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Rick Scott, Governor
Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Julie L. Jones

Florida Department of Corrections
Julie L. Jones, Secretary

Department of Corrections
Budget Summary (FY1999-00)

Operating Funds

Expenditures by Budget Entity:

Department Administration
Custody and Control
Health Services
Community Supervision
Offender Work and Training
Total Operating Funds

Fixed Capital Outlay Funds

Expenditures by Project Classification:

To Provide Additional Capacity Through Expansion and New Construction
To Maintain Existing Facilities and Meet Requirements of Regulatory Agencies
Total Fixed Capital Outlay Funds
Total $1,631,525,426

Local Funds

Volume of Collection Activities:

Cost of Supervision Fees
Restitution, Fines and Court Costs
Subsistence, Transportation, and other Court Ordered Payments


Inmate Banking Activities:

Total Deposits
Total Disbursements
June 30, 2000 Total Assets

Inmate Welfare Fund Activity:

Merchandise Sales
Gross Profit From Sales

Inmate Telephone Commissions

June 30, 2000 Retained Earnings


Summary of Average Inmate Costs (FY1999-00)

Type of Facility Average Population Total PerDiem Operations Health Services Education Services
Total All Department Facilities (Excluding Private)3
Total Major Institutions (Excluding Private)3
Adult Male (1)
Male Youthful Offender
Reception Centers
Adult and Youthful Female (2)
Specialty Institutions
Work Release Centers
Probation and Restitution Centers
Private Institutions (1)
  1. These facilities include debt service costs which, if included, would increase the Department's average major institution (Okeechobee CI) per diem by $0.19 and the private institutions per diem by an average of $7.08.
  2. Also serving as reception centers (Broward CI and Lowell CI) for female inmates.
  3. Per diem figures do not include indirect administrative costs of $3.75 for major institutions (operations: $2.69, health services $0.40 and education $0.66).

Overall, the Department’s total operating expenditures increased only $26 million (less than 1.7%) when compared with Fiscal Year 1998-99 totals. In recognition that inmate populations increased by almost 4% and the Department’s spending plan included a mandatory pay increase for most employees of 2.78%, this modest over-all increase demonstrates the Department’s success in gaining operational efficiencies.

When viewed on an inmate cost per day basis, the Department’s cost decreased when compared to FY 1998-99, with the exception of Education Services, which reflects an increase due to receiving additional appropriations. Part of the cost reduction in Operations is the result of closing institutional business offices and reassigning administrative support to the newly created service centers. Institutional health services cost per day increased only 1%, a remarkable achievement in light of the significant cost increases experienced in the health services industry.

The Department’s reduction in overall cost per day was also the result of being in a position to accommodate population increases within current physical capacity, and not having to open new facilities. For the private institutions category, the cost increase from FY 1998-99 (5.7%) reflects the annual cost increases included in the vendor’s contracts, as well as the Department’s decision to utilize less contracted capacity.

FY 1999-00 Correctional Budget
Total Expenditures $1,586,325,436

Chart:  Custody and Control (60.4%), Administration (4.5%), Health Services (14.7%), Community Supervision (15.6%), Offender Work and Training (4.8%).

Percent of State General Revenue Budget Appropriated to Corrections
Chart:  Number fell from 9.6% in 94-95 to 8.0% in 99-00

Inmate Cost Per Day by Type of Prison

Chart: Numbers range from $41.34 for Adult male to $77.70 for Reception Centers

Inmate Cost Per Day for FY 1999-00
$50.06 ($18,272 annually)
(Major Institutions Only)

Chart: Security (56.3%), Medical (19.5%), Food (6.9%), Physical Plant (6.9%), Administration (2.75%), Education (2.9%).

Inmate Cost Per Day Over Five Years
(For All Department Facilities)

Chart:  Total Daily Cost and Portion of Daily Cost fell during the last year while Portion of Daily Cost for Health Services and Portion of Daily Cost fo rEducation rose.

* Fiscal Year 1999-2000 reflects a reduction in Administrative Costs due to the closure of business offices at the institutional level. These numbers refer to inmates in all facilities, not just prisons but also work release centers, etc.

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