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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

33,348 Inmates Released; Served Average of 85.5% of Sentences

This section includes statistics on the number of inmates who were released from the Florida prison system during the period of July 1, 2005 through June 30, 2006. 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 10 years in prison, but his actual time served will be about eight and a half years, once his gain time has been subtracted from his sentence.

  • In FY 2005-06, 33,348 offenders were released from Florida’s prisons.

  • Most of them (21,336 or 64.0%) were released because their sentences expired.

  • 14.0% (4,658) were released to probation or community control.

  • 16.0% (5,326) were released to conditional release supervision, a type of supervision for more serious offenders.

  • The majority of offenders released in FY 2005-06 were black (16,343 or 49.0%) and male (29,808 or 89.4%).

  • Over 40% were between the ages of 35 and 49 (13,457).

  • Almost a third were serving time for violent offenses (9,929).
Permanent Inmate Releases
From FY 2001-02 to FY 2005-06
Increased from 26,299 in 2001-02 to 33,348 in 2005-06


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