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Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Michael D. Crews

Florida Department of Corrections
Michael D. Crews, Secretary

Inmate Population

Over 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 sentence prior to their release. On June 30, 2004, over three fourths (76.2%) 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 six years, from 77.9% in June 1999 to 84.9% in June 2004.

Percentage of Florida's Prison Population
Sentenced Under Minimum 85% of Sentence Served Law As of June 30
Rose from 46.7% in 1999 to 76.2% in 2004

 

Class of Felony of Primary Offense
(Inmate Population on June 30, 2004)
Category White Males White Females Black Males Black Females Other Males Other Females Total Percent
Capital 2,504 96 1,879 53 170 6 4,708 5.7%
Life Felony 1,909 41 2,828 49 189 23 5,039 6.1%
First Degree/Life 2,193 102 3,252 111 143 9 5,810 7.1%
First Degree 7,464 460 8,789 428 634 106 17,881 21.8%
Second Degree 12,362 931 15,218 809 736 70 30,126 36.8%
Third Degree 7,344 1,099 7,581 856 331 39 17,250 21.0%
Misdemeanor 1 0 1 1 0 0 3 0.0%
Data Unavailable 425 4 711 6 11 0 1,157  
TOTAL 34,202 2,733 40,259 2,313 2,214 253 81,974 100.0%

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