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Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Michael D. Crews

Florida Department of Corrections
Michael D. Crews, Secretary

Community Supervision Population

Average Sentence Length for those on Community Supervision on June 30, 2009, is 3.8 Years

  • The majority (64.9%) of those on community supervision on June 30, 2009, were serving sentences of three years or less, with most of them falling between one and two years (32.7%).

  • The average sentence length for those on community supervision on June 30, 2009, was 3.8 years.

  • Those on parole on June 30, 2009, were serving the longest sentences with an average sentence length of 16.3 years, while those on addiction recovery were serving the shortest with an average of 0.6 years.

  • Of the 2,097 offenders on parole, 399 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 12,753 644 490 3,202 102 1,195 22 361 10 18,779 12.0%
GT 1, LE 2 Yrs.* 35,116 6,867 2,949 5,595 241 555 10 11 3 51,347 32.7%
GT 2, LE 3 Yrs. 24,451 4,637 1,847 313 268 226 14 25 3 31,784 20.2%
GT 3, LE 4 Yrs. 9,107 1,805 1,439 44 126 100 5 15 1 12,642 8.0%
GT 4, LE 5 Yrs. 16,263 1,804 1,821 50 197 93 5 5 0 20,238 12.9%
GT 5, LE 10 Yrs. 11,670 1,126 1,431 10 369 427 4 5 4 15,046 9.6%
GT 10, LE 20 Yrs. 4,664 191 359 0 235 229 7 0 1 5,686 3.6%
GT 20, LE 30 Yrs. 696 15 29 0 51 22 3 0 0 816 0.5%
GT 30, LE 40 Yrs. 62 2 6 0 38 1 0 0 0 109 0.1%
GT 40, LE 50 Yrs. 28 0 0 0 15 0 0 0 0 43 0.0%
GT 50 Yrs. 35 0 2 0 52 1 0 0 1 91 0.1%
Life 118 0 24 0 399 1 0 0 2 544 0.3%
Data Unavailable 87 1 0 0 4 4 0 0 1 97
Total 115,050 17,092 10,397 9,214 2,097 2,854 70 422 26 157,222 100.0%
Average** 3.9 3.1 4.1 1.4 16.3 3.3 4.4 0.6 8.5 3.8  
Median 3 3 3 2 6 1 2 0 2 3  
* 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.