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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 2010), offenders released from Florida's prisons were serving an average of 86.5% 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 84.9% in June 2010.

  • The average percentage of sentence served for released offenders has increased slightly in the last five years, from 85.5% in June 2005 to 86.5% in June 2010.

Release From Prison By Type of Offense (Total = 36,463)
  Months Served Served*
Murder, Manslaughter 117.03 77.44
Sexual Offenses 68.38 78.32
Robery 64.46 86.29
Violent Personal Offenses 34.35 87.08
Burglary 40.27 86.83
Theft/Forgery/Fraud 23.43 86.63
Drug Offenses 28.61 87.05
Weapons 32.9 90.43
Other 23.87 86.91
Total 35.37 86.49
* 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