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Michael D. Crews, Secretary

Monthly Report for November 2009

Time Served and Percentage of Sentence Served in Florida's Prisons

Inmates Released in November 2009

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Prepared by:
Florida Department of Corrections
Bureau of Research and Data Analysis
Walter A. McNeil, Secretary

This report documents long-term and short-term changes in time-served (includes total time-served in jail and prison) and percentage of sentence served for inmates (all and violent) released from Florida’s prisons. (See Appendix for definition of violent offenders and percentage of sentence served calculation).

  1. Summary of Short-Term Trends:

    There were 3,024 offenders released from Florida’s prisons in November 2009.  Of these 3,024 offenders released, 880 (29.1%) were violent offenders.

    2,982 (95.2%) of the inmate releases had sentences that fell under the 85% of sentence served law.

    1. Number of Months Served:
      • The average number of months served by all offenders released in November 2009 was 35.5 months.
      • The average number of months served by violent offenders released in November 2009 was 51.3 months.
    2. Percentage of Sentence Served:
      • Offenders released in November 2009 served an average of 86.7% of their sentence.
      • Violent offenders released in November 2009 served an average of 84.7% of their sentence.

  2. Summary of Long-Term Trends:
    • The average percentage of sentence served for released offenders has significantly increased in the last 10 years (November 1999, 79.3% versus November 2009, 86.7%).
    • The average percentage of sentence served for violent offenders released has also significantly increased in the last 10 years (November 1999, 74.3% versus November 2009, 84.7%).

  3. Graphs

Average Months Served November 2007 - November 2009 (All/Violent Offenders)

Average Months Served November 2007 - November 2009 (All/Violent Offenders)

Average Percent of Sentence Served November 2007 - November 2009 (All/Violent Offenders)

Average Percent of Sentence Served November 2007 - November 2009 (All/Violent Offenders)

Average Percent of Sentence Served November 1999 - November 2009 (All/Violent Offenders)



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Florida Department of Corrections
Bureau of Research and Data Analysis
Direct questions to :
Jami Dunsford or Dena French
(850) 488-1801
2601 Blair Stone Road
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2500
or visit our web site at www.dc.state.fl.us