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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 Population

Average Sentence Length for those on Community Supervision on June 30, 2008 is 3.8 Years

  • The majority (66.1%) of those on community supervision on June 30, 2008 were serving sentences of three years or less, with most of them falling between one and two years (34.2%).

  • The average sentence length for those on community supervision on June 30, 2008 was 3.8 years.

  • Those on parole on June 30, 2007 were serving the longest sentences with an average sentence length of 16.8 years, while those on addiction recovery were serving the shortest with an average of 0.5 years.

  • Of the 2,090 offenders on parole, 403 are serving life sentences on parole.
Sentence Length
Category Original Sentence Post-Prison Release Total Percent
Primary Offense Probation Drug Offender Probation Community Control Pretrial Intervention Parole Conditional Release Control Release Addiction Recovery Other Post-Prison Release
1 Year or Less 12,807 619 593 3,273 92 1,105 25 393 9 18,916 12.0%
GT 1, LE 2 Yrs.* 37,261 7,489 2,974 5,598 248 492 11 7 4 54,084 34.2%
GT 2, LE 3 Yrs. 23,881 5,117 1,847 203 251 129 18 23 2 31,471 19.9%
GT 3, LE 4 Yrs. 8,563 1,879 1,389 40 140 98 5 12 1 12,127 7.7%
GT 4, LE 5 Yrs. 15,784 1,835 1,736 35 188 90 5 5 0 19,678 12.5%
GT 5, LE 10 Yrs. 11,291 1,040 1,356 10 347 428 4 4 3 14,483 9.2%
GT 10, LE 20 Yrs. 4,612 188 354 0 240 178 11 0 1 5,584 3.5%
GT 20, LE 30 Yrs. 666 15 27 0 64 16 4 0 0 792 0.5%
GT 30, LE 40 Yrs. 62 2 5 0 39 0 0 0 0 108 0.1%
GT 40, LE 50 Yrs. 31 1 0 0 15 0 1 0 0 48 0.0%
GT 50 Yrs. 37 0 2 0 58 2 0 0 1 100 0.1%
Life 125 0 13 0 403 1 0 0 1 543 0.3%
Data Unavailable  123 3 1 3 5 7 0 3 0 145  
TOTAL 115,243 18,188 10,297 9,162 2,090 2,546 84 447 22 158,079 100.0%
Average** 3.9 3 4 1.4 16.8 3.3 5.3 0.5 7.2 3.8  
Median 3 2.5 3 1.5 6.4 1.3 2.3 0.2 1.5 2.5  
* 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.