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Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Michael D. Crews

Florida Department of Corrections
Michael D. Crews, Secretary

Inmate Population

Almost Three Fourths of All Inmates Serving 85% of Sentences

Offenders who committed their offenses on or after October 1, 1995 are required to serve a minimum of 85% of their court-imposed sentences prior to their release. On June 30, 2003, almost three fourths (72.8%) of all inmates in prison had been sentenced under this law, meaning they will serve at least 85% of their sentences, and that number continues to increase annually. The average percentage of sentence served for released offenders has risen steadily in the last five years, from 77.9% in June 1999 to 84.5% in June 2003.

Percentage of Florida's Prison Population Sentenced Under Minimum 85% of Sentence Served Law As of June 30
Rose from 7.0% in 1997 to 68.0% in 2002

 

Class of Felony of Primary Offense
(Inmate Population on June 30, 2003)
Category White Males White Females Black Males Black Females Other Males Other Females Total Percent
Capital 2,427 93 1,847 52 165 5 4,589 6.0%
Life Felony 1,941 44 2,836 60 184 24 5,089 6.7%
First Degree/Life 2,061 92 3,041 96 129 11 5,430 7.1%
First Degree 7,016 404 8,533 432 493 114 16,992 22.3%
Second Degree 11,685 789 14,684 789 600 76 28,623 37.6%
Third Degree 6,668 918 6,754 735 282 51 15,408 20.2%
Misdemeanor 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0.0%
Data Unavailable 446 4 715 7 11 0 1,183  
TOTAL 32,244 2,344 38,412 2,171 1,864 281 77,316 100.0%

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