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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, 2012, is 4.1 Years

  • The majority (60.8%) of those on community supervision on June 30, 2012 were serving sentences of three years or less, with almost half of them falling between one and two years (30.2%).
  • The average sentence length for those on community supervision on June 30, 2012 was 4.1 years.
  • Those on parole on June 30, 2012 were serving the longest sentences with an average sentence length of 16.5 years, while those on addiction recovery were serving the shortest with an average of 0.8 years.
  • Of the 2,064 offenders on parole, 397 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 9,874 551 350 3,069 98 1,147 18 259 7 15,373 10.5%
GT 1, LE 2 Yrs.* 28,782 6,350 2,500 5,660 236 512 11 13 0 44,064 30.2%
GT 2, LE 3 Yrs. 21,604 4742 1842 553 269 305 9 19 2 29,345 20.1%
GT 3, LE 4 Yrs. 8,747 1,712 1,555 78 150 80 3 17 2 12,344 8.5%
GT 4, LE 5 Yrs. 17,128 2342 1936 151 181 89 4 3 0 21,834 15.0%
GT 5, LE 10 Yrs. 11,846 1,185 1,535 18 343 376 2 8 2 15,315 10.5%
GT 10, LE 20 Yrs. 4,652 202 390 1 226 298 4 1 2 5,776 4.0%
GT 20, LE 30 Yrs. 766 12 29 0 55 41 1 0 0 904 0.6%
GT 30, LE 40 Yrs. 71 1 4 0 32 1 0 0 0 109 0.1%
GT 40, LE 50 Yrs. 33 0 1 0 17 0 0 0 0 51 0.0%
GT 50 Yrs. 37 0 1 0 59 1 0 0 1 99 0.1%
Life 134 1 17 0 397 2 0 0 0 551 0.4%
Data Unavailable 78 0 0 2 1 3 0 0 0 84  
Total 103,752 17,098 10,160 9,532 2,064 2,855 52 320 16 145,849 100.0%
Average** 4.3 3.3 4.3 1.5 16.5 3.7 3.4 0.8 6.6 4.1  
Median 3 3 3.7 1.5 5.9 1.5 1.7 0.3 2.3 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.