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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 (65.6%) of those admitted to community supervision in FY 2010-11 are serving sentences of two years or less.

  • The average sentence length for all those admitted to community supervision in FY 2010-11 is 2.4 years.

  • Those admitted to parole in FY 2010-11 are serving an average sentence length of 6.3 years, while those on pretrial intervention serve an average of 1.3 years.

  • The average sentence length for parole has increased since last fiscal year from 5.7 to 6.3 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 14,789 690 630 4,590 113 3,496 1,507 18 25,833 28.0%
GT 1, LE 2 Yrs.* 20,185 5,263 2,523 5,938 160 561 46 3 34,679 37.6%
GT 2, LE 3 Yrs. 10,796 2,635 1,358 90 131 250 27 3 15,290 16.6%
GT 3, LE 4 Yrs. 2,947 587 987 11 72 58 5 3 4,670 5.1%
GT 4, LE 5 Yrs. 5,456 750 1,107 37 72 131 4 1 7,558 8.2%
GT 5, LE 10 Yrs. 2,076 154 648 2 103 193 5 2 3,183 3.5%
GT 10, LE 20 Yrs. 494 18 104 0 42 85 0 4 747 0.8%
GT 20, LE 30 Yrs. 62 1 4 0 11 13 0 1 92 0.1%
GT 30, LE 40 Yrs. 3 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 6 0.0%
GT 40, LE 50 Yrs. 6 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 10 0.0%
Over 50 Yrs. 7 0 0 0 9 0 0 0 16 0.0%
Life 11 0 7 0 24 0 0 0 42 0.0%
Data Unavailable 76 1 10 3 15 19 7 1 132 0.1%
Total 56,908 10,099 7,379 10,671 758 4,806 1,601 36 92,258 100.0%
Average** 2.5 2.5 3.4 1.3 6.3 1.3 0.3 3.9 2.4  
Median 2.0 2.0 3.0 1.5 2.9 0.4 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.