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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
Serve 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, 2006, over three fourths (83.1%) 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 five years, from 82.7% in June 2002 to 85.5% in June 2006.

Percentage of Florida’s
Prison Population Sentenced
Under Minimum 85% of Sentence Served Law
as of June 30, 2002 - 2006
Rose from 67.9% in 2002 to 83.1% in 2006

 

Class of Felony of Primary Offense
(Inmate Population on June 30, 2006)
Category White Males White Females Black Males Black Females Other Males Other Females Total Percent
Capital 2,664 101 2,014 49 194 8 5,030 5.7%
Life Felony 1,938 44 2,861 56 205 22 5,126 5.8%
First Degree/Life 2,517 121 3,543 115 192 10 6,498 7.3%
First Degree 8,018 583 9,366 445 755 92 19,259 21.7%
Second Degree 13,064 1,070 15,448 839 902 86 31,409 35.5%
Third Degree 8,911 1,497 8,274 988 418 76 20,164 22.8%
Misdemeanor 0 0 2 1 0 0 3 0.0%
Data Unavailable 398 6 666 7 10 0 1,087 1.2%
TOTAL 37,510 3,422 42,174 2,500 2,676 294 88,576 100.0%