Inmate Admissions are down from ten years ago,
but rise slightly in the last five years
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, 1999 to June 30, 2000. Other fiscal years may also be featured to illustrate trends.
Inmate admissions have dropped 30% in the last ten years, from 37,184 in FY 1990-91 to 25,743 in FY 1999-00, though they have risen slightly in the last five years.
For each of those ten years, the single largest group of prison admissions was incarcerated for drug crimes, from 32.6% in FY 1990-92 to 28.5% in FY 1999-00.
Those who enter prison today for a crime committed on or after October 1, 1995 will serve a minimum of 85% of their sentences.
More than 90% of the inmates admitted to prison in FY 1999-00 were sentenced under the 85% law and will therefore serve a minimum of 85% of their sentences.
Inmates Admitted to Prison for Drug Crimes Over Five Years