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Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Julie L. Jones

Florida Department of Corrections
Julie L. Jones, Secretary

For Immediate Release
March 20, 1997
For More Information Contact:
Public Affairs Office
(850) 488-0420

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 releases:

  • 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  • 7/1/88: Administrative Gain Time repealed
  • 1/18/93: Provisional Credits repealed and Emergency Gain Time repealed
  • 1995: Basic Gain Time repealed (1/3 off of sentence at beginning of time served)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.

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