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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 2.4 Years


  • The majority (67.8%) of those admitted to community supervision in FY 2002-03 are serving sentences of two years or less.

  • The average sentence length for all those admitted to community supervision in FY 2002-03 is 2.4 years, compared to 2.5 years in FY 1996-97.

  • Those admitted to parole in FY 2002-03 are serving an average sentence length of 8.4 years while those on pretrial intervention serve an average of 1.3 years.

  • The average sentence length for parole has increased more than two years over the last six years. In FY 1996-97, the average sentence length for those admitted to parole was 7.2 years, compared to 8.4 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 2002-03 male offenders were sentenced to an average of 2.5 years and women to 2.2 years, while six years ago men were sentenced to 2.6 years and women 2.2 years.


Sentence Length
(Supervision Admissions for FY 2002-03)
Primary Offense Original Sentence Post-Prison Release Total Percent Cumulative Percent
Probation Drug Offender Probation Community Control Pretrial Intervention Parole Conditional Release Other Post-Prison Release
1 Year or Less 13,493 1,031 1,333 3,986 105 3,109 229 23,286 23.6% 23.6%
GT 1, LE 2 Yrs.* 25,800 8,101 4,738 4,422 110 445 1 43,617 44.2% 67.8%
GT 2, LE 3 Yrs. 11,134 2,465 2,519 58 117 178 5 16,476 16.7% 84.5%
GT 3, LE 4 Yrs. 2,402 413 1,388 5 86 96 2 4,392 4.5% 89.0%
GT 4, LE 5 Yrs. 4,837 510 1,459 10 47 77 1 6,941 7.0% 96.0%
GT 5, LE 6 Yrs. 401 25 310 1 33 78 0 848 0.9% 96.9%
GT 6, LE 7 Yrs. 229 18 193 0 23 47 0 510 0.5% 97.4%
GT 7, LE 8 Yrs. 196 13 52 0 15 42 0 318 0.3% 97.7%
GT 8, LE 9 Yrs. 43 2 41 0 18 19 0 123 0.1% 97.8%
GT 9, LE 10 Yrs. 955 49 179 1 8 14 0 1,206 1.2% 99.0%
GT 10, LE 12 Yrs. 102 7 107 0 25 35 0 276 0.3% 99.3%
GT 12, LE 15 Yrs. 277 7 72 0 18 28 0 402 0.4% 99.7%
GT 15, LE 20 Yrs. 80 1 24 0 12 13 0 130 0.1% 99.8%
GT 20, LE 30 Yrs. 39 0 18 0 10 3 0 70 0.1% 99.9%
GT 30, LE 40 Yrs. 2 0 2 0 3 0 0 7 0.0% 99.9%
GT 40, LE 50 Yrs. 5 0 2 0 1 0 0 8 0.0% 99.9%
Over 50 Yrs. 5 1 0 0 14 1 0 21 0.0% 99.9%
Life 17 0 13 0 45 0 0 75 0.1% 100.0%
Data Unavailable 269 32 48 22 32 14 0 417    
TOTAL 60,286 12,675 12,498 8,505 722 4,199 238 99,123 100.0% 100.0%
Average** 2.5 2.2 3.2 1.3 8.4 1.2 0.3 2.4    
Median 2.0 2.0 2.5 1.5 3.0 0.4 0.2 2    
Mode GT 1,
LE 2 Yrs.
GT 1,
LE 2 Yrs.
GT 1,
LE 2 Yrs.
GT 1,
LE 2 Yrs.
GT 2,
LE 3 Yrs.
1 Year or Less 1 Year
or Less
GT 1,
LE 2 Yrs.
   

* 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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