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Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Michael D. Crews

Florida Department of Corrections
Michael D. Crews, Secretary

Prisons

Inmate Releases

Offenders who committed offenses on or after October 1, 1995 are required to serve a minimum of 85% of their court-imposed sentences. Offenders released in May 2009 served an average of 86.8% of their sentences.

Most inmates were released back to Hillsborough County (3,402), Broward County (2,655) and Miami-Dade County (2,277). For a complete list of releases visit our website at www.dc.state.fl.us/pub/annual/0809/stats/ir_county.html

General Characteristics of Prison Releases

Category FY 2008-2009
Total Releases 37,391 100.0%
Gender
Male 33,147 88.7%
Female 4,244 11.3%
Race
White 18,394 49.2%
Black 17,623 47.1%
Other 1,374 3.7%
Age at Release
17 & Under 50 0.1%
18-24 6,324 16.9%
25-34 12,143 32.5%
35-49 14,350 38.4%
50-59 3,778 10.1%
60+ 746 2.0%
Prior DC Prison Commitments
0 20,357 54.5%
1 7,707 20.6%
2 3,927 10.5%
3 2,174 5.8%
4+ 3,214 8.6%
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Types of Offense for Inmate Releases

Type of Offense Number Percent Average Sentence
Length in Years
Average Age at Release
Murder, Manslaughter 794 2.1% 17.4 40.9
Sexual Offenses 1,602 4.3% 8.5 40.8
Robbery 2,468 6.6% 7.9 33.6
Violent Personal Offenses 4,934 13.2% 3.4 35.2
Burglary 5,223 14.0% 4.2 33.8
Theft/Forgery/Fraud 5,792 15.5% 2.3 36.7
Drug Offenses 10,931 29.2% 2.7 35.9
Weapons 1,291 3.5% 3.3 33.7
Other 4,355 11.6% 2.1 37.5
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A Quote From George Sapp, Deputy Secretary of Institutions & Re-Entry

“Correctional officers put themselves in harm's way each day to ensure public safety. Florida’s prisons serve a vital role in keeping our communities safe by providing secure and safe housing of inmates and ensuring they complete their prison sentences.”

George Sapp,
Deputy Secretary of Institutions & Re-Entry