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Rick Scott, Governor
Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Michael D. Crews

Florida Department of Corrections
Michael D. Crews, Secretary

Inmate Population

Sentence Length of
Current Commitment

  • Almost one-fourth (24.4%) of current inmates have sentences of less than three years.

  • Whereas the AVERAGE sentence length of current inmates is 15.1 years, the MEDIAN sentence length (same number of inmates with sentences above and below that number) is 7.5 years.

  • Sixty-three percent of current inmates are serving under the 85% law, which means that for crimes committed on or after October 1, 1995, the inmate has to serve at least 85% of his or her sentence.

  • The largest category of sentence length for current inmates is "Greater than 1 year, Less than 2" (9,357 or 13.0% of the inmate population on June 30, 2001). This category is followed closely by those with Life or Death sentences, 8,367 or 11.6% of all inmates.

Total Sentence Length
Of Current Commitment
(Inmate Population on June 30, 2001)
Category White Males White Females Black Males Black Females Other Males Other Females Total Percent Cumulative Percent
1 Year or Less
5
0
2
0
0
0
7
0.0%
0.0%
GT 1, LE 2 Yrs.*
3,670
584
4,356
538
168
41
9,357
13.0%
13.0%
GT 2, LE 3 Yrs.
3,155
327
4,142
404
147
43
8,218
11.4%
24.4%
GT 3, LE 4 Yrs.
2,205
201
2,735
215
134
18
5,508
7.7%
32.1%
GT 4, LE 5 Yrs.
2,750
173
3,149
228
114
23
6,437
8.9%
41.0%
GT 5, LE 6 Yrs.
1,382
59
1,548
94
54
13
3,150
4.4%
45.4%
GT 6, LE 7 Yrs.
1,185
67
1,347
70
82
18
2,769
3.8%
49.2%
GT 7, LE 8 Yrs.
976
40
1,214
50
49
7
2,336
3.2%
52.5%
GT 8, LE 9 Yrs.
617
24
730
21
25
5
1,422
2.0%
54.5%
GT 9, LE 10 Yrs.
1,578
51
2,007
94
93
19
3,842
5.3%
59.8%
GT 10, LE 12 Yrs.
1,064
69
1,320
38
73
17
2,581
3.6%
63.4%
GT 12, LE 15 Yrs.
1,939
56
2,631
81
120
10
4,837
6.7%
70.1%
GT 15, LE 24 Yrs.
2,121
80
3,061
85
131
8
5,486
7.6%
77.7%
GT 24, LE 30 Yrs.
1,495
41
2,232
42
93
9
3,912
5.4%
83.2%
GT 30, LE 40 Yrs.
756
24
1,118
23
51
3
1,975
2.7%
85.9%
GT 40, LE 50 Yrs.
264
6
401
8
12
0
691
1.0%
86.9%
GT 50 Yrs.
429
11
621
6
26
1
1,094
1.5%
88.4%
Life/Death
3,775
120
4,163
70
233
6
8,367
11.6%
100.0%
Data Unavailable
7
2
7
1
0
1
18
 
 
TOTAL
29,373
1,935
36,784
2,068
1,605
242
72,007
100.0%
100.0%
Average**
15.4
8.8
15.5
7.6
16.9
8.5
15.1
 
 
Median**
7.5
3.3
8.0
3.5
10.0
5.0
7.5
 
 
* GT - Greater than, LE - Less than or equal to. ** Sentence lengths of 50 years or longer, life, and death are coded as 50 years for calculations of averages and medians.

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