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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 2009), offenders released from Florida’s prisons were serving an average of 86.7% 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 85.1% in June 2009.

  • The average percentage of sentence served for released offenders has increased slightly in the last five years, from 85.7% in June 2004 to 86.7% in June 2009.

Release From Prison By Type of Offense (Total = 37,391)
  Months Served Served*
Murder, Manslaughter 113.6 77.0
Sexual Offenses 65.9 79.4
Robery 67.1 85.6
Violent Personal Offenses 33.8 87.5
Burglary 40.0 86.7
Theft/Forgery/Fraud 23.5 87.1
Drug Offenses 27.6 87.4
Weapons 33.9 90.1
Other 21.9 87.0
Total 34.7 86.7
* Including County Jail Time Served

Average Percentage of Sentence Served
Compared Over Five Years
Both Violent and All Offenders increase:  Violent = 82.3% in June 2005 to 85.1% in June 2009; All Offenders = 85.7% in June 2005 to 86.7% in June 2009