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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 2005), offenders released from Florida’s prisons were serving an average of 85.7% 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 31,537 inmates who were released from prison in FY2004-05 served an overall average of 36.2 months or 85.5% of their court-imposed sentences.

  • The average percentage of sentence served for released offenders has increased significantly in the last eight years, from 74.0% in June 1998 to 85.7% in June 2005.

Type of Release From Prison in FY 2004-05
(Total = 31,537)
Expiration of Sentence = 62.9% (19,839); Expiration of Sentence to Probation/CC = 15.1% (4,767); Conditional Release = 16.5% (5,198) Sentence Vacated = 0.8% (268)  All Others = 4.6% (1,465)

Average Percentage of Sentence Served
Over Eight Years
Both Violent and All Offenders increase from:  Violent = 71.4% in June 1998 to 82.3% in June 2005; All Offenders = 74.0% in June 1998 to 85.7% in June 2005

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