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Rick Scott, Governor
Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Michael D. Crews

Florida Department of Corrections
Timothy H. Cannon, Interim 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 June 2010 served an average of 86.1% of their sentences.

Most inmates were released back to Hillsborough County (2,938), Broward County (2,490) and Miami-Dade County (2,299). For a complete list of releases visit our website at www.dc.state.fl.us/pub/annual/0910/stats/ir_county.html

General Characteristics of Prison Releases

Category FY 2009-2010
Total Releases 36,463 100.0%
Gender
Male 32,390 88.8%
Female 4,073 11.2%
Race
White 17,920 49.2%
Black 17,171 47.1%
Other 1,372 3.7%
Age at Release
17 & Under 69 0.2%
18-24 6,363 17.5%
25-34 12,249 33.6%
35-49 13,136 36.0%
50-59 3,840 10.5%
60+ 806 2.2%
Prior DC Prison Commitments
0 20,105 55.2%
1 7,522 20.6%
2 3,730 10.2%
3 2,074 5.7%
4+ 3,006 8.3%
Missing 26  


Types of Offense for Inmate Releases

Type of Offense Number Percent Average Sentence
Length in Years
Average Age at Release
Murder, Manslaughter 758 2.1% 18.1 42.0
Sexual Offenses 1,572 4.3% 8.9 41.1
Robbery 2,419 6.6% 7.3 32.4
Violent Personal Offenses 5,046 13.8% 3.5 35.1
Burglary 5,161 14.2% 4.1 33.3
Theft/Forgery/Fraud 5,636 15.5% 2.3 26.6
Drug Offenses 10,513 28.8% 2.8 35.6
Weapons 1,354 3.7% 3.1 33.6
Other 4,004 11.0% 2.3 38.0
Data Unavailable 0      


A Quote From Secretary Walter McNeil

“Eighty-eight percent of the inmates in Florida's prison system will eventually be released and returning to our communities.”