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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 Remain
Relatively Stable

Inmate Admissions
FY 1996-97 to FY 2005-06

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, 2005 to June 30, 2006. Other fiscal years may also be featured to illustrate trends.

  • Inmate admissions increased 9.0% in the last year, from 32,204 in FY 2004-05 to 35,098 in FY 2005-06.

  • For each of the last ten years, the single largest group of prison admissions was incarcerated for drug crimes. These incarcerations increased from 22.6% in FY 1996-97 to 29.7% in FY 2005-06.

  • 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 98.6% of the inmates admitted to prison in FY 2005-06 were sentenced under the 85% law and will therefore serve a minimum of 85% of their sentences.
Inmates Admitted to Prison for
Drug Crimes Over Five Years
Rose from 22,247 in 94-95 to 32,204 in 04-05

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