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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

Inmate Admissions Rise Sharply (10.4%) this Fiscal Year

Inmates Admitted
to Prison for Drug Crimes Over Five Years

Rose from 28.5 in 99-00 to 29.3% in 03-04

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, 2003 to June 30, 2004 . Other fiscal years may also be featured to illustrate trends.

  • Inmate admissions increased 10.4% in the last year, from 28,882 in FY 2002-03 to 31,896 in FY 2003-04.

  • For each of those ten years, the single largest group of prison admissions was incarcerated for drug crimes. These incarcerations increased from 27.9% in FY 1993-94 to 29.3% in FY 2003-04.

  • Those who enter prison today for a crime committed on or after October 1, 1995 will serve a minimum of 85% of their sentences.

  • Approximately 97.5% of the inmates admitted to prison in FY 2003-04 were sentenced under the 85% law and will therefore serve a minimum of 85% of their sentences.
Inmate Admissions
FY 1993-94 to FY 2003-04
Rose from 26,623 in 93-94 to 31,896 in 03-04

This section of the 2003-04 Annual Report is also provided as an Adobe Acrobat file. Acrobat Reader, a free program is required. Download the eighteen-page section (560K PDF file) for printing or viewing.

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