,292
  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 for the current commitment and are subject to change upon audit of sentence structure.
    • 99.3% 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 HIV Positive Inmates Inmates 50 Years of Age and Older Youthful Offenders* Sentenced Under 85% Law+
January 2008

95,640

88,960
(93.0%)

6,680
(7.0%)

3,470
(3.6%)

13,532
(14.1%)

3,936
(4.1%)

80,489
(84.2%)

February 2008

96,132

89,396
(93.0%)

6,736
(7.0%)

3,463
(3.6%)

13,681
(14.2%)

3,888
(4.0%)

81,276
(84.5%)

March 2008

96,529

89,787
(93.0%)

6,742
(7.0%)

3,487
(3.6%)

13,784
(14.3%)

3,976
(4.1%)

81,830
(84.8%)

April 2008

97,094

90,278
(93.0%)

6,816
(7.0%)

3,487
(3.6%)

13,933
(14.4%)

3,942
(4.1%)

82,353
(84.8%)

May 2008

97,497

90,655
(93.0%)

6,842
(7.0%)

3,471
(3.6%)

13,989
(14.4%)

3,987
(4.1%)

82,864
(85.0%)

June 2008

98,192

91,304
(93.0%)

6,888
(7.0%)

3,490
(3.6%)

14,143
(14.4%)

4,064
(4.1%)

83,793
(85.3%)

July 2008

98,637

91,769
(93.0%)

6,868
(7.0%)

3,490
(3.5%)

14,250
(14.5%)

3,973
(4.0%)

84,264
(85.4%)

August 2008

98,505

91,684
(93.1%)

6,821
(6.9%)

3,475
(3.5%)

14,314
(14.5%)

3,939
(4.0%)

84,192
(85.5%)

September 2008

99,048

92,118
(93.0%)

6,930
(7.0%)

3,454
(3.5%)

14,437
(14.6%)

4,015
(4.1%)

84,944
(85.8%)

October 2008

99,678

92,678
(93.0%)

7,000
(7.0%)

3,485
(3.5%)

14,573
(14.6%)

4,083
(4.1%)

85,653
(85.9%)

November 2008

99,664

92,613
(92.9%)

7,051
(7.1%)

3,505
(3.5%)

14,645
(14.7%)

4,157
(4.2%)

85,726
(86.0%)

December 2008

99,937

92,917
(93.0%)

7,020
(7.0%)

3,472
(3.5%)

14,736
(14.7%)

4,147
(4.2%)

86,208
(86.3%)

* 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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