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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

 
Category FY 2007-08
ELDERLY ADMISSIONS 3,483 100.0%
Gender
Male 3,171 91.0%
Female 312 9.0%
Race
White 1,955 56.1%
Black 1,433 41.2%
Other 95 2.7%
Age at Admission
50-55 2,349 67.4%
56-60 721 20.7%
61-65 256 7.4%
66-70 102 2.9%
71-75 31 0.9%
76+ 24 0.7%
Prior DC Prison Commitments
0 1,511 43.8%
1 553 16.0%
2 389 11.3%
3 286 8.3%
4+ 709 20.6%
Data unavailable 35
Note:  Due to rounding, percentages may not add up to 100%.

Type of Offense
Violent (922) is 26.7% | Drug (1,053) is 30.5% | Property (877) is 25.4% | Other (596) is 17.3%

* 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 1,906 in 03-04 to 3,483 in 07-08


Type of Offense Number Percent Average Sentence
Length in Years*
Average Age at
Admission
Murder, Manslaughter 79 2.3% 24.4 57.2
Sexual Offenses 302 8.8% 14.5 58.7
Robbery 86 2.5% 9.2 54.8
Violent Personal Offenses 426 12.3% 4.3 55.6
Burglary 304 8.8% 4.1 54.0
Theft/Forgery/Fraud 592 17.2% 2.5 54.8
Drug Offenses 1,053 30.5% 2.9 54.6
Weapons 89 2.6% 2.8 55.6
Other 517 15.0% 2.2 55.3
Data unavailable = 35
* Sentence lengths of 50 years or longer, life, and death are coded as 50 years for calculations of averages.