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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 (64.4%) of those admitted to community supervision in FY 2011-12 are serving sentences of two years or less.
  • The average sentence length for all those admitted to community supervision in FY 2011-12 is 2.4 years.
  • Those admitted to parole in FY 2011-12 are serving an average sentence length of 6.1 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 6.3 to 6.1 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 13,628 610 546 4,607 112 3,455 1,240 12 24,210 26.6%
GT 1, LE 2 Yrs.* 20,534 4,916 2,419 5,710 163 589 33 2 34,366 37.8%
GT 2, LE 3 Yrs. 11,204 2,762 1,415 91 146 251 27 1 15,897 17.5%
GT 3, LE 4 Yrs. 3,106 601 1,011 14 76 61 12 3 4,884 5.4%
GT 4, LE 5 Yrs. 5,083 825 1,127 45 66 148 6 1 7,301 8.0%
GT 5, LE 10 Yrs. 1,979 155 652 5 145 175 1 2 3,114 3.4%
GT 10, LE 20 Yrs. 501 26 146 1 50 98 1 0 823 0.9%
GT 20, LE 30 Yrs. 61 0 6 0 5 13 0 1 86 0.1%
GT 30, LE 40 Yrs. 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0.0%
GT 40, LE 50 Yrs. 2 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 6 0.0%
Over 50 Yrs. 6 0 8 0 11 0 0 0 25 0.0%
Life 13 0 7 0 22 0 0 0 42 0.0%
Data Unavailable 67 3 9 5 24 9 2 1 120 0.1%
Total 56,190 9,898 7,347 10,478 823 4,799 1,322 23 90,880 100.0%
Average** 2.6 2.6 3.5 1.3 6.1 1.4 0.4 2.8 2.4  
Median 2.0 2.0 3.0 1.5 3.0 0.4 0.2 0.8 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.