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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 Decrease

Inmate Admissions Compared Over Ten Years
Admissions rose from 23,441 males and 2,302 females in 1999-2000 to 34,941 males and 4,413 females in 2008-2009

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, 2008 to June 30, 2009. Other fiscal years may also be featured to illustrate trends.

  • Inmate admissions decreased 4.1%, from 41,054 in FY 2007-08 to 39,354 in FY 2008-09.

  • For each of the last five years, the single largest group of prison admissions was incarcerated for drug crimes. These incarcerations decreased from 29.3% in FY 2007-08 to 27.4% in FY 2008-09.

  • Those who enter prison today for a crime committed on or after October 1, 1995 will serve a minimum of 85% of their sentences.
Admissions to Prison for Drug Crimes
Compared Over Five Years
Fell from 29.3% in 03-04 to 27.4% in 08-09