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Julie L. Jones, Secretary

Monthly Status Report August 2008
Community Supervision Population Summary

Report Logo: Supervised Population Monthly Status Report

This Monthly Status Report provides a brief profile of Florida's community supervision population. The supervision population consists of all offenders on supervision through specific court placement or other assignment to a community-based program as a condition of prison release. The overall population on the last day of the month is broken down into status types:

  • Active - offender is currently supervised in the community per conditions of supervision.
  • Active-Suspense - offender is unavailable for direct supervision, may be incarcerated, hospital, etc., during supervision term, but is still monitored by a probation officer
  • Out of State - Florida offender transfers supervision to another state, the Department of Corrections continues to monitor compliance of conditions
  • Absconder - offender absconds from supervision, whereabouts are unknown and court issues a warrant for violation

Supervision types are divided into Original Sentence, Post Prison Release and Other Supervision Types. These represent the actual types of supervision imposed by the court or the Parole Commission. As of August 31, 2008:

  • 158,099 offenders on Active or Active-Suspense Community Supervision
    • 152,826 serving an original sentence
    • 5,262 on Post-Prison Release
    • 10 on other types of supervision
    • 1 Unknown supervision type
  • 2,091 Offenders on electronic monitoring
    • 109 Radio Frequency
    • 1,982 Active Global Positioning
      • 881 Global Positioning under Jessica Lunsford Act
      • 1,101 Other Global Positioning
  • Region II has the highest active supervised population with 33,127 offenders
  • The average Probation sentence is 3.7 years (includes life sentences)
Questions pertaining to the statistics in this report or requests for additional reports should be directed to:

Research Manager
Bureau of Research and Data Analysis
Florida Department of Corrections
(850) 488-1801

This report is now available on the internet at

More specific information about this population is available upon request.

Report Contents

Community Supervision Offender Population by Type of Supervision

Community Supervision Offender Population by Budget Entity

Community Supervision Offender Population Demographic Information

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