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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

Over 86% 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, 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
Rose from 72.8% in 2003 to 86.3% in 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
Capital 2,724 101 2,107 56 212 7 5,207 5.7%
Life Felony 1,938 49 2,938 56 212 24 5,217 5.7%
First Degree/Life 2,610 140 3,720 112 208 11 6,801 7.4%
First Degree 8,227 657 9,896 475 850 95 20,200 22.0%
Second Degree 13,612 1,150 16,011 879 1,001 84 32,737 35.7%
Third Degree 9,669 1,665 8,783 920 527 61 21,625 23.6%
Misdemeanor 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0.0%
Data Unavailable 383 2 652 6 12 0 1,055  
TOTAL 39,163 3,764 44,109 2,504 3,022 282 92,844 100.0%