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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 Population

Sentence Length of
Current Commitment

  • More than one-fourth (27.6%) of current inmates have sentences of three years or less.

  • Whereas the average sentence length of current inmates is 14.6 years, the median sentence length (same number of inmates with sentences above and below that number) is 7.0 years.

  • Over three-fourths (83.1%) of current inmates are serving under the 85% law, which means that for crimes committed on or after October 1, 1995, the inmate has to serve at least 85% of his or her sentence.
Total Sentence Length Of Current Commitment
(Inmate Population on June 30, 2006)
Category White Males White Females Black Males Black Females Other Males Other Females Total Percent Cumulative Percent
Six Months or Less  18 0 14 0 5 0 37 0.0% 0.0%
GT Six Months LE 1 Year* 2 1 1 0 0 0 4 0.0% 0.0%
GT 1, LE 2 Years  5,738 1,258 5,811 784 334 78 14,003 15.8% 15.8%
GT 2, LE 3 Years  4,448 584 4,597 454 330 39 10,452 11.8% 27.6%
GT 3, LE 5 Years  6,148 612 6,592 521 384 46 14,303 16.2% 43.8%
GT 5, LE 10 Years  6,961 436 7,366 366 564 56 15,749 17.8% 61.6%
GT 10, LE 20 Years  5,834 267 6,852 179 444 46 13,622 15.4% 77.0%
GT 20 Years or More 8,361 262 10,941 195 615 29 20,403 23.0% 100.0%
Data Unavailable 0 2 0 1 0 0 3
Total 37,510 3,422 42,174 2,500 2,676 294 88,576 100.0%
Average** 14.4 7 15.8 7.1 14.9 9.2 14.6
Median** 7 3 8.4 3 8 5 7
* GT - Greater than, LE - Less than or equal to.
** Sentence lengths of 50 years or longer, life, and death are coded as 50 years for calculations of averages and medians.