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Rick Scott, Governor
Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Michael D. Crews

Florida Department of Corrections
Timothy H. Cannon, Interim Secretary

Inmate Releases and Time Served

Facts about Time Served...

  • In the last month of the fiscal year (June 2004), offenders released from Florida's prisons were serving an average of 84.9% of their court-imposed sentences. (Offenders with offense dates on or after October 1, 1995 are required to serve a minimum of 85% of their court-imposed sentence prior to their release.)

  • The 29,082 inmates who were released from prison in FY 2003-04 served an overall average of 36.6 months or 85.1% of their court-imposed sentence

  • The average percentage of sentence served for released offenders has increased significantly in the last eight years, from 71.2% in June 1997 to 84.9% in June 2004.

Type of Release From Prison in FY 2003-04
(Total = 29,082)
Expiration of Sentence = 62.3% (18,116); Expiration of Sentence to Probation/CC = 16.5% (4,786); Conditional Release = 16.3% (4,733) Sentence Vacated = 1.0% (299)  All Others = 3.9% (1,148)


Average Percentage of Sentence Served
Over Eight Years
Both Violent and All Offenders increase from:  Violent = 69.8% in June 1997 to 81.5% in June 2004; All Offenders = 71.2% in June 1997 to 84.9% in June 2004

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