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|
|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|