The number of inmate admissions to Florida state prisons decreased by 2.6% from FY 2012-13 (33,295) to FY 2013-14 (32,442).
Most of the inmates admitted to prison in FY 2013-14 are male (87.6%), white (53.4%) and between the ages of 25-34 (35.5%).
Most (53.7%) had not served time in Florida state prisons before.
An almost equal number of admitted inmates were sentenced for property (32.6%) or violent (31.3%) crimes.
Over the last five years, prison admissions for drug crimes has continued to gradually decreased from 26.5% of total admissions in FY 2009-10 to 23.2% in FY 2013-14. The average sentence length for drug crimes is 3.2 years. Most were sentenced from Broward (7.5%), Hillsborough (7.0%), and Miami-Dade (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 2012-13 to FY 2013-14, inmate admissions decreased 2.6%
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, 2013 to June 30, 2014.
Inmate Admissions Compared Over Ten Fiscal Years
Admissions to Prison for
Compared Over Five Fiscal Years