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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 sentences prior to their release. On June 30, 2005, over three-fourths (78.6%) 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 80.9% in June 2000 to 85.7% in June 2005.

Percentage of Florida's Prison Population
Sentenced Under Minimum 85% of Sentence Served Law As of June 30
Rose from 56.7% in 2000 to 78.6% in 2005

 

Class of Felony of Primary Offense
(Inmate Population on June 30, 2005)
Category White Males White Females Black Males Black Females Other Males Other Females Total Percent
Capital 2,575 98 1,949 51 179 7 4,859 5.8%
Life Felony 1,891 41 2,822 49 195 22 5,020 6.0%
First Degree/Life 2,373 112 3,380 117 173 8 6,163 7.4%
First Degree 7,688 536 9,012 421 696 96 18,449 22.0%
Second Degree 12,837 991 15,218 783 820 80 30,729 36.7%
Third Degree 8,016 1,297 7,916 894 371 64 18,558 22.1%
Misdemeanor 1 0 1 1 0 0 3 0.0%
Data Unavailable 411 4 684 5 14 2 1,120  
TOTAL 35,792 3,079 40,982 2,321 2,448 279 84,901 100.0%

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