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Julie L. Jones, Secretary

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Prepared by:
Florida Department of Corrections
Bureau of Research and Data Analysis
Inmate Information and Analysis Section
December 2014
 

November 2014

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 the period January-June are from the conference held on February 27, 2014 (EDR) and estimations for the period July-December are from the conference held on November 20, 2014 (EDR).

CJEC Estimated Prison Admissions Versus Actual Admissions*

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The Criminal Justice Estimating Conference (CJEC) admissions estimate for November 2014 overestimated the actual number of inmates admitted by 232 inmates. The percent difference between the CJEC estimated admissions and actual admissions was 10.09%.

  • Total Actual Admissions since January 2014 – 29,969
  • Total Estimated Admissions since January 2014 – 31,000
  • Cumulative Admissions Difference – 1,031 (3.44%)

CJEC Estimated Prison Population Versus Actual Prison Population

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Using the average daily population, the modified CJEC population estimate for November 2014 overestimated the actual number of inmates in the population by 96 inmates.  The percent difference between the CJEC estimated population and the actual average daily population was 0.10%.

Using the maximum daily population, the modified CJEC population estimate for November 2014 underestimated the actual number of inmates in the population by 119 inmates.  The percent difference between the CJEC estimated population and the actual maximum daily population was 0.12%.

Using the end-of-month population, the modified CJEC population estimate for November 2014 overestimated the actual number of inmates in the population by 168 inmates.  The percent difference between the CJEC estimated population and the actual end of month population was 0.17%.

Details on Admissions Numbers

Type of Admission Jan 14 Feb 14 Mar 14 Apr 14 May 14 Jun 14 Jul 14 Aug 14 Sep 14 Oct 14 Nov 14 Dec 14 Total

New Commitments

2,372 2,634 2,628 2,667 2,621 2,684 2,724 2,683 2,629 2,743 2,190   28,575

Violators of Control Release with New Sentences

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   0

Violators of Conditional Release with New Sentences

9 13 8 19 9 10 7 7 14 13 3   112

Violators of Control Release without New Sentences

0 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 1 0   5

Violators of Conditional Release without New Sentences

110 117 109 143 86 110 124 124 126 122 106   1,277
Total 2,491 2,764 2,745 2,831 2,717 2,804 2,856 2,814 2,769 2,879 2,299   29,969

Offenders Admitted with Special Sentencing Provisions

Type of Special Sentencing Provision1,2 Jan 14 Feb 14 Mar 14 Apr 14 May 14 Jun 14 Jul 14 Aug 14 Sep 14 Oct 14 Nov 14 Dec 14 Total
Habitual Offenders 153 152 162 162 155 163 170 149 152 159 117   1,694
Violent Habitual Offenders 20 20 28 25 26 25 26 26 19 23 18   256
Releasee Reoffenders 57 55 52 52 52 47 50 60 58 58 24   565
Violent Career Criminals 3 4 1 2 1 1 3 2 1 2 1   21
Three Time Violent Felony Offenders 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   2
Dangerous Sexual Felony Offender 0 2 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0   7
Total 234 233 244 244 235 237 249 237 230 242 160    2,545
  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 November 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 2014 100,523 93,460 (93.0%) 7,063 (7.0%) 2,802 (2.8%) 20,299 (20.2%) 2,527 (2.5%) 90,673 (90.2%)
February 2014 100,801 93,671 (92.9%) 7,130 (7.1%) 2,795 (2.8%) 20,435 (20.3%) 2,487 (2.5%) 90,996 (90.3%)
March 2014 100,756 93,632 (92.9%) 7,124 (7.1%) 2,771 (2.8%) 20,491 (20.3%) 2,399 (2.4%) 90,974 (90.3%)
April 2014 100,869 93,749 (92.9%) 7,120 (7.1%) 2,792 (2.8%) 20,584 (20.4%) 2,372 (2.4%) 91,060 (90.3%)
May 2014 100,791 93,688 (93.0%) 7,103 (7.0%) 2,807 (2.8%) 20,680 (20.5%) 2,337 (2.3%) 91,014 (90.3%)
June 2014 100,942 93,792 (92.9%) 7,150 (7.1%) 2,803 (2.8%) 20,753 (20.6%) 2,352 (2.3%) 91,259 (90.4%)
July 2014 100,994 93,807 (92.9%) 7,187 (7.1%) 2,794 (2.8%) 20,802 (20.6%) 2,428 (2.4%) 91,330 (90.4%)
August 2014 101,005 93,821 (92.9%) 7,167 (7.1%) 2,790 (2.8%) 20,949 (20.7%) 2,441 (2.4%) 91,351 (90.4%)
September 2014 101,023 93,852 (92.9%) 7,171 (7.1%) 2,797 (2.8%) 21,100 (20.9%) 2,440 (2.4%) 91,451 (90.5%)
October 2014 101,143 93,920 (92.9%) 7,223 (7.1%) 2,786 (2.8%) 21,142 (20.9%) 2,420 (2.4%) 91,632 (90.6%)
November 2014 100,923 93,692 (92.8%) 7,231 (7.2%) 2,789 (2.8%) 21,211 (21.0%) 2,417 (2.4%) 91,350 (90.5%)
December 2014              

* 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, section 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. Section 944.1905(5)(a), F.S, mandates that the Department assign any inmate under 18 not meeting the provisions of chapter 958 to a youthful offender facility. Such inmates are assigned to youthful offender facilities until at least age 18, but may remain assigned until age 21 if the Department determines that continued assignment is in the best interests of the inmate and the assignment does not pose an unreasonable risk to other inmates in the 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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