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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 2006-07

Category FY 2006-07
ELDERLY ADMISSIONS 3,151 100.0%
Gender
Male 2,861 90.8%
Female 290 9.2%
Race
White 1,707 54.2%
Black 1,353 42.9%
Other 91 2.9%
Age at Admission
50-55 2,136 67.8%
56-60 644 20.4%
61-65 230 7.3%
66-70 86 2.7%
71-75 42 1.3%
76+ 13 0.4%
Prior DC Prison Commitments
0 1,394 44.2%
1 545 17.3%
2 358 11.4%
3 254 8.1%
4+ 574 18.2%
Data unavailable = 26
Note:  Due to rounding, percentages may not add up to 100%.


Type of Offense
Violent (830) is 26.6% | Drug (984) is 31.5% | Property (743) is 23.7% | Other (568) is 18.2%

* 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 Compared Over Five Years
Rose from 1,577 in 02-03 to 3,151 in 06-07


Type of Offense Number Percent Average Sentence
Length in Years*
Average Age at
Admission
Murder, Manslaughter 107 3.4% 23.6 58.1
Sexual Offenses 264 8.4% 13.8 58.0
Robbery 59 1.9% 10.3 54.1
Violent Personal Offenses 382 10.5% 4.1 55.6
Burglary 236 7.6% 4.7 54.2
Theft/Forgery/Fraud 516 16.5% 2.6 55.0
Drug Offenses 984 31.5% 2.7 54.6
Weapons 87 2.8% 3.2 55.1
Other 490 15.7% 2.4 55.0
* Sentence lengths of 50 years or longer, life, and death are coded as 50 years for calculations of averages.