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Rick Scott, Governor
Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Michael D. Crews

Florida Department of Corrections
Timothy H. Cannon, Interim Secretary

COMMUNITY SUPERVISION ADMISSIONS

Sentence Length
(Supervision Admissions for FY 1999-00)

Category Original Sentence Probation Drug Offender Probation Community Control Pretrial Intervention Post-Prison Release Parole Conditional Release Other Post-Prison Release Total Percent Cumulative Percent
1 Year or less
13,885
845
1,618
5,252
101
2,704
278
24,683
25.7%
25.7%
GT1, LE 2 Yrs.*
25,393
5,170
5,366
3,872
114
521
1
40,437
42.1%
67.8%
GT 2 LE 3 Yrs.
11,099
1,834
2,843
62
117
356
0
16,311
17.0%
84.8%
GT 3 LE 4 Yrs.
2,239
327
1,472
7
73
224
0
4,342
4.5%
89.3%
GT 4, LE 5 Yrs.
4,454
279
1,522
9
58
140
0
6,462
6.7%
96.0%
GT 5, LE 6 Yrs.
345
28
305
1
25
100
0
804
0.8%
96.9%
GT 6, LE 7 Yrs.
189
10
178
0
34
58
0
469
0.5%
97.3%
GT 7, LE 8 Yrs.
162
1
46
1
17
45
1
273
0.3%
97.6%
GT 8, LE 9 Yrs.
68
2
36
1
16
82
2
207
0.2%
97.8%
GT 9. LE 10 Yrs.
873
31
152
1
21
30
1
1,109
1.2%
99.0%
GT 10, LE 12 Yrs.
90
1
111
0
13
29
0
244
0.3%
99.2%
GT 12, LE 15 Yrs.
306
2
77
0
17
26
1
429
0.4%
99.7%
GT 15, LE 20 Yrs.
79
3
21
0
15
11
0
129
0.1%
99.8%
GT 20, LE 30 Yrs.
50
1
7
0
7
2
0
67
0.1%
99.9%
GT 30, LE 40 Yrs.
3
0
0
0
9
0
0
12
0.0%
99.9%
GT 40, LE 50 Yrs.
4
0
1
0
2
0
0
7
0.0%
99.9%
GT 50 Yrs.
4
0
2
1
14
1
0
22
0.0%
99.9%
Life
23
0
1
0
33
0
0
57
0.1%
100.0%
Data Unavailable
540
40
131
45
35
26
6
823
 
 
TOTAL
59,806
8,574
13,889
9,252
721
4,355
290
96,887
100.0%
100.0%
Average**
2.5
2.2
3.0
1.2
8.1
1.8
0.4
2.4
 
 
Median**
2.0
2.0
2.0
1.0
3.0
0.6
0.2
2.0
 
 
Mode
GT1,LE2
GT1,LE2
GT1,LE2
LE1
GT2,LE3
LE1
LE1
GT1,LE2
 
 
*GT-Greater than, LE-Less than or equal to. **Sentence lengths of 50 years or longer and life are coded as 50 years for calculations of averages and medians.

Average Sentence Length for Community
Supervision Admissions is 2.4 Years

  • The majority (67.8%) of those admitted to community supervision in FY 1999-00 are serving sentences of two years or less.
  • The average sentence length for all those admitted to community supervision in FY 1999-00 is 2.4 years, compared to 2.5 years in FY 1995-96.
  • Those admitted to parole in FY 1999-00 are serving an average sentence length of 8.1 years while those on pretrial intervention serve an average of 1.2 years.
  • Of the 721 offenders placed on parole in FY 1999-00, only 92 of them were released from Florida’s prisons while 607 came from other states.
  • The average sentence length for parole has increased about one year over the last five years. In FY 1995-96, the average sentence length for those admitted to parole was 7.2 years, compared to 8.1 years this fiscal year.
  • Over the past five years, the average sentence lengths of male and female community supervision admissions have remained similar. In FY 1999-00 male admissions were sentenced to an average of 2.5 years and women to 2.2 years, while five years ago men were sentenced to 2.5 years and women 2.3 years.