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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 (28.3%) of current inmates have sentences of three years or less.

  • Whereas the average sentence length of current inmates is 14.5 years, the median sentence length (same number of inmates with sentences above and below that number) is 7.0 years.

  • Over three-fourths (86.3%) 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, 2007)
Category White Males White Females Black Males Black Females Other Males Other Females Total Percent Cumulative Percent
Six Months or Less  75 0 70 0 8 0 153 0.2% 0.2%
GT Six Months LE 1 Year* 5 0 4 0 0 0 9 0.0% 0.2%
GT 1, LE 2 Years  6,368 1,444 6,204 801 417 53 15,287 16.5% 16.6%
GT 2, LE 3 Years  4,455 625 4,940 419 371 48 10,858 11.7% 28.3%
GT 3, LE 5 Years  6,290 636 6,787 492 437 49 14,691 15.8% 44.2%
GT 5, LE 10 Years  7,173 494 7,609 390 623 53 16,342 17.6% 61.8%
GT 10, LE 20 Years  6,171 283 7,104 195 500 47 14,300 15.4% 77.2%
GT 20 Years or More 8,623 282 11,388 207 666 32 21,198 22.8% 100.0%
Data Unavailable 3 0 3 0 0 0 6    
Total 39,163 3,764 44,109 2,504 3,022 282 92,844 100.0%  
Average** 14.3 6.8 15.7 7.4 14.5 10.0 14.5    
Median** 7.0 3.0 8.0 3.3 7.7 5.0 7.0    
* 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.