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Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Michael D. Crews

Florida Department of Corrections
Michael D. Crews, Secretary

Inmate Admissions

Most Admissions (57.9%) 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 (42.1%) of the offenders who were admitted to the Florida state prison system in FY 2009-10 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 2009-10 had been in prison in Florida once previously, and 9.5% had been in twice previously. Furthermore, over seven percent had been in prison in Florida four or more times in the past.

  • For FY 2009-10, the following types of prison admissions had no previous Florida prison commitments: sex offenders (70.6%), females (72.2%), those ages 50 and over at admission (42.3%) and drug offenders (54.4%).
Percent of Admissions With Prior Commitments to Florida's Prison System
Fell from 43.8% in 05-06 to 42.1% in 09-10

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 9,845 2,062 7,359 846 931 52 21,095 57.9% 57.9%
1 3,133 399 3,301 234 218 19 7,304 20.1% 78.0%
2 1,331 127 1,819 110 84 7 3,478 9.5% 87.5%
3 631 50 1,072 56 43 3 1,855 5.1% 92.6%
4+ 735 40 1,791 92 21 3 2,682 7.4% 99.9%
Data Unavailable 272 57 211 22 13 3 578    
Total 15,947 2,735 15,553 1,360 1,310 87 36,992 100.0% 100.0%