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Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Julie L. Jones

Florida Department of Corrections
Julie L. Jones, Secretary

Community Supervision Admissions

Average Sentence Length for Community Supervision Admissions is 2.4 years

  • The majority (64.3%) of those admitted to community supervision in FY 2015-16 are serving sentences of two years or less.
  • The average sentence length for all those admitted to community supervision in FY 2015-16 is 2.4 years.
  • Those admitted to parole in FY 2015-16 are serving an average sentence length of 5.2 years, while those on pretrial intervention serve an average of 1.4 years.
  • The average sentence length for parole has remained the same since last fiscal year at 5.2 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 12,819 565 462 4,177 141 3,513 971 3 22,651 27.3%
GT 1, LE 2 Yrs.* 17,301 4,638 1,968 5,911 175 729 27 3 30,752 37.0%
GT 2, LE 3 Yrs. 10,269 2,599 1,141 122 175 287 9 2 14,604 17.6%
GT 3, LE 4 Yrs. 2,824 621 842 19 77 86 9 0 4,478 5.4%
GT 4, LE 5 Yrs. 4,670 699 975 117 85 136 3 2 6,687 8.1%
GT 5, LE 10 Yrs. 1,945 170 542 2 153 160 1 7 2,980 3.6%
GT 10, LE 20 Yrs. 448 14 101 0 57 83 0 2 705 0.8%
GT 20, LE 30 Yrs. 63 1 9 1 8 5 0 4 91 0.1%
GT 30, LE 40 Yrs. 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 5 0.0%
GT 40, LE 50 Yrs. 1 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 4 0.0%
Over 50 Yrs. 4 0 9 0 5 0 0 1 19 0.0%
Life 24 3 8 0 16 2 0 1 54 0.1%
Data Unavailable 104 12 6 2 12 8 1 1 146  
Total 50,474 9,322 6,064 10,351 907 5,010 1,021 27 83,176 100.0%
Average** 2.6 2.6 3.6 1.4 5.2 1.4 0.3 12.8 2.4  
Median 2.0 2.0 3.0 1.5 2.9 0.4 0.2 5.9 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.


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