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Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Michael D. Crews

Florida Department of Corrections
Michael D. Crews, Secretary

INMATE ADMISSIONS

Elderly (50 or older)
(Inmate Admissions for FY 1999-00)

Category 99-00
Total Admissions
1,130
Gender
 
Male
1,071
Female
59
Race
 
White
680
Black
429
Other
21
Age
 
50 to 55
700
56 to 60
250
61 to 65
108
66 to 70
48
71 to 75
17
76 to 80
4
More than 80
3
Prior DC Prison Commitments
 
0
612
1
193
2
108
3
64
4+
153

Type of Offense

Chart: Other (14.7%), Violent (41.3%), Drug (25.8%), Property (18.2%)

* One of the following conditions must occur for a crime to be defined as violent under this definition: actual physical harm or threat of physical harm, or a reasonable probability existed that individual criminal acts could have resulted in unintended physical harm or the threat of physical harm.


Elderly Offender Admissions Over Five Years

Chart: Increased from 793 in 95-96 to 1,130 in 99-00


Type of Offense Number Percent Average Sentence Length In Years* Average Age at Offense
Murder, Manslaughter
67
5.9%
21.7 years
54.8
Sexual offenses
199
17.6%
12.7 years
52.9
Robbery
26
2.3%
8.5 years
53.5
Violent Personal offenses
161
14.2%
3.7 years
54.2
Burglary
76
6.7%
6.0 years
52.7
Theft/Forgery/Fraud
140
12.4%
2.9 years
52.6
Drug offenses
291
25.8%
3.8 years
53.4
Weapons
44
3.9%
3.2 years
56.3
Other
126
11.2%
3.7 years
53.3
* Sentence lengths of 50 years or longer, life, and death are coded as 50 years for calculations of averages