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, 2006 to June 30, 2007. Other fiscal years may also be featured to illustrate trends.
Inmate admissions increased 7.9% in the last year, from 35,098 in FY 2005-06 to 37,864 in FY 2006-07.
For each of the last ten years, the single largest group of prison admissions was incarcerated for drug crimes. These incarcerations increased from 29.0% in FY 2002-03 to 30.6% in FY 2006-07.
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 98.8% of the inmates admitted to prison in FY 2006-07 were sentenced under the 85% law and will therefore serve a minimum of 85% of their sentences.
Admissions to Prison for
Compared Over Five Years