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

Florida Department of Corrections
Michael D. Crews, Secretary

Section 3. Length of Sentence

NOTES: This section provides detailed information on the length of sentence, concentrating attention on state prison sentences.

FINDINGS:

  • The youngest and oldest offenders received the longest average state prison sentences (Table 1).
  • Males received longer prison sentence lengths, averaging 52.6 months, compared to 37.0 for females (Table 2).
  • White and black offenders differed little in sentence length (average 51.9 months for whites 50.9 for blacks), but "other" offenders were sentenced to more than 10 months above the average for blacks and whites (Table 3).
  • Sex and race differences in the length of community control, probation, and county jail sentences were small. As with prison sentences, the small number of offenders age 17 and under received the longest sentences for community control, probation, and county jail (Tables 5, 6, 7).

List of Tables and Figures for Part III, Section 3

Table 1 Prison Sentence Length by Age at Sentencing
Table 2 Prison Sentence Length by Gender
Table 3 Prison Sentence Length by Race
Table 4 Length of Prison Sentence by Judicial Circuit
Table 5 Age by Average Sentence Length in Months
Table 6 Gender by Average Sentence Length in Months
Table 7 Race by Average Sentence Length in Months