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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

Most Admissions (57.2%)
New to Florida Prisons

Prior commitments refers to any previous occasion that an inmate served time in the Florida prison system. This does not include supervision, such as probation. Nor does it include inmates who may have been in county jails in Florida, or in other state systems or in the Federal prison system.

  • Some (42.8%) of the offenders who were admitted to the Florida state prison system in FY 2007-08 had been in state prison in Florida before, and that number has decreased slightly over this past year.

  • Slightly less than 20% had been in prison in Florida once previously, and 10.1% had been in twice previously. Furthermore, almost eight percent had been in prison in Florida four or more times in the past

  • For FY 2007-08, the following types of prison admissions had no previous Florida prison commitments: sex offenders (69.5%), females (70.4%), those ages 50 and over at admission (43.8%) and drug offenders (52.7%).
Percent of Prison Admissions
with Prior Commitments to Florida's
Prison System Decreases Slightly
Fell from 43.2% in 03-04 to 42.8% in 07-08

Prior Commitments to the Florida Department of Corrections
Category White Males White Females Black Males Black Females Other Males Other Females Total Percent Cumulative Percent
None 11,006 2,085 7,973 1,003 1,032 93 23,192 57.2% 57.2%
1 3,354 428 3,692 280 207 24 7,985 19.7% 76.9%
2 1,522 140 2,204 148 61 6 4,081 10.1% 87.0%
3 751 59 1,234 93 25 3 2,165 5.3% 92.3%
4+ 800 50 2,154 106 24 2 3,136 7.7% 100.0%
Data Unavailable 233 51 161 40 10 0 495    
TOTAL 17,666 2,813 17,418 1,670 1,359 128 41,054 100.0% 100.0%