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Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Michael D. Crews

Florida Department of Corrections
Michael D. Crews, Secretary

Table 1
Comparison of State Prison Sentence Length to Estimated Number of
Years Served for Selected Offenses
Pre-1994 vs. 1994-95 Sentencing Guidelines Policy
  Avg. Sentence Length in Years Est. # of Years Served
Primary Offense FY 1992-93 Pre-1994 Guidelines Policy FY 1995-96 1994-95 Guidelines Policy Diff. FY 1992-93 Pre-1994 Guidelines Policy* FY 1995-96 1994-95 Guidelines Policy** Diff.
2nd Degree Murder 18.3 23.1 +4.8 9.2 18.4 +9.2
Manslaughter 9.2 8.5 -0.7 4.6 6.6 +2.0
1st Degree Sexual Battery 10.1 10.0 -0.1 5.1 8.0 +3.0
Lewd/Lascivious Behavior 6.6 5.8 -0.8 3.3 4.7 +1.4
Robbery with Weapon 9.2 7.8 -1.4 4.6 6.0 +1.4
Aggravated Battery 4.7 4.2 -0.5 2.3 3.2 +0.9
Burglary of Structure 3.9 2.7 -1.2 2.0 2.1 +0.2
Burglary of Dwelling 5.8 4.2 -1.7 2.9 3.3 +0.3
Grand Theft 3.7 3.1 -0.6 1.8 2.5 +0.6
Grand Theft, Automobile 3.4 2.4 -1.0 1.7 1.9 +0.2
Stolen Property 5.2 3.4 -1.8 2.6 2.7 +0.1
Weapons, Possession 4.2 3.4 -0.8 2.1 2.6 +0.5
Drugs, Man./Sale/Purch. 4.2 2.5 -1.7 2.1 2.0 -0.2
Drugs, Trafficking 6.6 6.4 -0.1 3.3 4.9 +1.6
Drugs, Possession/Other 2.9 1.9 -1.1 1.5 1.5 0.0
*The Pre-1994 Guidelines Policy estimates of time served are based on FY 1992-93 sentences to state prison, assuming 33% basic gain-time reduction and 25% incentive gain-time reduction of state prison sentences, and excluding offenses committed before 1/1/91. The estimates assume no early prison release through the control release program, used until December 1994 to reduce prison overcrowding.
**The 1994-95 Guidelines Policy estimates of time served are based on FY 1995-96 sentences to state prison, assuming 75% of sentence served for offenses committed between 1/1/94 and 9/30/95 and 85% of sentence served for offenses committed on or after 10/1/95.