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Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Michael D. Crews

Florida Department of Corrections
Michael D. Crews, Secretary

Inmate Admissions

Most Admissions (56.7%) 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 (43.3%) of the offenders who were admitted to the Florida state prison system in FY 2010-11 had been in state prison in Florida before, and that number has increased slightly over this past year (42.1%).

  • 21% of the offenders who were admitted to the Florida state prison system in FY 2010-11 had been in prison in Florida once previously, and 9.6% had been in twice previously. Furthermore, over seven percent had been in prison in Florida four or more times in the past.

  • For FY 2010-11,70.0% of the females had no previous Florida prison commitments, whereas, 53.5% of the males had no previous prison commitments.
Percent of Admissions With Prior Commitments to Florida's Prison System
Fell from 43.4% in 06-07 to 43.3% in 10-11

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 9,229 2,076 6,462 710 862 57  19,396 56.7% 56.7%
1 3,190 414 3,153 194 214 21    7,186 21.0% 77.7%
2 1,395 123 1,605 99 65 4    3,291 9.6% 87.3%
3 665 57 1,003 52 26 3    1,806 5.3% 92.6%
4+ 725 43 1,670 76 26 0    2,540 7.4% 100.0%
Data Unavailable 342 88 263 37 41 2       773    
Total       15,546           2,801        14,156      1,168  1,234          87  34,992 100.0% 100.0%