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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 23,306 males and 2,425 females in 2000-2001 to 32,810 males and 4,182 females in 2009-2010

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, 2009 to June 30, 2010. Other fiscal years may also be featured to illustrate trends.

  • Inmate admissions decreased 6.0%, from 39,354 in FY 2008-09 to 36,994 in FY 2009-10.

  • 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 26.5% in FY 2009-10.

  • 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 29.9% in 04-05 to 26.5% in 09-10