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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
January 2013
 

December 2012

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 for January through June are from the December 14, 2011 conference and estimations for July through December are revised from the November 19, 2012 conference.

CJEC Estimated Prison Admissions Versus Actual Admissions*

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The Criminal Justice Estimating Conference (CJEC) admissions estimate for December 2012 overestimated the actual number of inmates admitted by 109 inmates. The percent difference between the CJEC estimated admissions and actual admissions was 4.37%.

  • Total Actual Admissions since January 2012 – 32,512
  • Total Estimated Admissions since January 2012 – 32,235
  • Cumulative Admissions Difference – 277 (0.85%)

CJEC Estimated Prison Population Versus Actual Prison Population

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Using the average daily population, the modified CJEC population estimate for December 2012 overestimated the actual number of inmates in the population by 86 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 2012 underestimated the actual number of inmates in the population by 255 inmates. The percent difference between the CJEC estimated population and the actual maximum daily population was 0.25%.

Using the end of month population, the modified CJEC population estimate for December 2012 overestimated the actual number of inmates in the population by 196 inmates. The percent difference between the CJEC estimated population and the actual end of month population was 0.20%.

Details on Admissions Numbers

Type of Admission Jan 12 Feb 12 Mar 12 Apr 12 May 12 Jun 12 Jul 12 Aug 12 Sep 12 Oct 12 Nov 12 Dec 12 Total

New Commitments

2,369 2,676 2,933 2,702 2,660 2,424 2,596 2,579 2,576 2,934 2,368 2,386 31,203

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

9 11 14 5 11 12 8 5 11 15 10 10 121

Violators of Control Release without New Sentences

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

Violators of Conditional Release without New Sentences

104 109 103 91 97 61 103 106 103 120 91 98 1,186
Total 2,482 2,797 3,050 2,798 2,768 2,498 2,707 2,690 2,690 3,069 2,469 2,494 32,512

Offenders Admitted with Special Sentencing Provisions

Type of Special Sentencing Provision1,2 Jan 12 Feb 12 Mar 12 Apr 12 May 12 Jun 12 Jul 12 Aug 12 Sep 12 Oct 12 Nov 12 Dec 12 Total
Habitual Offenders 127 145 171 182 166 151 162 129 131 161 141 126 1,792
Violent Habitual Offenders 18 17 29 16 16 17 15 15 17 15 18 20 213
Releasee Reoffenders 57 68 77 51 61 48 51 58 48 58 50 58 685
Violent Career Criminals 3 2 5 0 3 1 2 2 3 3 2 3 29
Three Time Violent Felony Offenders 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Dangerous Sex Felony Offender 0 0 3 0 4 3 0 0 1 0 2 1 14
Total 205 232 285 249 250 220 230 204 201 237 213 208 2,734
  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 2012 100,418 93,427 (93.0%) 6,991 (7.0%) 2,834 (2.8%) 17,917 (17.8%) 2,698 (2.7%) 89,561 (89.2%)
February 2012 100,494 93,492 (93.0%) 7,002 (7.0%) 2,894 (2.9%) 17,996 (17.9%) 2,692 (2.7%) 89,659 (89.2%)
March 2012 100,772 93,797 (93.1%) 6,975 (6.9%) 2,896 (2.9%) 18,142 (18.0%) 2,710 (2.7%) 89,997 (89.3%)
April 2012 100,842 93,841 (93.1%) 7,001 (6.9%) 2,883 (2.9%) 18,238 (18.1%) 2,622 (2.6%) 90,125 (89.4%)
May 2012 100,826 93,840 (93.1%) 6,986 (6.9%) 2,909 (2.9%) 18,288 (18.1%) 2,595 (2.6%) 90,081 (89.3%)
June 2012 100,527 93,579 (93.1%) 6,948 (6.9%) 2,909 (2.9%) 18,368 (18.3%) 2,580 (2.6%) 89,737 (89.3%)
July 2012 100,432 93,492 (93.1%) 6,940 (6.9%) 2,906 (2.9%) 18,437 (18.4%) 2,596 (2.6%) 89,840 (89.5%)
August 2012 100,231 93,330 (93.1%) 6,901 (6.9%) 2,876 (2.9%) 18,557 (18.5%) 2,592 (2.6%) 89,713 (89.5%)
September 2012 100,137 93,262 (93.1%) 6,875 (6.9%) 2,874 (2.9%) 18,694 (18.7%) 2,608 (2.6%) 89,641 (89.5%)
October 2012 100,351 93,490 (93.2%) 6,861 (6.8%) 2,884 (2.9%) 18,823 (18.8%) 2,598 (2.6%) 89,863 (89.5%)
November 2012 100,064 93,195 (93.1%) 6,869 (6.9%) 2,872 (2.9%) 18,922 (18.9%) 2,607 (2.6%) 89,534 (89.5%)
December 2012 99,835 92,963 (93.1%) 6,872 (6.9%) 2,864 (2.9%) 19,029 (19.1%) 2,610 (2.6%) 89,466 (89.6%)

* 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 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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