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Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Michael D. Crews

Florida Department of Corrections
Michael D. Crews, Secretary

INMATE RELEASES AND TIME SERVED

General Characteristics of FY 1999-00 Prison Releases

TOTAL RELEASES 24,317 100.0%
Gender
 
 
Male
22,393
92.1%
Female
1,924
7.9%
Race
 
 
White
10,318
42.4%
Black
13,515
55.6%
Other
484
2.0%
Age
 
 
17 & Under
95
0.4%
18-24
4,852
20.0%
25-34
8,426
34.7%
35-49
9,469
38.9%
50-59
1,135
4.7%
60+
324
1.3%
Missing
16
 
Prior DC Prison Commitments*
 
 
0
11,949
49.1%
1
5,275
21.7%
2
3,003
12.3%
3
1,904
7.8%
4+
2,168
8.9%
Missing
18
0.1%


Releases by Offense Type

Chart: Violent (37.9%), Property (29.3%), Drug (25.6%), Other (7.2%)

* One of the following conditions must occur for a crime to be defined as violent under this definition; actual physical harm or threat of physical harm, or a reasonable probability existed that individual criminal acts could have resulted in unintended physical harm or the threat of physical harm.


Prison Releases Over Five Years

Number rose from 22,720 in 95-96 to 24,317 in 99-00


Type of Offense Number Percent Average Sentence Length in Years* Average Age at Release
Murder/Manslaughter
1,088
4.5%
15.9
36.9
Sexual Offenses
1,368
5.6%
8.9
38.1
Robbery
2,870
11.8%
7.8
31.1
Violent Personal Offenses
3,346
13.8%
4.2
33.5
Burglary
4,483
18.4%
4.9
31.7
Theft/Forgery/Fraud
3,015
12.4%
3.4
34.4
Drug Offenses
6,223
25.6%
3.4
34.5
Weapons
828
3.4%
3.3
32.3
Other
1,096
4.5%
2.9
36.0
* Sentence lengths of 50 years or longer, life and death are coded as 50 years for calculations of averages.