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

Florida Department of Corrections
Timothy H. Cannon, Interim Secretary

Correctional Probation Officer at offender's house

Offenders on Supervision

On October 31, 2003, there were 152,340 active or active-suspense offenders on community supervision.


Types of Supervision (October 31, 2003)

Probation 126,554 83.1%
Community Control 12,156 8.0%
Pre-Trial Intervention 8,067 5.3%
Post Prison Release 5,558 3.6%
Other 5 0.0%
Total 152,340 100.0%


The majority of those on supervision in October were convicted of a property (34.8%) or violent (27.2%) offense.

In October:

  • 8,911 offenders were admitted to supervision
  • 2,532 successfully completed their supervision
  • 4,466 had supervision revoked for a new offense (30.7%) or technical violation (69.3%)
Martin Tabert

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.