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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 (66.8%) of those admitted to community supervision in FY 2008-09 are serving sentences of two years or less.

  • The average sentence length for all those admitted to community supervision in FY 2008-09 is 2.3 years.

  • Those admitted to parole in FY 2008-09 are serving an average sentence length of 5.8 years, while those on pretrial intervention serve an average of 1.3 years.

  • The average sentence length for parole has decreased since last fiscal year from 6.2 to 5.8 years.

Sentence Length
Category Original Sentence Post-Prison Release Total Percent
Primary Offense Probation Drug Offender Probation Community Control Pretrial Intervention Parole Conditional Release Addiction Recovery Other Post-Prison Release
1 Year or Less 15,894 833 688 4,931 127 3,900 1,875 21 28,269 28.1%
GT 1, LE 2 Yrs.* 23,974 5,749 2,772 5,679 173 550 48 5 38,950 38.7%
GT 2, LE 3 Yrs. 12,008 2,496 1,564 50 144 239 41 3 16,545 16.4%
GT 3, LE 4 Yrs. 3,179 609 975 10 70 64 13 2 4,922 4.9%
GT 4, LE 5 Yrs. 5,546 611 1,277 21 62 76 1 0 7,594 7.5%
GT 5, LE 10 Yrs. 2,129 167 677 4 115 155 1 1 3,249 3.2%
GT 10, LE 20 Yrs. 507 27 140 0 38 98 0 0 810 0.8%
GT 20, LE 30 Yrs. 59 2 8 0 5 7 0 0 81 0.1%
GT 30, LE 40 Yrs. 7 0 1 0 3 1 0 1 13 0.0%
GT 40, LE 50 Yrs. 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.0%
Over 50 Yrs. 1 0 2 0 10 0 0 1 14 0.0%
Life 16 0 6 0 24 0 0 1 47 0.0%
Data Unavailable 56 7 13 1 20 17 9 1 124 0.1%
Total 63,376 10,501 8,123 10,696 792 5,107 1,988 36 100,619 100.0%
Average** 2.5 2.4 3.4 1.3 5.8 1.1 0.3 4.9 2.3  
Median 2.0 2.0 3 1.5 2.7 0.3 0.2 0.3 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.