Sentencing - State Sentences And Time Served

months offenses includes prison

The adoption of truth-in-sentencing statutes appears to have resulted, at the state level, in a decrease in the length of sentences imposed but an increase in the total time served, including percent of the sentence imposed actually being spent in prison.

Average sentence lengths can decline while time served can stay the same or increase if mandatory time

TABLE 9.4
Average felony sentence lengths in state courts, by offense and type of sentence, 2002
SOURCE: Matthew R. Durose and Patrick A. Langan, Table 3. "Average Felony Sentence Lengths in State Courts, by Offense and Type of Sentence, 2002," in Felony Sentences in State Courts, 2002, Bureau of Justice Statistics, December 2004, http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/pub/pdf/fssc02.pdf (accessed March 31, 2005)

Maximum sentence length (in months) for felons sentenced to—
Most serious conviction offense Incarceration
Total Prison Jail Probation
Mean
    All offenses 36 mo 53 mo 7 mo 38 mo
Violent offenses 62 mo 84 mo 8 mo 43 mo
Murdera 217 225 10 76
Sexual assaultb 78 100 8 54
    Rape 104 132 9 65
    Other sexual assault 65 84 8 51
Robbery 79 91 11 52
Aggravated assault 37 54 7 39
Other violentc 33 51 8 37
Property offenses 28 mo 41 mo 7 mo 37 mo
Burglary 36 50 7 40
Larcenyd 22 34 6 36
    Motor vehicle theft 18 30 6 33
Fraude 24 38 6 36
Drug offenses 32 mo 48 mo 6 mo 36 mo
Possession 22 35 5 33
Trafficking 38 55 7 39
Weapon offenses 28 mo 38 mo 7 mo 35 mo
Other offensesf 23 mo 38 mo 6 mo 37 mo
Note: For persons receiving a combination of sentences, the sentence designation came from the most severe penalty imposed prison being the most severe, followed by jail, then probation. Prison includes death sentences. Felons receiving a sentence other than incarceration or probation are classified under "probation." Means exclude sentences to death or to life in prison. This table is based on an estimated 945,167 cases.
a Includes nonnegligent manslaughter.
b Includes rape.
c Includes offenses such as negligent manslaughter and kidnapping.
d Includes motor vehicle theft.
e Includes forgery and embezzlement.
f Composed of nonviolent offenses such as receiving stolen property and vandalism.

in prison, as a percent of the sentence, increases. Thus, for instance, a person sentenced to five years serving 60% of his sentence serves as long as a person sentenced to four years who serves 75% of her sentence. In both cases time served will be three years.

Data in Table 9.4, the most recent comprehensive statistical measurement available, show that sentence lengths in 2002 were down almost uniformly from earlier years. Average length of sentence for all offenses was thirty-six months in 2002, down from sixty-nine months in 1990. During the same period, the average sentence for rape dropped from 128 months to 104 months and for robbery from 104 months to seventy-nine months. Only for murder (209 months in 1990 to 217 months in 2002) did the sentence increase in length. The percent of sentence actually served, however, rose during this time. According to Felony Sentences in State Courts, 2002 (Bureau of Justice Statistics, December 2004), in 2002 convicted persons could expect to serve 51% of their sentences, up from 38% in 1990.

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almost 4 years ago

Did 35% time go into effect as of 1/1/2011 for men and womens prisons?

Driving on suspended liscense and taking vehicle without permission. Sentence to two yrs.

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over 4 years ago

My question is for a 4 year sentence for Possession of a controlled substance in Polk County Missouri. If sentenced to 4 years what percentage of time will actually be served?

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over 5 years ago

im interested in finding out about the state prison percentage can anyone tell me if the 85% is going down to 50%?

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over 2 years ago

how much time does a person do to flatten

a two year sentence

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over 3 years ago

what is the percentage in state prison you have to do for broking probation. 65, 85, or 50. please help

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over 2 years ago

My husband has been convicted to 8 years in tdcj he has 188 days time served in county jail he was on probation for a previous charge but hes never been in prison before.would anyone knw how much time he will have to serve??

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over 3 years ago

how can someone be charged with no evidence and the courts just go by hear say. charge for my husband is not true but got charged. NOT fair. what ever happened to innocent til proven guilty.

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over 2 years ago

he was sentenced to 2 years TDCJ. how much time will he actually serve?
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over 3 years ago

My question is first degree felony assault in Nebraska. If given time will this be served in the state penatentiary or local jail?



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about 2 years ago

If you were sentenced to life in prison in the state of Wisconsin, how many years would you serve?

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over 3 years ago

what is 65 percents of a six year term in prison

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about 2 years ago

My husband had already done 16 months in bell county jail, which he had fried his lawyer this was in 08, my husband had the same lawyer which he had dismissed from his case in 08, last month, my husband was found guilty of the same crime which he done 16 months, could that happen and could the state of texas let the lawyer my husband fried get back on his case this time.

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about 2 years ago

If You Are Giving the YOA Sentence in south carolina how much time will i have to serve

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over 2 years ago

i wanna no if he got five to ten how long dose he gotta do before he is eligible for early parole ?

