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Rick Scott, Governor
Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Michael D. Crews

Florida Department of Corrections
Timothy H. Cannon, Interim Secretary

Community Supervision Admissions

Average Sentence Length for Community Supervision Admissions is 2.3 Years


  • The majority (67.7%) of those admitted to community supervision in FY 2007-08 are serving sentences of two years or less.

  • The average sentence length for all those admitted to community supervision in FY 2007-08 is 2.3 years.

  • Those admitted to parole in FY 2007-08 are serving an average sentence length of 6.2 years, while those on pretrial intervention serve an average of 1.3 years.

  • The average sentence length for parole has increased since last fiscal year from 5.7 to 6.2 years.

Sentence Length
Primary Offense Original Sentence Post-Prison Release Total Percent
Probation Drug Offender Probation Community Control Pretrial Intervention Parole Conditional Release Addiction Recovery Supervision Other Post-Prison Release
1 Year or Less 15,422 848 830 5,068 125 3,889 2,013 22 28,217 26.2%
GT 1, LE 2 Yrs.* 28,284 6,753 2,867 6,026 161 592 61 4 44,748 41.5%
GT 2, LE 3 Yrs. 12,987 3,114 1,553 68 141 189 41 2 18,095 16.8%
GT 3, LE 4 Yrs. 3,094 674 984 9 76 80 10 0 4,927 4.6%
GT 4, LE 5 Yrs. 5,607 627 1,213 15 68 89 4 1 7,624 7.1%
GT 5, LE 10 Yrs. 2,107 136 668 1 110 176 2 1 3,201 3.0%
GT 10, LE 20 Yrs. 450 20 144 0 60 81 0 0 755 0.7%
GT 20, LE 30 Yrs. 71 2 10 0 11 7 0 0 101 0.1%
GT 30, LE 40 Yrs. 2 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 5 0.0%
GT 40, LE 50 Yrs. 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 4 0.0%
Over 50 Yrs. 6 0 1 0 13 0 0 1 21 0.0%
Life 17 0 2 0 19 0 0 0 38 0.0%
Data Unavailable 54 0 5 4 22 31 8 1 125
TOTAL 68,102 12,174 8,277 11,191 812 5,134 2,139 32 107,861 100.0%
Average** 2.5 2.4 3.3 1.3 6.2 1.1 0.3 2.6 2.3
Median 2 2 2.5 1.5 3 0.3 0.1 0.2 2

* GT = greater than and LE = less than or equal to
**Sentence lengths of 50 years or longer, and life are coded as 50 years for calculations of averages.