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Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Michael D. Crews

Florida Department of Corrections
Michael D. Crews, Secretary

Inmate Admissions

Elderly (50 or Older)
Admissions in FY 2001-02

ELDERLY ADMISSIONS 1,334 100.0%
Gender
Male 1,248 93.6%
Female 86 6.4%
Race
White 784 58.8%
Black 526 39.4%
Other 24 1.8%
Age at Admission
50-55 906 67.9%
56-60 239 17.9%
61-65 103 7.7%
66-70 53 4.0%
71-75 27 2.0%
76+ 6 0.4%
Prior DC Prison Commitments
0 658 49.3%
1 270 20.2%
2 118 8.8%
3 105 7.9%
4+ 183 13.7%


Type of Offense

Violent 508; Property 274; Drug 376; Other 176

* One of the following conditions must occur for a crime to be defined as violent under this definition: actual physical harm or threat of physical harm, or a reasonable probability existed that individual criminal acts could have resulted in unintended physical harm or the threat of physical harm.

Elderly Offender Admissions Over Five Years

Elderly Offender Admissions Over Five Years climbed from  881 in 97-98 to 1,334 in 01-02


Type of Offense Number Percent Average Sentence Length In Years* Average Age at Admission
Murder, Manslaughter 73 5.5% 23.0 years 56.8
Sexual Offenses 193 14.5% 13.5 years 57.7
Robbery 34 2.5% 9.0 years 53.5
Violent Personal Offenses 196 14.7% 4.1 years 55.6
Burglary 88 6.6% 5.1 years 53.0
Theft/Forgery/Fraud 191 14.3% 2.5 years 53.7
Drug Offenses 376 28.2% 3.4 years 54.3
Weapons 49 3.7% 5.0 years 55.5
Other 134 10.0% 2.4 years 55.2
*Sentence lengths of 50 years or longer, life, and death are coded as 50 years for calculations of averages.



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