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Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Julie L. Jones

Florida Department of Corrections
Julie L. Jones, Secretary

Inmate Admissions

Inmate Admissions Decrease 4.5% for  FY 2014-15

The number of inmate admissions to Florida state prisons decreased by 4.5% from FY 2013-14 (32,442) to FY 2014-15 (30,985).

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, 2014 to June 30, 2015.

Inmate Admissions Compared Over Ten Fiscal Years
Admissions decreased from 31,072 males in 2005-2006 to 27,220 males in 2014-2015 and increased from 4,026 females in 2005-2006 to  3,765 females in 2014-2015

The majority of the inmates admitted to prison in FY 2014-15 were male (87.9%), white (53.8%) and between the ages of 25-34 (35.6%). Most (52.4%) had not served time in Florida state prisons before.

Those who enter prison today for a crime committed on or after October 1, 1995, will serve a minimum of 85% of their sentences.

Over the last five years, prison admissions for drug crimes have continued to gradually decrease from 26.1% of total admissions in FY 2010-11 to 23.0% in FY 2014-15.

Admissions to Prison for Drug Crimes Compared Over Five Fiscal Years
Fell from 26.1% in 10-11 to 23.0% in 14-15

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