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Prepared by:
Florida Department of Corrections
Bureau of Research and Data Analysis
Inmate Information and Analysis Section
January 2012
 

December 2011

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 February 21, 2011 conference for forecast values January 2011 through June 2011 and the December 14, 2011 conference for forecast values July 2011 through December 2011.

CJEC Estimated Prison Admissions Versus Actual Admissions*

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The Criminal Justice Estimating Conference (CJEC) admissions estimate for December 2011 overestimated the actual number of inmates admitted by 107 inmates. The percent difference between the CJEC estimated admissions and actual admissions was 4.07%.

  • Total Actual Admissions since January 2011 – 33,864
  • Total Estimated Admissions since January 2011 – 33,769
  • Cumulative Admissions Difference – 95 (0.28%)

CJEC Estimated Prison Population Versus Actual Prison Population

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Using the average daily population, the modified CJEC population estimate for December 2011 underestimated the actual number of inmates in the population by 94 inmates.  The percent difference between the CJEC estimated population and the actual average daily population was 0.09%.

Using the maximum daily population, the modified CJEC population estimate for December 2011 underestimated the actual number of inmates in the population by 393 inmates.  The percent difference between the CJEC estimated population and the actual maximum daily population was 0.39%.

Using the end of month population, the modified CJEC population estimate for December 2011 underestimated the actual number of inmates in the population by 33 inmates.  The percent difference between the CJEC estimated population and the actual end of month population was 0.03%.

Details on Admissions Numbers

Type of Admission Jan 11 Feb 11 Mar 11 Apr 11 May 11 Jun 11 Jul 11 Aug 11 Sep 11 Oct 11 Nov 11 Dec 11 Total

New Commitments

2,536 2,701 3,395 2,696 2,774 3,029 2,510 2,743 2,531 2,622 2,530 2,557 32,624

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 5 9 7 11 5 13 11 5 8 10 10 102

Violators of Control Release without New Sentences

0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2

Violators of Conditional Release without New Sentences

103 81 99 96 83 110 99 100 112 97 92 64 1,136
Total 2,647 2,787 3,503 2,799 2,868 3,145 2,622 2,854 2,648 2,727 2,632 2,632 33,864

Offenders Admitted with Special Sentencing Provisions

Type of Special Sentencing Provision1,2 Jan 11 Feb 11 Mar 11 Apr 11 May 11 Jun 11 Jul 11 Aug 11 Sep 11 Oct 11 Nov 11 Dec 11 Total
Habitual Offenders 138 169 213 182 187 173 158 155 147 153 144 144 1,963
Violent Habitual Offenders 22 20 41 16 22 32 15 23 22 19 20 14 266
Releasee Reoffenders 49 52 74 59 68 77 46 61 58 45 48 38 675
Violent Career Criminals 0 3 1 3 4 3 3 3 2 2 4 2 30
Three Time Violent Felony Offenders 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
Dangerous Sex Felony Offender 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 3 0 9
Total 209 244 331 261 283 285 222 243 230 220 219 198 2,945
  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.
    • 99.6% 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 2011 101,746 94,587 (93.0%) 7,159 (7.0%) 3,019 (3.0%) 16,977 (16.7%) 3,972 (3.9%) 90,067 (88.5%)
February 2011 101,467 94,431 (93.1%) 7,036 (6.9%) 3,021 (3.0%) 17,086 (16.8%) 3,949 (3.9%) 90,237 (88.9%)
March 2011 102,191 94,940 (92.9%) 7,251 (7.1%) 3,020 (3.0%) 17,208 (16.8%) 3,947 (3.9%) 90,502 (88.6%)
April 2011 102,101 94,857 (92.9%) 7,244 (7.1%) 3,010 (3.0%) 17,292 (16.9%) 3,479 (3.4%) 90,619 (88.8%)
May 2011 102,008 94,846 (93.0%) 7,162 (7.0%) 2,962 (2.9%) 17,362 (17.0%) 3,205 (3.1%) 90,627 (88.8%)
June 2011 102,319 95,139 (93.0%) 7,180 (7.0%) 2,925 (2.9%) 17,492 (17.1%) 2,890 (2.8%) 90,841 (88.8%)
July 2011 101,729 94,626 (93.0%) 7,103 (7.0%) 2,910 (2.9%) 17,484 (17.2%) 2,866 (2.8%) 90,481 (88.9%)
August 2011 101,779 94,633 (93.0%) 7,146 (7.0%) 2,892 (2.8%) 17,609 (17.3%) 2,828 (2.8%) 90,615 (89.0%)
September 2011 101,446 94,349 (93.0%) 7,097 (7.0%) 2,886 (2.8%) 17,685 (17.4%) 2,835 (2.8%) 90,356 (89.1%)
October 2011 101,233 94,155 (93.0%) 7,078 (7.0%) 2,874 (2.8%) 17,775 (17.6%) 2,811 (2.8%) 90,203 (89.1%)
November 2011 101,022 93,981 (93.0%) 7,041 (7.0%) 2,850 (2.8%) 17,803 (17.6%) 2,781 (2.8%) 89,939 (89.0%)
December 2011 100,924 93,875 (93.0%) 7,049 (7.0%) 2,831 (2.8%) 17,882 (17.7%) 2,703 (2.7%) 89,973 (89.1%)

* 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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