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
|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|