The number of inmate admissions to Florida state prisons increased for the first time since FY 2007-08, rising from 32,279 in FY 2011-12 to 33,295 in FY 2012-13, a 3.1% increase.
Most of the inmates admitted to prison in FY 2012-13 are male (88.4%), white (53.2%)and between the ages of 25-34. Most (54.1%) had not served time in Florida state prisons before.
An almost equal number of admitted inmates were sentenced for property (32.6%) or violent (31.1%) crimes.
Over the last five years, prison admissions for drug crimes has gradually decreased from 27.4% of total admissions in FY 2008-09 to 24.2% in FY 2012-13. The average sentence length of these inmate admissions is 5.1 years. Most were sentenced from Hillsborough (7.5%), Duval (6.6%) or Broward (6.5%) counties.
Those admitted to prison today for a crime committed on or after October 1, 1995, will serve a minimum of 85% of their sentences.
From FY 2011-12 to FY 2012-13, inmate admissions increased 3.1%.
Inmate admissions refer to the number of offenders admitted into the prison system. The following tables and charts will detail the characteristics of inmates who were admitted into Florida state prisons from July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013.
Inmate Admissions Compared Over Ten Fiscal Years
Admissions to Prison for
Compared Over Five Fiscal Years