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Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Julie L. Jones

Florida Department of Corrections
Julie L. Jones, Secretary

Inmate Admissions

Inmate Admissions Decrease 2.3% for  FY 2015-16

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, 2015 to June 30, 2016.

Inmate Admissions Compared Over Ten Fiscal Years
Admissions decreased from 33,456 males in 2006-2007 to 26,684 males in 2015-2016 and decreased from 4,408 females in 2006-2007 to  3,605 females in 2015-2016

The majority of the inmates admitted to prison in FY 2015-16 were male (88.1%), white (53.4%) and between the ages of 25-34 (36.3%). Most (51.1%) had not served time in Florida state prisons before.

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

Over the last five years, prison admissions for drug crimes have continued to gradually decrease from 24.6% of total admissions in FY 2011-12 to 22.5% in FY 2015-16.

Admissions to Prison for Drug Crimes Compared Over Five Fiscal Years
Fell from 24.6% in 11-12 to 22.5% in 15-16

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