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
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
Compared Over Five Years