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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

Facts about Time Served...

  • The average amount of time served for all offenders released in FY 2001-02 was 37.0 months or 82.8% of their court-imposed sentences.

  • In the last month of the fiscal year (June 2002), offenders released from Florida's prisons were serving an average of 82.7% of their court-imposed sentences. (Offenders with offense dates on or after October 1, 1995 are required to serve a minimum of 85% of their court-imposed sentence prior to their release.)

  • The average percentage of sentence served for released offenders has much more than doubled in the last ten years, from 34.0% in June 1991 to 82.7% in June 2002.
Type of Release From Prison in
FY 2001-02 (Total 26,299)
Expiration of Sentence (61.9%), Expiration of Sentence to Probation/CC (17.1%), Conditional Release (17.6%), Sentence Vacated (1.6%), All Others (1.7%)

Average Percentage of Sentence
Served Over Eight Years
All Offenders rose from 61.6% in '95 to 82.7% in '02.  Violent rose from 59.8% in '95 to 79.0% in '02

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