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Today All Inmates Serve a Minimum of 85%
Despite recent decisions by the U.S. Supreme Court, the Florida
Department of Corrections no longer releases inmates early to
control overcrowding. A list of recent highlights concerning early
1983: Parole abolished
2/5/87: Administrative Gain Time Statute enacted
7/1/88: Administrative Gain Time repealed
1/18/93: Provisional Credits repealed and Emergency Gain Time
1995: Basic Gain Time repealed (1/3 off of sentence at beginning
of time served)
1995: Life is Life in prison
1995: All inmates convicted of felonies on or after 10/1/95
shall serve a minimum of 85% sentence received.
1995: Inmates can only accumulate Incentive Gain Time to reduce
their sentence by 15%.
If an inmate gets a disciplinary report, he/she can be denied
Incentive Gain Time up to six months.
Inmates in Florida prisons are required to work to help defray
the cost of running prisons.