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

Florida Department of Corrections
Michael D. Crews, Secretary

Inmate Releases and Time Served

General Characteristics of
FY 2001-02 Prison Releases

TOTAL RELEASES 26,299 100.0%
Gender
Male 23,876 90.8%
Female 2,423 9.2%
Race
White 11,634 44.2%
Black 14,064 53.5%
Other 601 2.3%
Age
17 & Under 78 0.3%
18-24 5,260 20.0%
25-34 8,613 32.8%
35-49 10,584 40.2%
50-59 1,424 5.4%
60+ 339 1.3%
Data Unavailable 1  
Prior DC Prison Commitments
0 13,897 52.9%
1 5,419 20.6%
2 2,881 11.0%
3 1,837 7.0%
4+ 2,224 8.5%
Data Unavailable 41  


Releases by Offense Type
Property (28.8%), Drug (27.1%), Violent (34.8%), Other (9.3%)
* 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 23,065 in 97-98 to 26,299 in 01-02


Type of Offense Number Percent Average Sentence Length In Years* Average Age at Offense
Murder, Manslaughter 838 3.2% 16.0 37.2
Sexual Offenses 1,494 5.7% 9.3 38.8
Robbery 2,540 9.7% 7.2 31.4
Violent Personal Offenses 3,713 14.1% 3.8 34.1
Burglary 4,423 16.8% 4.6 32.2
Theft/Forgery/Fraud 3,547 13.5% 2.6 34.8
Drug Offenses 7,137 27.1% 2.9 34.4
Weapons 748 2.8% 3.5 33.4
Other (includes one data unavailable) 1,859 7.1% 2.4 36.0
* Sentence lengths of 50 years or longer, life, and death are coded as 50 years for calculations of averages.


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