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Rick Scott, Governor
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 2005-06

Category FY 2005-06
ELDERLY ADMISSIONS 2,606 100.0%
Gender
Male 2,415 92.7%
Female 191 7.3%
Race
White 1,445 55.4%
Black 1,095 42.0%
Other 66 2.5%
Age at Admission
50-55 1,747 67.0%
56-60 524 20.1%
61-65 199 7.6%
66-70 77 3.0%
71-75 40 1.5%
76+ 19 0.7%
Prior DC Prison Commitments
0 1,202 46.5%
1 417 16.1%
2 293 11.3%
3 190 7.4%
4+ 482 18.7%
Data unavailable = 22
Note:  Due to rounding, percentages may not add up to 100%.


Type of Offense
Violent (652) is 30.7% | Drug (641) is 30.2% | Property (492) is 23.2% | Other (340) is 16.0%

* 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 1,221 in 00-01 to 2,125 in 04-05


Type of Offense Number Percent Average Sentence
Length in Years*
Average Age at
Admission
Murder, Manslaughter 106 4.1% 25.8 57.7
Sexual Offenses 268 10.4% 16.1 59.0
Robbery 50 1.9% 12.1 53.5
Violent Personal Offenses 341 13.2% 4.7 55.1
Burglary 209 8.1% 4.8 54.0
Theft/Forgery/Fraud 385 14.9% 2.7 54.8
Drug Offenses 749 29.0% 2.7 54.5
Weapons 61 2.4% 2.7 56.7
Other 415 16.1% 2.1 55.6
* Sentence lengths of 50 years or longer, life, and death are coded as 50 years for calculations of averages.