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The Jail System

Florida has 87 jails in 67 counties. The jail population in 2018 is unavailable.

The Prison System

As of December 31, 2018, the number of prisoners under the jurisdiction of the State of Florida correctional authorities was 97,538 located in 143 state prisons and held in custody of private prisons or local jails. State operated facilities had a staff of 24,225 employees and budget of $2.4 billion.

The Community Corrections System

As of December 31, 2018, Florida community corrections population under probation was 205,033 and under parole was 4,345. Only offenders sentenced for offenses committed prior to October 1, 1983, are eligible for parole, as it was abolished for all offenses committed after that date.


The National Institute of Corrections depends on publicly available information to provide the information on this page.

The statistics for budgets, employee positions, and state prison facilities data comes from state departments of corrections (DOCs), other state reports and state agencies. If data is missing for a state, then we were unable to find that information.

The data on prison population and incarcerate rate come from the Prisoner in 2018 report released by the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS). That report includes the count of prisoners in the unified systems of Alaska, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Rhode Island, and Vermont.

Violent and property crime rates are provided by the Federal Bureau of Investigations.

The number of counties per state comes from the United States Census Bureau.

Current jail population by state is unavailable. The most recent census was conducted by BJS in 2014.

Rates (Per 100K)

Incarceration Rate
Violent Crime Rate
Property Crime Rate


Prison Population
Parole Population
Probation Population


Number of State Prison Facilities
143 facilities


Cost Per Inmate
$ 21,743
Employee Positions
Prison Budget