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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

Most Admissions (57.7%) 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 (42.3%) of the offenders who were admitted to the Florida state prison system in FY 2008-09 had been in state prison in Florida before, and that number has decreased slightly over this past year.

  • 20%of the offenders who were admitted to the Florida state prison system in FY 2008-09 had been in prison in Florida once previously, and 9.6% had been in twice previously. Furthermore, almost eight percent had been in prison in Florida four or more times in the past.

  • For FY 2008-09, the following types of prison admissions had no previous Florida prison commitments: sex offenders (72.8%), females (70.3%), those ages 50 and over at admission (42.2%) and drug offenders (53.3%).
Percent of Admissions With Prior Commitments to Florida's Prison System
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 10,419 2,052 7,919 907 1,012 71 22,380 57.7% 57.7%
1 3,240 430 3,552 284 216 18 7,740 20.0% 77.7%
2 1,434 150 1,928 118 76 8 3,714 9.6% 87.3%
3 713 56 1,108 67 26 1 1,971 5.1% 92.4%
4+ 752 50 2,005 99 36 - 2,942 7.6% 100.0%
Data Unavailable 275 63 199 38 31 1 607    
Total 16,833 2,801 16,711 1,513 1,397 99 39,354 100.0% 100.0%