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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 2014
 

December 2013

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 2013 through June 2013 are from the conference held on February 19, 2013; whereas the CJEC estimations for July 2013 through December 2013 are from the conference held on November 20, 2013.

CJEC Estimated Prison Admissions Versus Actual Admissions*

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The Criminal Justice Estimating Conference (CJEC) admissions estimate for December 2013 overestimated the actual number of inmates admitted by 172 inmates. The percent difference between the CJEC estimated admissions and actual admissions was 6.71%.

  • Total Actual Admissions since January 2013 – 33,866
  • Total Estimated Admissions since January 2013 – 32,929
  • Cumulative Admissions Difference – 937 (2.77%)

CJEC Estimated Prison Population Versus Actual Prison Population

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Using the average daily population, the modified CJEC population estimate for December 2013 overestimated the actual number of inmates in the population by 75 inmates. The percent difference between the CJEC estimated population and the actual average daily population was 0.07%.

Using the maximum daily population, the modified CJEC population estimate for December 2013 underestimated the actual number of inmates in the population by 257 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 2013 overestimated the actual number of inmates in the population by 208 inmates. The percent difference between the CJEC estimated population and the actual end of month population was 0.21%.

Details on Admissions Numbers

Type of Admission Jan 13 Feb 13 Mar 13 Apr 13 May 13 Jun 13 Jul 13 Aug 13 Sep 13 Oct 13 Nov 13 Dec 13 Total

New Commitments

2,732 2,764 2,952 2,823 2,711 2,742 2,672 2,544 2,587 3,074 2,406 2,465 32,472

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 9 7 9 10 11 11 12 5 9 7 5 106

Violators of Control Release without New Sentences

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

Violators of Conditional Release without New Sentences

118 90 101 94 125 86 139 116 100 139 85 93 1,286
Total 2,861 2,864 3,060 2,927 2,846 2,839 2,822 2,672 2,692 3,222 2,498 2,563 33,866

Offenders Admitted with Special Sentencing Provisions

Type of Special Sentencing Provision1,2 Jan 13 Feb 13 Mar 13 Apr 13 May 13 Jun 13 Jul 13 Aug 13 Sep 13 Oct 13 Nov 13 Dec 13 Total
Habitual Offenders 147 170 202 182 162 170 168 166 149 213 119 131 1,979
Violent Habitual Offenders 19 22 25 15 20 29 30 20 24 35 22 20 281
Releasee Reoffenders 60 54 69 66 56 69 66 57 54 86 45 50 732
Violent Career Criminals 4 3 2 2 6 3 0 1 2 3 2 3 31
Three Time Violent Felony Offenders 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Dangerous Sexual Felony Offender 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 7
Total 232 249 299 266 244 271 264 244 230 338 189 204 3,030
  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.
    • 99.7% 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 2013 99,831 92,944 (93.1%) 6,887 (6.9%) 2,876 (2.9%) 19,120 (19.2%) 2,550 (2.6%) 89,441 (89.6%)
February 2013 100,163 93,258 (93.1%) 6,905 (6.9%) 2,877 (2.9%) 19,256 (19.2%) 2,487 (2.5%) 89,769 (89.6%)
March 2013 100,421 93,459 (93.1%) 6,962 (6.9%) 2,876 (2.9%) 19,384 (19.3%) 2,464 (2.5%) 90,205 (89.8%)
April 2013 100,671 93,694 (93.1%) 6,977 (6.9%) 2,849 (2.8%) 19,504 (19.4%) 2,465 (2.4%) 90,521 (89.9%)
May 2013 100,636 93,633 (93.0%) 7,003 (7.0%) 2,829 (2.8%) 19,569 (19.4%) 2,509 (2.5%) 90,448 (89.9%)
June 2013 100,884 93,813 (93.0%) 7,071 (7.0%) 2,834 (2.8%) 19,600 (19.4%) 2,592 (2.6%) 90,719 (89.9%)
July 2013 100,956 93,867 (93.0%) 7,089 (7.0%) 2,842 (2.8%) 19,727 (19.5%) 2,550 (2.5%) 90,841 (90.0%)
August 2013 100,897 93,838 (93.0%) 7,059 (7.0%) 2,852 (2.8%) 19,827 (19.7%) 2,572 (2.5%) 90,840 (90.0%)
September 2013 100,909 93,826 (93.0%) 7,083 (7.0%) 2,846 (2.8%) 19,917 (19.7%) 2,612 (2.6%) 90,914 (90.1%)
October 2013 101,280 94,137 (92.9%) 7,143 (7.1%) 2,846 (2.8%) 20,064 (19.8%) 2,587 (2.6%) 91,188 (90.0%)
November 2013 101,190 94,010 (92.9%) 7,180 (7.1%) 2,851 (2.8%) 20,168 (19.9%) 2,591 (2.6%) 92,269 (90.2%)
December 2013 100,940 93,803 (92.9%) 7,137 (7.1%) 2,808 (2.8%) 20,277 (20.1%) 2,579 (2.6%) 91,095 (90.2%)

* 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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