Inmates Admitted to Prison for Drug Crimes Over Five Years
Inmate admissions refer to the number of offenders admitted into the prison system during a given period of time. In this report, fiscal years run from July 1 to June 30. The following tables and charts will detail the characteristics of inmates who were admitted into Florida state prisons from July 1, 2001 to June 30, 2002. Other fiscal years may also be featured to illustrate trends.
Inmate admissions have dropped 14.7% in the last ten years, from 30,530 in FY 1992-93 to 26,049 in FY 2001-02.
For each of those ten years, the single largest group of prison admissions was incarcerated for drug crimes, from 29.7% in FY 1992-93 to 28.3% in FY 2001-02.
Those who enter prison today for a crime committed on or after October 1, 1995 will serve a minimum of 85% of their sentences.
More than 95% of the inmates admitted to prison in FY 2001-02 were sentenced under the 85% law and will therefore serve a minimum of 85% of their sentences.