Inmate Admissions Rise Sharply (10.4%) this Fiscal Year
Inmates Admitted to Prison for Drug Crimes Over Five Years
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, 2003 to June 30, 2004 . Other fiscal years may also be featured to illustrate trends.
Inmate admissions increased 10.4% in the last year, from 28,882 in FY 2002-03 to 31,896 in FY 2003-04.
For each of those ten years, the single largest group of prison admissions was incarcerated for drug crimes. These incarcerations increased from 27.9% in FY 1993-94 to 29.3% in FY 2003-04.
Those who enter prison today for a crime committed on or after October 1, 1995 will serve a minimum of 85% of their sentences.
Approximately 97.5% of the inmates admitted to prison in FY 2003-04 were sentenced under the 85% law and will therefore serve a minimum of 85% of their sentences.