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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 Releases and Time Served

General Characteristics of Releases

Type of Offense
Violent* = 27.4% (10,147); Property = 27.8% (10,302); Drug = 30.5% (11,289); Other = 14.3% (5,278)
* One of the following conditions must occur for a crime to be defined as violent under this definition: actual physical harm or threat of physical harm; or a reasonable probability exists that individual criminal acts could have resulted in unintended physical harm or the threat of physical harm.


General Characteristics of Prison Releases
Category Fiscal Year 2007-08
Total Releases 37,018 100.0%
Gender
Male 32,749 88.5%
Female 4,269 11.5%
Race
White 18,166 49.1%
Black 17,692 47.8%
Other 1,160 3.1%
Age at Release
17 & Under 56 0.2%
18-24 6,074 16.4%
25-34 12,066 32.6%
35-49 14,675 39.6%
50-59 3,459 9.3%
60+ 688 1.9%
Prior DC Prison Commitments
0 20,105 54.3%
1 7,589 20.5%
2 3,939 10.7%
3 2,244 6.1%
4+ 3,124 8.4%
Unknown 17  

Note: Due to rounding, percentages may not add to 100%.

Inmates Releases Compared Over Five Years
2003-04 = 29,082; 2004-05 = 31,537; 2005-06= 33,348; 2006-07: 35,337; 2007-08: 37,018


Type of Offense Number Percent Average Sentence Length in Years* Average Age at Release
Murder, Manslaughter 761 2.1% 18 41.7
Sexual Offenses 1,600 4.3% 9 40.4
Robbery 2,254 6.1% 7.6 33.6
Violent Personal Offenses 4,996 13.5% 3.4 35.3
Burglary 4,903 13.3% 4.2 33.9
Theft/Forgery/Fraud 5,733 15.5% 2.3 36.4
Drug Offenses 11,289 30.5% 2.6 35.6
Weapons 1,126 3.0% 3 34.1
Other 4,354 11.8% 2 37.2
* Sentence lengths of 50 years or longer, life and death are coded as 50 years for calculations of averages.