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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

29,082 Inmates Released;
Averaged 84.9% 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, 2003 through June 30, 2004. 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 2003-04, 29,082 offenders were released from Florida's prisons.

  • Most of them (18,116 or 62.3%) were released because their sentences expired.

  • Over 16% (4,786) were released to probation or community control.

  • Slightly more than 16% (4,733) were released to conditional release supervision, a type of supervision for more serious offenders.

  • The majority of offenders released in FY 2003-04 were black (14,889 or 51.2%) and male (26,199 or 90.1%).

  • Over 40% were between the ages of 35 and 49 (11,706).

  • Almost a third were serving time for a violent offense (9,408).
Permanent Inmate Releases
From FY 1994-95 to FY 2003-04
Increased from 22,174 in 1994-95 to 22,720 in 1995-96 and increased to 26,805 in 00-01 and 29,082 in 2003-04


This section of the 2003-04 Annual Report is also provided as an Adobe Acrobat file. Acrobat Reader, a free program is required. Download the four-page section (216K PDF file) for printing or viewing.

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