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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 Population

Average Sentence Length for those on Community Supervision on June 30, 2010, is 4.0 Years

  • The majority (64.9%) of those on community supervision on June 30, 2010 were serving sentences of three years or less, with most of them falling between one and two years (31.3%).

  • The average sentence length for those on community supervision on June 30, 2010 was 4.0 years.

  • Those on parole on June 30, 2010 were serving the longest sentences with an average sentence length of 16.4 years, while those on addiction recovery were serving the shortest with an average of 1.2 years.

  • Of the 2,116 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 11,532 551 482 2,941 91 1,104 21 116 8 16,846 11.0%
GT 1, LE 2 Yrs.* 32,115 6,397 2,797 5,766 270 513 10 6 1 47,875 31.3%
GT 2, LE 3 Yrs. 23,692 4,480 1,941 456 273 316 14 16 2 31,190 20.4%
GT 3, LE 4 Yrs. 9,287 1,824 1,597 58 126 79 5 16 1 12,993 8.5%
GT 4, LE 5 Yrs. 16,794 1,927 1,871 85 174 92 4 4 . 20,951 13.7%
GT 5, LE 10 Yrs. 11,953 1,204 1,598 13 366 381 4 6 4 15,529 10.2%
GT 10, LE 20 Yrs. 4,724 209 358 . 242 241 5 1 1 5,781 3.8%
GT 20, LE 30 Yrs. 729 10 31 . 59 32 3 . . 864 0.6%
GT 30, LE 40 Yrs. 65 2 4 . 39 1 . . . 111 0.1%
GT 40, LE 50 Yrs. 30 . 2 . 17 . . . . 49 0.0%
GT 50 Yrs. 33 . 6 . 57 2 . . 1 99 0.1%
Life 127 1 17 . 399 2 . . . 546 0.3%
Data Unavailable 81 2 1 2 3 5 . . . 94  
Total 111,162 16,607 10,705 9,321 2,116 2,768 66 165 18 152,928 100.0%
Average** 4.1 3.2 4.1 1.5 16.4 3.5 4.1 1.2 5.9 4.0  
Median 3 3 3 2 6 2 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.