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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 Rise

Inmate Admissions Compared Over Ten Years
Admissions rose from 21,836 males and 1,926 females in 1998-99 to 36,443 males and 4,611 females in 2007-08

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, 2007 to June 30, 2008. Other fiscal years may also be featured to illustrate trends.

  • Inmate admissions increased 8.4%, from 37,864 in FY 2006-07 to 41,054 in FY 2007-08.

  • For each of the last five years, the single largest group of prison admissions was incarcerated for drug crimes. These incarcerations decreased from 30.6% in FY 2006-07 to 29.3% in FY 2007-08.

  • 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 99.2% of the inmates admitted to prison in FY 2007-08 were sentenced under the 85% law and will therefore serve a minimum of 85% of their sentences.
Admissions to Prison for Drug Crimes
Compared Over Five Years
Rose from 29.3% in 03-04 to 30.6% in 06-07 and fell to 29.3% in 07-08

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