In FY 2012-13, 33,137 offenders were released from Florida's prisons, a 3.8% decrease from FY 2011-12. Most of the permanent releases (20,984 or 63.3%) were released because their sentences expired. Approximately 15.3% (5,085) were released to probation or community control. Additionally, 16.2% (5,374) were released to conditional release supervision, a type of supervision for more serious offenders. The majority of offenders released in FY 2012-13 were white (17,133 or 51.7%) and male (29,486 or 89.0%). As estimated, 34.7% were between the ages of 25-34 (11,512) and 33.4% were between the ages of 35 and 49 (11,061). Approximately 30.6% were serving time for violent offenses (10,145) and 31.3% were serving time for property crimes (10,359).
33,137 Inmates Released in FY 2012-13
This section includes statistics on the number of inmates who were released from the Florida prison system during the period of July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2013. 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.
Permanent Inmate Releases Compared Over Five Fiscal Years