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

Florida Department of Corrections
Timothy H. Cannon, Interim Secretary

INMATE RELEASES AND TIME SERVED

24,317 Inmates Released;
Served Average 78.8% of Sentences

This section includes statistics on the number of inmates who were released from the Florida prison system during the period of July 1, 1999 through June 30, 2000. 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 ten 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.

  • In FY 1999-00, 24,317 offenders were released from Florida’s prisons.
  • Most of them (14,559 or 55.5%) were released because their sentences expired.
  • Slightly more than 18% (4,446) were released to conditional release supervision, a type of supervision for more serious offenders.
  • Almost 17% (4,105) were released to probation or community control.
  • The majority of offenders released in FY 1999-00 were black (13,515 or 55.6%) and male (22,393 or 92.1%).
  • Almost 40% were between the ages of 35 and 49 (9,469).
  • Almost 39% were serving time for violent offenses (9,228).

Permanent Inmate Releases
FY 1990-91 to FY 1999-00

Chart: Fell from 35,416 in 90-91 to 24,317 in 99-00

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