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Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Michael D. Crews

Florida Department of Corrections
Timothy H. Cannon, Interim Secretary

Community Supervision/Admissions

Average Sentence Length for Community Supervision Admissions is Two Years

  • The majority (68.0%) of those admitted to community supervision in FY 2001-02 are serving sentences of two years or less.

  • The average sentence length for all those admitted to community supervision in FY 2001-02 is 2.4 years, compared to 2.5 years in FY 1995-96.

  • Those admitted to parole in FY 2001-02 are serving an average sentence length of 8.3 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 8.3 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 2001-02 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 2001-02)
Category Probation Parole Total Percent Cumulative Percent
Probation Drug Offender Probation Community Control Pretrial Intervention Parole Conditional Release Other Post-Prison Release
1 Year or less
13,642
1,022
1,478
4,338
84
3,241
116
23,921
24.7%
24.7%
GT 1, LE 2 Yrs.*
25,410
6,585
4,879
4,446
139
456
5
41,920
43.3%
68.0%
GT 2, LE 3 Yrs.
11,083
2,342
2,587
82
101
219
2
16,416
16.9%
84.9%
GT 3, LE 4 Yrs.
2,357
400
1,281
8
57
160
1
4,264
4.4%
89.3%
GT 4, LE 5 Yrs.
4,631
401
1,354
10
46
112
2
6,556
6.8%
96.1%
GT 5, LE 6 Yrs.
371
27
295
1
25
75
0
794
0.8%
96.9%
GT 6, LE 7 Yrs.
219
16
203
0
16
48
0
502
0.5%
97.4%
GT 7, LE 8 Yrs.
196
10
40
0
18
28
0
292
0.3%
97.7%
GT 8, LE 9 Yrs.
55
1
39
0
15
28
0
138
0.1%
97.9%
GT 9, LE 10 Yrs.
983
31
140
0
17
12
0
1,183
1.2%
99.1%
GT 10, LE 12 Yrs.
97
2
101
1
11
20
0
232
0.2%
99.3%
GT 12, LE 15 Yrs.
270
9
59
0
20
21
1
380
0.4%
99.7%
GT 15, LE 20 Yrs.
66
0
15
0
15
13
1
110
0.1%
99.8%
GT 20, LE 30 Yrs.
47
0
9
0
15
3
2
76
0.1%
99.9%
GT 30, LE 40 Yrs.
3
0
2
0
4
0
0
9
0.0%
99.9%
GT 40, LE 50 Yrs.
2
0
0
0
6
0
0
8
0.0%
99.9%
GT 50 Yrs.
6
0
1
0
5
2
2
16
0.0%
99.9%
Life
20
0
2
0
39
0
1
62
0.1%
100.0%
Data Unavailable
248
23
50
29
41
14
0
405
 
 
TOTAL
59,706
10,869
12,535
8,915
674
4,452
133
97,284
100.0%
100.0%
Average**
2.5
2.2
3.0
1.3
8.3
1.3
2.2
2.4
 
 
Median**
2.0
2.0
2.0
1.5
3.0
0.4
0.2
2.0
 
 
Mode
GT1,LE2
GT1,LE2
GT1,LE2
GT1,LE2
GT1,LE2
LE1
LE1
GT1,LE2
 
 

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



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