This brief provides an overview of the community corrections system in Florida and some of the pressing issues it is currently facing.

Key Points:

  • From 2012- 2014, 65 percent of individuals leaving prison did not receive any post-release supervision, mainly due to Florida’s “max-out” laws.
  • In 2018, 59 percent of supervision revocations were due to technical revocations, not a new criminal offense.
  • Nearly identically situated individuals sentenced to supervision had a lower recidivism rate than those first sent to prison.