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Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Julie L. Jones

Florida Department of Corrections
Julie L. Jones, Secretary

Inmate Releases and Time Served

34,463 Inmates Released

This section includes statistics on the number of inmates who were released from the Florida prison system during the period of July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2012. Time Served refers to the percentage of sentence that inmates actually served in prison, plus credit for jail time, compared to their sentence length. For example, an inmate may have been sentenced to 10 years in prison but his actual time served will be about eight and a half years, once his gain time has been subtracted from his sentence.

  • In FY 2011-12 , 34,463 offenders were released from Florida's prisons.
  • Most of the permanent releases (21,978 or 63.8%) were released because their sentences expired.
  • Approximately 15.7% (5,410) were released to probation or community control.
  • Additionally, 14.8% (5,094) were released to conditional release supervision, a type of supervision for more serious offenders.
  • The majority of offenders released in FY 2011-12 were white (17,497 or 50.8%) and male (30,606 or 88.8%).
  • As estimated, 34.5% were between the ages of 25-34 (11,893) and 33.5% were between the ages of 35 and 49 (11,561).
  • Approximately 29.9% were serving time for violent offenses (10,291) and 30.6% were serving time for property crimes (10,535).
Permanent Inmate Releases Compared Over Five Fiscal Years
Decreased from 37,018 in 2007-08 to 34,463 in 2011-12

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