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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 (54.9%) 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.

  • Approximately 45.1% of the offenders who were admitted to the Florida state prison system in FY 2011-12 had been in state prison in Florida before, and that number has continued to increase over the past three years.
  • In FY 2011-12 , 21.5% of the offenders who were admitted to the Florida state prison system had been in prison in Florida once previously. Approximately 10.2% had been in twice previously and 5.6% three times previously with 7.8% of admissions having previously been in the Florida prison system four times or more.
  • During FY 2011-12 , 70.5% of the female offenders had no previous Florida prison commitments, whereas, 52.9% of the males had no previous prison commitments.
Percent of Admissions With Prior Commitments to Florida's Prison System Increases
Rose from 42.8% in 07-08 to 45.1% in 11-12

Inmate Admissions with Prior Commitments to the Florida Department of Corrections for FY 2011-12
Category White Males White Females Black Males Black Females Other Males Other Females Total Percent Cumulative Percent
None 8,404 1,852 5,567 617 785 36 17,261 54.9% 54.9%
1 3,072 421 2,870 162 221 10 6,756 21.5% 76.4%
2 1,298 135 1,620 85 73 3 3,214 10.2% 86.6%
3 667 55 965 47 28 1 1,763 5.6% 92.2%
4+ 727 45 1,575 85 23 1 2,456 7.8% 100.0%
Data Unavailable 397 101 282 18 27 4 829    
Total 14,565 2,609 12,879 1,014 1,157 55 32,279 100.0% 100.0%