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Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Michael D. Crews

Florida Department of Corrections
Michael D. Crews, Secretary

Community Supervision/Admissions

Average Sentence Length for Community Supervision Admissions is 2.4 Years

  • The majority (68.1%) of those admitted to community supervision in FY 2000-01 are serving sentences of two years or less.

  • The average sentence length for all those admitted to community supervision in FY 2000-01 is 2.4 years, compared to 2.5 years in FY 1995-96.

  • Those admitted to parole in FY 2000-01 are serving an average sentence length of 7.7 years while those on pretrial intervention serve an average of 1.3 years.

  • The average sentence length for parole has increased about six months over the last six years. In FY 1995-96, the average sentence length for those admitted to parole was 7.2 years, compared to 7.7 years this fiscal year.

  • Over the past six years, the average sentence lengths of male and female community supervision admissions have remained similar. In FY 2000-01 male offenders were sentenced to an average of 2.4 years and women to 2.2 years, while six years ago men were sentenced to 2.5 years and women 2.3 years.



Sentence Length
(Supervision Admissions for FY 2000-01)
Category Probation Parole Total Percent Cumulative Percent
Probation Drug Offender Probation Com-munity Control Pretrial Inter-vention Parole Conditional Release Other Post-Prison Release
1 Year or less
14,247
879
1,506
4,498
117
3,264
151
24,662
25.8%
25.8%
GT 1, LE 2 Yrs.*
25,145
5,115
5,299
4,368
135
432
6
40,500
42.3%
68.1%
GT 2, LE 3 Yrs.
10,885
1,884
2,612
88
112
265
4
15,850
16.6%
84.7%
GT 3, LE 4 Yrs.
2,267
307
1,451
6
81
197
1
4,310
4.5%
89.2%
GT 4, LE 5 Yrs.
4,587
353
1,430
16
66
132
1
6,585
6.8%
96.0%
GT 5, LE 6 Yrs.
355
18
277
2
23
84
1
760
0.8%
96.8%
GT 6, LE 7 Yrs.
210
14
186
0
21
48
0
479
0.5%
97.3%
GT 7, LE 8 Yrs.
163
13
35
0
21
40
2
274
0.3%
97.6%
GT 8, LE 9 Yrs.
66
0
28
0
24
26
0
144
0.2%
97.8%
GT 9, LE 10 Yrs.
992
36
178
1
16
10
2
1,235
1.3%
99.1%
GT 10, LE 12 Yrs.
85
1
110
1
16
21
0
234
0.2%
99.3%
GT 12, LE 15 Yrs.
292
6
74
0
12
22
0
406
0.4%
99.7%
GT 15, LE 20 Yrs.
68
2
12
0
19
1
0
102
0.1%
99.8%
GT 20, LE 30 Yrs.
39
0
8
0
6
0
0
53
0.1%
99.9%
GT 30, LE 40 Yrs.
4
0
0
0
7
1
0
12
0.0%
99.9%
GT 40, LE 50 Yrs.
3
0
0
0
4
0
0
7
0.0%
99.9%
GT 50 Yrs.
6
0
1
0
18
0
0
25
0.0%
99.9%
Life
20
0
2
0
30
0
1
53
0.1%
100.0%
Data Unavailable
298
16
97
48
46
23
4
532
 
 
TOTAL
59,732
8,644
13,306
9,028
774
4,566
173
96,223
100.0%
100.0%
Average**
2.5
2.3
3.0
1.3
7.7
1.2
0.9
2.4
 
 
Median**
2.0
2.0
2.0
1.0
3.0
0.5
0.2
2.0
 
 
Mode
GT1,LE2
GT1,LE2
GT1,LE2
LE1
GT1,LE2
LE1
LE1
GT1,LE2
 
 

* GT = greater than and LT = less than
**Sentence lengths of 50 years or longer, and life are coded as 50 years for calculations of averages



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