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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

26,299 Inmates Released; Served Average 82.8% of Sentences

This section includes statistics on the number of inmates who were released from the Florida prison system during the period of July 1, 2001 through June 30, 2002. Time served refers to the percentage of sentence that inmates actually served in prison, plus credit for jail time, compared to their sentence length. For example, an inmate may have been sentenced to ten years in prison, but his actual time served will be about eight and a half years, once his gain time has been subtracted from his sentence.

  • In FY 2001-02, 26,299 offenders were released from Florida's prisons.

  • Most of them (16,283 or 61.9%) were released because their sentences expired.

  • More than 17% (4,638) were released to conditional release supervision, a type of supervision for more serious offenders.

  • A little over 17% (4,494) were released to probation or community control.

  • The majority of offenders released in FY 2001-02 were black (14,064 or 53.5%) and male (23,876 or 90.8%).

  • Over 40% were between the ages of 35 and 49 (10,584).

  • Almost 35% were serving time for violent offenses (9,142).

Permanent Inmate Releases From
FY 1992-93 to FY 2001-02
Fell from 30,192 in 92-93 to 26,299 in 01-02


This section of the 2001-02 Annual Report is also provided as an Adobe Acrobat file. Acrobat Reader, a free program is required. Download the four-page section (488K PDF file) for printing or viewing.

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