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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

26,599 Inmates Released;
Averaged 83.7% of Sentence Served

This section includes statistics on the number of inmates who were released from the Florida prison system during the period of July 1, 2002 through June 30, 2003. Time served refers to the percentage of a sentence that the inmate actually served in prison, including jail time. 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 2002-03, 26,599 offenders were released from Florida’s prisons.

  • Most of them (16,542 or 62.2%) were released because their sentences expired.

  • Almost 18% (4,679) were released to probation or community control.

  • Slightly more than 16% (4,375) were released to conditional release supervision, a type of supervision for more serious offenders.

  • The majority of offenders released in FY 2002-03 were black (13,974 or 52.5%) and male (24,148 or 90.8%).

  • Over 40% were between the ages of 35 and 49 (10,818).

  • Almost 35% were serving time for a violent offense (9,158).
Permanent Inmate Releases From
From FY 1993-94 to FY 2002-03
Decreased from 26,184 in 1993-94 to 22,174 in 1994-95 and increased to 26,805 in 00-01 and 26,599 in 2002-03


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