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10-20-Life Felons Admitted to Prison

Cumulative Admissions by Quarter

The 10-20-Life legislation imposed mandatory minimum sentences for crimes committed on or after July 1, 1999. The delay between the effective date of the legislation and the beginning of substantial prison admissions with the new sentences reflects the time required to arrest, try, and sentence felons for the crimes they committed.

QUALIFYING OFFENSES BY INMATE
CUMULATIVE
ADMISSIONS
BY YEAR-QUARTER
3 YR 10 YR 20 YR 25 YR-LIFE LIFE TOTAL
1999 JUL-SEP 1 0 0 0 0 1
1999 OCT-DEC 8 0 0 1 0 9
2000 JAN-MAR 35 9 1 2 0 47
2000 APR-JUN 101 45 4 6 0 156
2000 JUL-SEP 178 90 7 10 1 286
2000 OCT-DEC 253 142 10 16 2 423
2001 JAN-MAR 329 205 22 29 2 587
2001 APR-JUN 413 279 29 40 7 768
2001 JUL-SEP 479 341 34 56 8 918
2001 OCT-DEC 560 425 39 71 8 1,103
2002 JAN-MAR 633 513 51 82 9 1,288
2002 APR-JUN 708 593 58 94 10 1,463
2002 JUL-SEP 784 678 67 111 14 1,654
2002 OCT-DEC 866 767 76 123 19 1,851
2003 JAN-MAR 942 831 86 135 21 2,015
2003 APR-JUN 1,018 924 102 162 27 2,233
2003 JUL-SEP 1,123 1,012 119 175 30 2,459
2003 OCT-DEC 1,208 1,100 129 194 33 2,664
2004 JAN-MAR 1,313 1,187 143 209 34 2,886
2004 APR-JUN 1,414 1,275 153 236 40 3,118
2004 JUL-SEP 1,494 1,364 165 259 43 3,325
2004 OCT-DEC 1,578 1,452 178 282 48 3,538
2005 JAN-MAR 1,646 1,537 189 306 54 3,732
2005 APR-JUN 1,732 1,639 201 334 59 3,965
2005 JUL-SEP 1,822 1,733 213 360 64 4,192
2005 OCT-DEC 1,909 1,815 231 380 70 4,405
2006 JAN-MAR 2,000 1,896 243 403 77 4,619
2006 APR-JUN 2,082 1,981 258 421 83 4,825
  • Through June 2006, a total of 4,825 inmates have been admitted to prison with a sentence imposed under the 10-20-Life legislation.

  • The largest group of inmates sentenced under the legislation to date 2,082 or (43.2%) was convicted as felons in possession of a gun, receiving the 3-year mandatory minimum prison term.

  • Inmates sentenced to the longer mandatory sentences include: 1,981 inmates (41.1%) received 10 years, 258 (5.3%) received 20 years, 421 (8.7%) received 25 years or longer, and 83 (1.7%) received Life.

  • For this report inmates are categorized based on the longest mandatory minimum sentence they have received. An inmate sentenced for more than one crime may have received more than one mandatory sentence.

  • This report combines into one category those whose longest mandatory minimum sentence is 25 years or more (excluding life), because the law provides for a range of sentences from 25 years to life for those who fire a gun resulting in injury or death. A separate category for Life is provided as well.

10-20-LIFE INMATES:
TOTAL ADMITTED

10-20-Life Felons: Total Admitted, shows increase from 0 in Jul-Sep 1999 to almost 4,200 in Apr-Jun 2005


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