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

Florida Department of Corrections
Timothy H. Cannon, Interim Secretary

Inmate Releases and Time Served

General Characteristics of
FY 2000-01 Prison Releases

TOTAL RELEASES
26,805
100.0%
Gender
Male
24,522
91.5%
Female
2,283
8.5%
Race
White
11,826
44.1%
Black
14,418
53.8%
Other
561
2.1%
Age
17 & Under
92
0.3%
18-24
5,448
20.3%
25-34
8,931
33.4%
35-49
10,646
39.8%
50-59
1,297
4.8%
60+
369
1.4%
Data Unavailable
22
 
Prior DC Prison Commitments
0
13,725
51.3%
1
5,643
21.1%
2
3,199
11.9%
3
2,032
7.6%
4+
2,170
8.1%
Data Unavailable
36
 


Releases by Offense Type
Property (29.5%), Drug (27.2%), Violent (34.9%), Other (8.4%)
* One of the following conditions must occur for a crime to be defined as violent under this definition: actual physical harm or threat of physical harm, or a reasonable probability existed that individual criminal acts could have resulted in unintended physical harm or the threat of physical harm.


Prison Releases Over Five Years
Rose from 23,866 in 96-97 to 26,805 in 00-01


Type of Offense Number Percent Average Sentence Length In Years* Average Age at Offense
Murder, Manslaughter
926
3.5%
16.1
37.4
Sexual Offenses
1,543
5.8%
8.7
38.6
Robbery
2,608
9.7%
7.0
30.9
Violent Personal Offenses
3,745
14.0%
3.8
33.7
Burglary
4,771
17.8%
4.7
31.9
Theft/Forgery/Fraud
3,482
13.0%
2.8
34.8
Drug Offenses
7,305
27.3%
2.9
34.3
Weapons
864
3.2%
3.4
33.5
Other
1,561
5.8%
2.4
35.7
* Sentence lengths of 50 years or longer, life, and death are coded as 50 years for calculations of averages.


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