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Rick Scott, Governor
Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Michael D. Crews

Florida Department of Corrections
Michael D. Crews, Secretary

Inmate Admissions

Counties with Most
Admissions in FY 2000-01

Broward (11.6%), Miami-Datde (9.1%), Hillsborough (8.4%), Orange (6.9%), Pinellas (6.8%)

Felony cases are processed through judicial circuits. A circuit can consist of one large county (Circuit 11: Miami-Dade) or several smaller counties (Circuit 3: Columbia, Dixie, Hamilton, Lafayette, Madison, Suwannee and Taylor counties). The county that an inmate is admitted from is generally the county in which the inmate committed his or her crime.

  • The top five counties of admission (Broward, Miami-Dade, Hillsborough, Orange, and Pinellas) provide almost half (42.8%) of all prison admissions statewide.
  • Broward and Miami-Dade counties alone account for 20.7% of all state prison admissions, and 31.4% of the admissions from those two counties this fiscal year were for drug offenses, compared to 27.1% in FY 1996-97.
  • As expected, the least populated counties consistently have the fewest number of prison admissions.

Judicial Circuits with Most
Admissions in FY 2000-01

Circuit 17 (11.6%), Circuit 11 (9.1%), Circuit 13 (8.4%), Circuit 6 (8.3%), Circuit 9 (8.1%)


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