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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

54.1% of admissions during FY 2012-13 were 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 45.9% of the offenders who were admitted to the Florida prison system in FY 2012-13 had previously been in the Florida system prior, and that number has continued to increase over the past three years.

In FY 2012-13, 21.9% of the offenders who were admitted to the Florida prison system had been in prison in Florida once previously. Approximately, 10.3% had been in twice previously, and 5.6% three times previously, with 8.1% of admissions having previously been in the Florida prison system four times or more.

During FY 2012-13, 70.7% of the female offenders had no previous Florida prison commitments, while 51.9% of male offenders had no previous Florida state prison commitments.

Inmate Admissions with Prior Commitments* to the Florida Department of Corrections FY 2012-13
Category White Males White Females Black Males Black Females Other Males Other Females Total Percent Cumulative Percent
None 8,457 2,000 5,695 604 743 29 17,528 54.1% 54.1%
1 3,163 440 3,110 185 192 12 7,102 21.9% 76.0%
2 1,425 149 1,609 77 72 5 3,337 10.3% 86.3%
3 695 55 1,000 46 31 1 1,828 5.6% 91.9%
4+ 769 53 1,704 70 26 2,622 8.1% 100.0%
Data Unavailable 426 86 291 37 30 8 878    
Total 14,935 2,783 13,409 1,019 1,094 55 33,295 100.0% 100.0%
Percent of Admissions With Prior Commitments to Florida's Prison System Increases
Rose from 42.3% in 08-09 to 45.9% in 12-13
Data Unavailable: 878