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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 2011), offenders released from Florida's prisons were serving an average of 86.2% 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 2011.

  • The average percentage of sentence served for released offenders has increased slightly in the last five years, from 85.5% in June 2005 to 86.2% in June 2011.

Release From Prison By Type of Offense (Total = 35,549)
  Months Served Served*
Murder, Manslaughter 122.7 77.2
Sexual Offenses 70.6 79.4
Robery 65.2 86.7
Violent Personal Offenses 36.1 86.7
Burglary 39.5 86.6
Theft/Forgery/Fraud 24.4 86.3
Drug Offenses 30.1 86.6
Weapons 33.7 89.5
Other 25.8 86.2
Total 37.3 86.2
* Including County Jail Time Served

Average Percentage of Sentence Served
Compared Over Five Years
Both Violent and All Offenders decrease:  Violent = 85.2% in June 2007 to 84.9% in June 2011; All Offenders = 86.7% in June 2007 to 86.2% in June 2011