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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 2011
 

December 2010

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 from January-June 2010 are from the February 19, 2010 conference while the estimations from July-December 2010 are from the October 19, 2010 conference.

CJEC Estimated Prison Admissions Versus Actual Admissions*

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The Criminal Justice Estimating Conference (CJEC) admissions estimate for December 2010 overestimated the actual number of inmates admitted by 217 inmates. The percent difference between the CJEC estimated admissions and actual admissions was 7.34%.

  • Total Actual Admissions since January 2010 – 36,501
  • Total Estimated Admissions since January 2010 – 36,465
  • Cumulative Admissions Difference – 36 (0.10%)

CJEC Estimated Prison Population Versus Actual Prison Population

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Using the average daily population, the modified CJEC population estimate for December 2010 overestimated the actual number of inmates in the population by 241 inmates. The percent difference between the CJEC estimated population and the actual average daily population was 0.24%.

Using the maximum daily population, the modified CJEC population estimate for December 2010 underestimated the actual number of inmates in the population by 25 inmates. The percent difference between the CJEC estimated population and the actual maximum daily population was 0.02%.

Using the end of month population, the modified CJEC population estimate for December 2010 overestimated the actual number of inmates in the population by 299 inmates. The percent difference between the CJEC estimated population and the actual end of month population was 0.29%.

Details on Admissions Numbers

Type of Admission Jan 10 Feb 10 Mar 10 Apr 10 May 10 Jun 10 Jul 10 Aug 10 Sep 10 Oct 10 Nov 10 Dec 10 Total
New Commitments 2,558 2,970 3,462 2,951 2,905 3,057 3,011 2,848 3,074 2,826 2,578 2,828 35,068
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 8 12 11 9 10 10 8 11 8 6 12 8 113
Violators of Control Release without New Sentences 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 4
Violators of Conditional Release without New Sentences 91 123 125 104 105 109 105 95 137 106 96 120 1,316
Total 2,658 3,105 3,598 3,064 3,020 3,178 3,124 2,954 3,220 2,938 2,686 2,956 36,501

Offenders Admitted with Special Sentencing Provisions

Type of Special Sentencing Provision1,2 Jan 10 Feb 10 Mar 10 Apr 10 May 10 Jun 10 Jul 10 Aug 10 Sep 10 Oct 10 Nov 10 Dec 10 Total
Habitual Offenders 156 179 206 208 166 171 178 166 142 171 149 148 2,040
Violent Habitual Offenders 18 32 36 23 19 34 24 26 16 23 15 20 286
Releasee Reoffenders 52 70 82 63 52 71 41 58 63 71 64 52 739
Violent Career Criminals 4 0 5 3 4 2 1 5 3 1 1 3 32
Three Time Violent Felony Offenders 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Dangerous Sex Felony Offender 3 0 1 2 1 0 2 3 1 2 2 2 19
Total 233 281 330 299 242 278 246 258 225 268 231 225 3,116
  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 2010 101,157 94,173 (93.1%) 6,984 (6.9%) 3,194 (3.2%) 15,820 (15.6%) 4,082 (4.0%) 88,629 (87.6%)
February 2010 101,467 94,431 (93.1%) 7,036 (6.9%) 3,169 (3.1%) 15,993 (15.8%) 4,085 (4.0%) 88,937 (87.7%)
March 2010

102,026

94,888 (93.0%) 7,138 (7.0%) 3,149 (3.1%) 16,118 (15.8%) 4,098 (4.0%) 89,475 (87.7%)
April 2010

102,019

94,892 (93.0%) 7,127 (7.0%) 3,157 (3.1%) 16,248 (15.9%) 4,068 (4.0%) 89,614 (87.8%)
May 2010 102,086 94,957 (93.0%) 7,129 (7.0%) 3,112 (3.0%) 16,298 (16.0%) 4,030 (3.9%) 89,708 (87.9%)
June 2010 102,232 95,088 (93.0%) 7,144 (7.0%) 3,077 (3.0%) 16,386 (16.0%) 3,967 (3.9%) 89,974 (88.0%)
July 2010

102,374

95,208 (93.0%) 7,166 (7.0%) 3,107 (3.0%) 16,483 (16.1%) 4,017 (3.9%) 90,199 (88.1%)
August 2010

102,191

95,010 (93.0%) 7,181 (7.0%) 3,089 (3.0%) 16,564 (16.2%) 3,957 (3.9%) 90,177 (88.2%)
September 2010

102,440

95,238 (93.0%) 7,202 (7.0%) 3,078 (3.0%) 16,665 (16.3%) 3,966 (3.9%) 90,309 (88.2%)
October 2010 102,397 95,169 (92.9%) 7,228 (7.1%) 3,070 (3.0%) 16,732 (16.3%) 3,981 (3.9%) 90,441 (88.3%)
November 2010 102,220 94,999 (92.9%) 7,221 (7.1%) 3,073 (3.0%) 16,817 (16.5%) 3,997 (3.9%) 90,349 (88.4%)
December 2010 102,138 94,907 (92.9%) 7,231 (7.1%) 3,063 (3.0%) 16,882 (16.5%) 4,021 (3.9%) 90,389 (88.5%)

* 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 inmates 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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