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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 2.4 Years


  • The majority (65.8%) of those admitted to community supervision in FY 2009-10 are serving sentences of two years or less.

  • The average sentence length for all those admitted to community supervision in FY 2009-10 is 2.4 years.

  • Those admitted to parole in FY 2009-10 are serving an average sentence length of 5.7 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 5.8 to 5.7 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 15,140 686 628 4,544 125 3,591 1,620 18 26,352 27.9%
GT 1, LE 2 Yrs.* 21,332 5,221 2,722 5,710 178 565 46 1 35,775 37.9%
GT 2, LE 3 Yrs. 11,093 2,514 1,477 88 163 252 43 0 15,630 16.6%
GT 3, LE 4 Yrs. 3,183 592 1,012 12 85 52 12 1 4,949 5.2%
GT 4, LE 5 Yrs. 5,363 708 1,198 26 57 88 3 0 7,443 7.9%
GT 5, LE 10 Yrs. 1,995 194 685 0 112 131 1 3 3,121 3.3%
GT 10, LE 20 Yrs. 512 12 134 0 60 78 0 1 797 0.8%
GT 20, LE 30 Yrs. 62 0 7 0 16 14 0 0 99 0.1%
GT 30, LE 40 Yrs. 4 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 6 0.0%
GT 40, LE 50 Yrs. 2 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 5 0.0%
Over 50 Yrs. 1 0 1 0 7 0 0 0 9 0.0%
Life 16 0 6 0 19 0 0 0 41 0.0%
Data Unavailable 102 1 14 5 16 16 5 1 160 0.1%
Total 58,805 9,928 7,885 10,385 842 4,787 1,730 25 94,387 100.0%
Average** 2.5 2.5 3.4 1.3 5.7 1.2 0.3 2.0 2.4  
Median 2.0 2.0 3.0 1.5 2.8 0.3 0.2 0.2 2.0  
* 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.