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Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Michael D. Crews

Florida Department of Corrections
Michael D. Crews, Secretary

Community Supervision Admissions

Average Sentence Length for Community Supervision Admissions is 2.4 years

  • The majority (65.1%) of those admitted to community supervision in FY 2012-13 are serving sentences of two years or less.
  • The average sentence length for all those admitted to community supervision in FY 2012-13 is 2.4 years.
  • Those admitted to parole in FY 2012-13 are serving an average sentence length of 4.8 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 6.1 to 4.8 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 13,605 591 525 4,680 110 3,684 1,037 7 24,239 27.4%
GT 1, LE 2 Yrs.* 19,752 4,814 2,224 5,781 158 644 45 2 33,420 37.7%
GT 2, LE 3 Yrs. 10,714 2,424 1,211 73 133 249 14 2 14,820 16.7%
GT 3, LE 4 Yrs. 3,045 597 979 18 80 83 1 2 4,805 5.4%
GT 4, LE 5 Yrs. 5,049 758 1,222 65 86 132 4 2 7,318 8.3%
GT 5, LE 10 Yrs. 1,930 157 711 2 101 189 2 1 3,093 3.5%
GT 10, LE 20 Yrs. 477 18 152 1 34 98 0 0 780 0.9%
GT 20, LE 30 Yrs. 59 0 11 0 9 5 0 0 84 0.1%
GT 30, LE 40 Yrs. 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 5 0.0%
GT 40, LE 50 Yrs. 4 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 6 0.0%
Over 50 Yrs. 1 0 10 0 4 0 0 0 15 0.0%
Life 20 0 3 0 11 0 0 0 34 0.0%
Data Unavailable 145 8 15 4 15 10 3 0 200  
Total 54,805 9,367 7,063 10,624 742 5,096 1,106 16 88,819 100.0%
Average** 2.5 2.6 3.7 1.3 4.8 1.4 0.4 2.1 2.4  
Median 2.0 2.0 3.0 1.5 2.9 0.4 0.2 1.4 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.