Offenders who committed their offenses on or after October 1, 1995 are required to serve a minimum of 85% of their court-imposed sentence prior to their release. On June 30, 2002, more than half (68.0%) of all inmates in prison had been sentenced under this law, meaning they will serve at least 85% of their sentences, and that number is expected to increase annually. The average percentage of sentence served for released offenders has significantly increased in the last 10 years, from 34.0% in June 1992 to 82.7% in June 2002.
|Percentage of Florida's Prison Population Sentenced Under Minimum 85% of Sentence Served Law As of June 30|
|Class of Felony of Primary Offense
(Inmate Population on June 30, 2002)
|Category||White Males||White Females||Black Males||Black Females||Other Males||Other Females||Total||Percent|
|First Degree, Life||1,913||80||2,781||100||121||10||5,005||6.9%|