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, 2007, 86.3% 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 number of inmates required to serve at least 85% of their sentence has steadilly risen from 72.8% in 2003 to 86.3% in 2007.
|Percentage of Florida’s
Prison Population Sentenced
Under Minimum 85% of Sentence Served Law
as of June 30, 2003 - 2007
|Class of Felony of Primary Offense
(Inmate Population on June 30, 2007)
|Category||White Males||White Females||Black Males||Black Females||Other Males||Other Females||Total||Percent|