Frequently Asked Questions Regarding
the Release of an Inmate
How do I find an inmate's release date?
The release date is a complex calculation affected
by type of sentence, gaintime,
and county jail credit.
Florida statute, court decisions, inmate
behavior, and program participation may affect
Release dates are continually recalculated
until approximately three weeks before the inmate's
The quickest way to find a release date is to
visit our website.
Go to the Inmate
Population Search and type in the inmate's
name or six-digit Department of Corrections
number (DC#) and submit the request.
When the list appears with your search results,
click on the number in the first column to open
the detailed page with the inmate's picture,
release date, and other information.
Please remember this database does not show
persons on probation or parole, nor if they
are in county jail or federal prison.
Is the release date showing on the website the actual
date the inmate will get out of prison?
The release date showing is the release date as
of the moment.
The release date may change based upon gaintime
awards or forfeitures and court orders--these changes
will appearon the website within 24 hours of the
award or forfeiture.
Gaintime input for
inmates statewide is completed by the 15th of the
month following the month the gaintime is earned.
Why does his/her release date change?
The release date changes because the inmate is either
earning or losing gaintime,
court orders,or case law decisions.
Can you tell me the exact release date of an inmate?
Due to the influence of gaintime on the release
date calculation, giving an exact release date is
not possible until about 30 days before the inmate's end of sentence. At that time, the release date calculation
is set and an anticipated release date is established
(unless the inmate forfeits gaintime previously
The Classification Officer at the institution
is the best source of this date (see Question
If the release date is outside of the 30 day
window, please refer to Question 2,
How do I find detailed information about an inmate's
The best source for this information is the Classification
Officer at the inmate's facility.
Each facility has a Classification Unit which
can be contacted at the address and phone number
listed in our Facility