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Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Julie L. Jones

Florida Department of Corrections
Julie L. Jones, Secretary

Inmate Admissions

Inmate Admissions
Almost Identical Over Last Two Years

Inmates Admitted to Prison for Drug Crimes Over Five Years

Rose from 22.6 in 96-97 to 28.4% in 00-01

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, 2000 to June 30, 2001. Other fiscal years may also be featured to illustrate trends.

  • Inmate admissions have dropped 25.5% in the last ten years, from 34,524 in FY 1991-92 to 25,731 in FY 2000-01, though they were virtually unchanged over the last two years.

  • For each of those ten years, the single largest group of prison admissions was incarcerated for drug crimes, from 32.2% in FY 1991-92 to 28.4% in FY 2000-01.

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

  • More than 93% of the inmates admitted to prison in FY 2000-01 were sentenced under the 85% law and will therefore serve a minimum of 85% of their sentences.

Inmate Admissions
FY 1991-92 to FY 2000-01

Fell from 35,524 in 91-92 to 20,934 in 95-96, then rose again to 25,731 in 00-01

This section of the 2000-01 Annual Report is also provided as an Adobe Acrobat file. Acrobat Reader, a free program is required. Download the eighteen-page section (687K PDF file) for printing or viewing.

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