On October 31, 2003, there were 152,340 active or active-suspense offenders on community supervision.
|Post Prison Release||5,558||3.6%|
The majority of those on supervision in October were convicted of a property (34.8%) or violent (27.2%) offense.
In 1972, inmate Michael V. Costello filed the now famous Costello vs. Wainwright lawsuit which addressed issues of overcrowding, sanitation, food and health care in prisons. It would be 21 years before the cases were settled. Costello remaines in prison with a life sentence. Learn more on The History of Corrections at www.dc.state.fl.us/oth/timeline/1970-1975.html.