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

Florida Department of Corrections
Timothy H. Cannon, Interim Secretary

Inmate Admissions

Elderly (50 or Older)
Admissions in FY 2002-03

TOTAL ADMISSIONS 1,577 100.0%
Gender
Male 1,469 93.2%
Female 108 6.8%
Race
White 911 57.8%
Black 628 39.8%
Other 38 2.4%
Age at Admission
50-55 1,048 66.5%
56-60 305 19.3%
61-65 133 8.4%
66-70 60 3.8%
71-75 20 1.3%
76+ 11 0.7%
Prior DC Prison Commitments
0 762 48.3%
1 287 18.2%
2 156 9.9%
3 133 7.2%
4+ 259 16.4%


Type of Offense
Violent (561) is 35.6% | Drug (438) is 27.8% | Property (389) is 24.7% | Other (189) is 12.0%

* 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 Inmate Admissions Over Five Years
Rose from 1,019 in 98-99 to 1,577 in 02-03


Type of Offense Number Percent Average Sentence Length in Years* Average Age at Admission
Murder, Manslaughter 77 4.9% 25.9 years 56.7
Sexual Offenses 230 14.6% 13.0 years 58.3
Robbery 36 2.3% 7.2 years 53.7
Violent Personal Offenses 208 13.2% 4.9 years 54.8
Burglary 137 8.7% 6.1 years 53.4
Theft/Forgery/Fraud 261 16.6% 2.7 years 54.0
Drug Offenses 438 27.8% 3.1 years 54.4
Weapons 35 2.2% 3.8 years 56.4
Other 155 9.8% 2.6 years 54.7
* Sentence lengths of 50 years or longer, life, and death are coded as 50 years for calculations of averages.

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