Inmate Admissions refers to the 20,934 inmates who entered the Florida prison system from July 1, 1995 to June 30, 1996. The linked pages will detail the characteristics of these offenders.
From FY 1986-87 to FY 1989-90, inmate admissions to Florida's prison system climbed steadily, from 23,102 to 44,701. During the last six years, admissions have decreased substantially.
Admissions for Drug Offenses Continue to Decline
There were 4,800 drug offenders admitted during the 1995-96 fiscal year. Most of them (56%) had prior Florida prison commitments. For the sixth consecutive year, drug admissions have decreased, along with the number of inmates who admit to using illegal drugs. See the Profiles for more information on the typical drug offender.