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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

Facts about Time Served...

  • The average amount of time served for all offenders released in FY 1999-00 was 39.2 months or 78.8% of their court-imposed sentences.
  • In the last month of the fiscal year (June 2000), offenders released from Florida’s prisons were serving an average of 80.9% of their court-imposed sentences. (Offenders with offense dates on or after October 1, 1995 are required to serve a minimum of 85% of their court-imposed sentence prior to their release.)
  • The average percentage of sentence served for released offenders has much more than doubled in the last ten years, from 33.1% in June 1990 to 80.9% in June 2000.

Type of Release From Prison (FY 1999-00)
Total 24,317

Chart: Expiration of Sentence (59.9%), Conditional Release (18.3%), Expiration of Sentence to Probation/CC (16.9%), Sentence Vacated (1.7%), Other (3.2%)


Average Percentage of Sentence Served
Over Eight Years

Chart: All Offenders rose from 37.0% in June 93 to 80.9% in June 2000.  Violent rose from 47.4% in June 93 to 77.4% in June 2000