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Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Julie L. Jones

Florida Department of Corrections
Julie L. Jones, Secretary

Community Supervision Population

Average Sentence Length for those on Community Supervision on June 30, 2016, is 4.3 years.

  • The majority (58.9%) of those on community supervision on June 30, 2016 were serving sentences of three years or less, with over a quarter of those falling between one and two years (28.3%).
  • The average sentence length for those on community supervision on June 30, 2016 was 4.3 years.
  • Those on parole on June 30, 2016, were serving the longest sentences with an average sentence length of 16.2 years, while those on addiction recovery supervision were serving the shortest with an average of 0.7 years.
  • Of the 2,169 offenders on parole, 421 are serving life sentences on parole.
Sentence Length for Community Supervision Offenders on June 30, 2016
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 9,586 470 279 2,784 123 1,232 13 231 4 14,722 10.8%
GT 1, LE 2 Years* 24,757 5,637 2,060 5,274 253 680 8 12 6 38,687 28.3%
GT 2, LE 3 Years 20,111 4,304 1,649 459 264 380 9 13 1 27,190 19.9%
GT 3, LE 4 Years 8,189 1,682 1,452 88 150 84 3 9 . 11,657 8.5%
GT 4, LE 5 Years 16,304 2,214 1,759 265 243 65 3 4 . 20,857 15.2%
GT 5, LE 10 Years 12,237 1,310 1,581 49 345 328 1 5 4 15,860 11.6%
GT 10, LE 20 Years 4,935 198 352 . 215 307 2 1 . 6,010 4.4%
GT 20, LE 30 Years 826 11 31 1 51 40 . . 3 963 0.7%
GT 30, LE 40 Years 80 1 5 . 26 3 . . . 115 0.1%
GT 40, LE 50 Years 37 . 1 . 14 . . . . 52 0.0%
GT 50 Years 29 . 1 . 58 . . . . 88 0.1%
Life 158 3 9 . 421 2 . . 1 594 0.4%
Data Unavailable 148 2 1 1 6 3 . . . 161  
Total 97,397 15,832 9,180 8,921 2,169 3,124 39 275 19 136,956 100.0%
Average** 4.5 3.4 4.4 1.6 16.2 3.4 2.5 0.7 8.4 4.3  
Median 3.0 3.0 4.0 1.5 5.5 1.4 1.8 0.2 1.7 3.0  
* 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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