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Demographics of 10-20-Life Felons

Criminal History
Prior Florida Prison Terms

PRIOR PRISON TERMS MAXIMUM MANDATORY SENTENCE TOTAL
3 YR 10 YR 20 YR 25 YR-LIFE LIFE
0

500

1,456

172

303

46

2,477

1

405

258

39

56

17

775

2

191

104

20

24

7

346

3

77

44

7

5

2

135

4

44

31

5

3

4

87

5+

44

16

5

0

2

67

TOTAL

1,261

1,909

248

391

78

3,887


  • Over one-third of felons (36.3%) who received any mandatory minimum sentence under 10-20-Life had at least one prior prison term in Florida for a previous felony conviction.

  • Most felons (60.3%) who received a 3-year mandatory minimum sentence for felon possessing a gun had at least one prior prison term in Florida for a previous felony conviction. All of these have been previously convicted of a felony in Florida or elsewhere.

  • Of felons whose longest mandatory minimum term was 10 years, 453 (23.7%) had at least one prior prison term in Florida for a previous felony conviction.

  • Of felons whose longest mandatory minimum term was 20 years or longer, 196 (27.3%) had at least one prior prison term in Florida for previous felonies.

  • Of all 10-20-Life felons, 635 (16.3%) had two or more prior prison terms with the Florida Department of Corrections.
Prior Florida Supervision & Prison Terms: 3yr sentence (0=12%, 1=29%, 2=21%, 3=13%, 4=8%, 5+=17%) 25yr-life sentence (0=52%, 1=21%, 
2=14%, 3=6%, 4=3%, 5+=4%)


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