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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

Facts about Time Served...

  • In the last month of the fiscal year (June 2008), offenders released from Florida’s prisons were serving an average of 86.8% of their court-imposed sentences. (Offenders with offense dates on or after October 1, 1995 are required to serve a minimum of 85% of their court-imposed sentence prior to their release).

  • The average percentage of sentence served for released offenders with a violent offense was 84.6% in June 2008.

  • The average percentage of sentence served for released offenders has increased in the last five years, from 84.9% in June 2004 to 86.8% in June 2008.

Release From Prison By Type of Offense (Total = 37,018)
Type of Offense Average Number of Months Served Average % of Sentence Served*
Murder, Manslaughter 115.7 76.3
Sexual Offenses 65.3 77.7
Robbery 64.7 84.5
Violent Personal Offenses 33.2 57.2
Burglary 40.8 86.6
Theft/Forgery/Fraud 22.9 87.0
Drug Offenses 26.2 87.4
Weapons 31.7 89.8
Other 21.1 87.2
Total 33.5 86.8
* Includes County Jail Time Served.


Average Percentage of Sentence Served
Compared Over Five Years
Both Violent and All Offenders increase from:  Violent = 81.5% in June 2004 to 84.6% in June 2008; All Offenders = 84.9% in June 2004 to 86.8% in June 2008