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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
Walter A. McNeil, Secretary
January 2010
 

December 2009

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 CJEC estimations are from the April 30, 2009 conference for data prior to July; after which, estimations are from the September 29, 2009 conference.

CJEC Estimated Prison Admissions Versus Actual Admissions*

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The Criminal Justice Estimating Conference (CJEC) admissions estimate for December 2009 underestimated the actual number of inmates admitted by 114 inmates. The percent difference between the CJEC estimated admissions and actual admissions was 3.44%.

  • Total Actual Admissions since January 2009 – 38,773
  • Total Estimated Admissions since January 2009 – 39,793
  • Cumulative Admissions Difference – 1,020 (2.63%)

CJEC Estimated Prison Population Versus Actual Prison Population

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Using the average daily population, the modified CJEC population estimate for December 2009 overestimated the actual number of inmates in the population by 540 inmates.  The percent difference between the CJEC estimated population and the actual average daily population was 0.53%.

Using the maximum daily population, the modified CJEC population estimate for December 2009 overestimated the actual number of inmates in the population by 228 inmates.  The percent difference between the CJEC estimated population and the actual maximum daily population was 0.22%.

Using the end of month population, the modified CJEC population estimate for December 2009 overestimated the actual number of inmates in the population by 418 inmates.  The percent difference between the CJEC estimated population and the actual end of month population was 0.41%.

Details on Admissions Numbers

Type of Admission Jan 09 Feb 09 Mar 09 Apr 09 May 09 Jun 09 Jul 09 Aug 09 Sep 09 Oct 09 Nov 09 Dec 09 Total
New Commitments 2,856 3,238 3,361 3,374 3,064 3,038 3,167 2,969 3,219 3,255 2,610 3,201 37,352
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 10 15 11 11 6 9 11 11 9 17 8 10 128
Violators of Control Release without New Sentences 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Violators of Conditional Release without New Sentences 103 93 103 120 88 100 121 115 138 112 94 104 1,291
Total 2,970 3,346 3,475 3,505 3,159 3,147 3,299 3,095 3,366 3,384 2,712 3,315 38,773

Offenders Admitted with Special Sentencing Provisions

Type of Special Sentencing Provision1,2 Jan 09 Feb 09 Mar 09 Apr 09 May 09 Jun 09 Jul 09 Aug 09 Sep 09 Oct 09 Nov 09 Dec 09 Total
Habitual Offenders 172 186 222 196 186 196 215 172 199 190 141 180 2,255
Violent Habitual Offenders 19 16 29 28 17 31 33 24 19 26 25 26 293
Releasee Reoffenders 54 65 74 77 46 66 62 53 57 68 52 54 728
Violent Career Criminals 2 0 3 1 2 3 1 2 4 5 2 0 25
Three Time Violent Felony Offenders 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Dangerous Sex Felony Offender 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 5
Total 247 267 331 302 252 296 311 251 279 289 222 260 3,307
  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.
    • - 99.5% 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 2009 99,724 92,709 (93.0%) 7,015 (7.0%) 3,432 (3.4%) 14,784 (14.8%) 4,110 (4.1%) 86,086 (86.3%)
February 2009 100,115 93,107 (93.0%) 7,008 (7.0%) 3,443 (3.4%) 14,823 (14.8%) 4,089 (4.1%) 86,456 (86.4%)
March 2009 100,392 93,328 (93.0%) 7,064 (7.0%) 3,462 (3.4%) 14,908 (14.8%) 4,144 (4.1%) 87,019 (86.7%)
April 2009 100,832 93,795 (93.0%) 7,037 (7.0%) 3,474 (3.4%) 14,993 (14.9%) 4,181 (4.2%) 87,484 (86.8%)
May 2009 100,869 93,850 (93.0%) 7,019 (7.0%) 3,451 (3.4%) 15,105 (15.0%) 4,194 (4.2%) 87,609 (86.9%)
June 2009 100,894 93,858 (93.0%) 7,036 (7.0%) 3,293 (3.3%) 15,202 (15.1%) 4,209 (4.2%) 87,821 (87.0%)
July 2009 100,937 93,897 (93.0%) 7,040 (7.0%) 3,251 (3.2%) 15,323 (15.2%) 4,200 (4.2%) 88,011 (87.2%)
August 2009 100,893 93,893 (93.1%) 7,000 (6.9%) 3,239 (3.2%) 15,389 (15.3%) 4,137 (4.1%) 88,063 (87.3%)
September 2009 101,251 94,223 (93.1%) 7,028 (6.9%) 3,255 (3.2%) 15,507 (15.3%) 4,135 (4.1%) 88,395 (87.3%)
October 2009 101,497 94,464 (93.1%) 7,033 (6.9%) 3,265 (3.2%) 15,650 (15.4%) 4,133 (4.1%) 88,775 (87.5%)
November 2009 101,247 94,232 (93.1%) 7,015 (6.9%) 3,247 (3.2%) 15,730 (15.5%) 4,115 (4.1%) 88,610 (87.5%)
December 2009 101,437 94,399 (93.1%) 7,038 (6.9%) 3,226 (3.2%) 15,821 (15.6%) 4,107 (4.1%) 88,871 (87.6%)

* Section 958.04, F.S., authorizes the court to sentence as a youthful offender any person:

  • Who is at least 18 years of age or who has been transferred for prosecution to the criminal division of the circuit court pursuant to chapter 985;
  • Who is found guilty of or who has tendered, and the court has accepted, a plea of nolo contendere or guilty to a crime that is, under the laws of this state, a felony if the offender is younger than 21 years of age at the time sentence is imposed;
  • Who has not previously been classified as a youthful offender under the provisions of this act; and
  • Who has not been found guilty of a capital or life felony.

Section 958.11(4), F.S., authorizes the Department to classify as a youthful offender any person:

  • Who is at least 18 years of age or who has been transferred for prosecution to the criminal division of the circuit court pursuant to chapter 985;
  • Who has not previously been classified as a youthful offender under the provisions of this act;
  • Who has not been found guilty of a capital or life felony;
  • Whose age does not exceed 24 years; and
  • Whose total length of sentence does not exceed 10 years.

In addition to the above, s. 958.11(6), F.S., authorizes the Department to assign inmates 19 or younger (except capital or life felons) to youthful offender facilities if the Department determines that the inmate’s mental or physical vulnerability would substantially or materially jeopardize his or her safety in a non-youthful offender facility.


+ 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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