This section includes statistics on the number of inmates who were released from the Florida prison system during the period of July 1, 2015, through June 30, 2016. 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.
Summary of Inmates Released in FY 2015-16
In FY 2015-16, 31,957 offenders were released from Florida’s prisons, a 2.2% decrease from FY 2014-15. Most of the permanent releases (19,843 or 62.1%) were released because their sentences expired and approximately 15.8% (5,050) were released to probation or community control. Additionally, 16.8% (5,377) were released to conditional release supervision, a type of supervision for more serious offenders.
The majority of offenders released in FY 2015-16 were white (16,834 or 52.7%) and male (28,171 or 88.2%). An estimated 35.3% were between the ages of 25-34 (11,266) and 34.2% were between the ages of 35 and 49 (10,928). There were approximately 31% serving time for violent offenses (9,890) and 32.3% were serving time for property crimes (10,324).
Permanent Inmate Releases Compared Over Five Fiscal Years