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Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Julie L. Jones

Florida Department of Corrections
Julie L. Jones, Secretary

Inmate Admissions

Inmate Admissions Remain
Relatively Stable

Inmates Admitted
to Prison for Drug Crimes Over Five Years

Rose from 28.4 in 00-01 to 29.9% in 04-05

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, 2004, to June 30, 2005. Other fiscal years may also be featured to illustrate trends.

  • Inmate admissions increased 1.0% in the last year, from 31,896 in FY 2003-04 to 32,204 in FY 2004-05.

  • For each of the last five years, the single largest group of prison admissions was incarcerated for drug crimes. These incarcerations increased from 28.4% in FY 2000-01 to 29.9% in FY 2004-05.

  • 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 98.1% of the inmates admitted to prison in FY 2004-05 were sentenced under the 85% law and will therefore serve a minimum of 85% of their sentences.
Inmate Admissions
FY 1994-95 to FY 2004-05
Rose from 22,247 in 94-95 to 32,204 in 04-05

This section of the 2004-05 Annual Report is also provided as an Adobe Acrobat file. Acrobat Reader, a free program is required. Download the 18 page section (1,018K PDF file) for printing or viewing.

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