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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

31,537 Inmates Released: Served on Average 85.5% of Their Sentences

This section includes statistics on the number of inmates who were released from the Florida prison system during the period of July 1, 2004, through June 30, 2005. Time served refers to the percentage of sentence that inmates actually served in prison, plus credit for jail time, compared to their sentence length. 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 gaintime has been subtracted from his sentence.

  • In FY 2004-05, 31,537 offenders were released from Florida’s prisons.

  • Most of them (19,839 or 62.9%) were released because their sentences had expired.

  • More than 15% (4,767) were released to probation or community control.

  • About 16.5% (5,198) were released to conditional release supervision, a type of supervision for more serious offenders.

  • The majority of offenders released in FY 2004-05 were black (16,059 or 50.9%) and male (28,301 or 89.7%).

  • Over 40% were between the ages of 35 and 49 (12,863).

  • Almost a third were serving time for violent offenses (9,898).
Permanent Inmate Releases
From FY 1995-96 to FY 2004-05
Increased from 22,720 in 1995-96 to 23,866 in 1996-97 and increased to 26,805 in 00-01 and 31,575 in 2004-05


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