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over 2 years ago

If I am sentenced to ten months in a state prison, for a probation violation, will I serve exactly ten months, less time, or more time?
-Toby

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over 2 years ago

Can the time served in a California jail count as "time served" against a Nevada sentencing?

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about 2 years ago

My son got 55 on burglary, he should get time served for 14 months. How long will he actually be in prison?

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over 2 years ago

If I am sentenced to ten months in a state prison, for a probation violation, will I serve exactly ten months, less time, or more time?
-Toby

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over 2 years ago

I have a friend that got 11years in federal prison,plus he got time served for being in jail for one year, how much time will he have to do in a federal prison?

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over 2 years ago

If I am sentenced to ten months in a state prison, for a probation violation, will I serve exactly ten months, less time, or more time?
-Toby

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over 2 years ago

my husband has 7 yrs, tdc for burg/hab, and 2 yrs for burg/of builg,..but he got concurrent,...i wanna know how much time will he do in total?

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over 2 years ago

My daughter is serving a 17 years sentences for 2nd degree murder,she been look up for almost 7 years are she able to get reduce time.

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about 3 years ago

i have a friend that got 35 years for armed robbery, his offender typr is a straight sentence he been there since 06/1997 how much longer do you think he will have to spend before getting out he is currently incarcerated in south carolina

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over 2 years ago

my husband has never been to prison but he was sentenced to 3yrs on possesion charges. could he be released early and if so how much earlier??

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about 2 years ago

Questions about time cut for texas prisoners.

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over 2 years ago

How much time does a Missouri inmate, with a life sentence for second degree murder, have to serve on average?

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over 2 years ago

I was just wondering how long if u miss your court date for your probation review can thwey keep you in jail ??????

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over 3 years ago

Sean Carney broking probation, had serve 7 years, and broke probation, so they make him redo 10 years I dont think this is correct. he done 3 and 1/2 in prison now,. how the time computation work, is it 65 or 85 % he got to do please help

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over 3 years ago

I am wondering about 2 harrassment to peace officers probation violation. If he takes 5 years running concurrent, what could the expected time he would have to serve be? He has already been in jail for nearly 8 months pending this plea offer.

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about 2 years ago

How much time can some one have to serve for a murder charge

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over 2 years ago

i wanna know how tdc and state jail work together, cause my husband got senteced to tdcj 7 yrs, and then 2 yrs state jail, con current, so how much time will he do all together?

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what is, (Life, 10, 20 CS)

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5 months ago

My husband is currently serving a 1-5 year sentence in the state of WV. how can I total up the number of days that he has previously done and determine the release date? he is a felon, so each day served should count as two days... please help.

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6 months ago

for an 8yr sentence they serve 2already how much time gon be serve on an sexual asdault

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about 2 years ago

Maximum sentence length (in months) for felons sentenced to—
Most serious conviction offense Incarceration
Total Prison Jail Probation
Mean
All offenses 36 mo 53 mo 7 mo 38 mo
Violent offenses 62 mo 84 mo 8 mo 43 mo
Murdera 217 225 10 76
Sexual assaultb 78 100 8 54
Rape 104 132 9 65
Other sexual assault 65 84 8 51
Robbery 79 91 11 52
Aggravated assault 37 54 7 39
Other violentc 33 51 8 37
Property offenses 28 mo 41 mo 7 mo 37 mo
Burglary 36 50 7 40
Larcenyd 22 34 6 36
Motor vehicle theft 18 30 6 33
Fraude 24 38 6 36
Drug offenses 32 mo 48 mo 6 mo 36 mo
Possession 22 35 5 33
Trafficking 38 55 7 39
Weapon offenses 28 mo 38 mo 7 mo 35 mo
Other offensesf 23 mo 38 mo 6 mo 37 mo
Note: For persons receiving a combination of sentences, the sentence designation came from the most severe penalty imposed prison being the most severe, followed by jail, then probation. Prison includes death sentences. Felons receiving a sentence other than incarceration or probation are classified under "probation." Means exclude sentences to death or to life in prison. This table is based on an estimated 945,167 cases.
a Includes nonnegligent manslaughter.
b Includes rape.
c Includes offenses such as negligent manslaughter and kidnapping.
d Includes motor vehicle theft.
e Includes forgery and embezzlement.
f Composed of nonviolent offenses such as receiving stolen property and vandalism.
in prison, as a percent of the sentence, increases. Thus, for instance, a person sentenced to five years serving 60% of his sentence serves as long as a person sentenced to four years who serves 75% of her sentence. In both cases time served will be three years.

Data in Table 9.4, the most recent comprehensive statistical measurement available, show that sentence lengths in 2002 were down almost uniformly from earlier years. Average length of sentence for all offenses was thirty-six months in 2002, down from sixty-nine months in 1990. During the same period, the average sentence for rape dropped from 128 months to 104 months and for robbery from 104 months to seventy-nine months. Only for murder (209 months in 1990 to 217 months in 2002) did the sentence increase in length. The percent of sentence actually served, however, rose during this time. According to Felony Sentences in State Courts, 2002 (Bureau of Justice Statistics, December 2004), in 2002 convicted persons could expect to serve 51% of their sentences, up from 38% in 1990.



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about 2 years ago

Maximum sentence length (in months) for felons sentenced to—
Most serious conviction offense Incarceration
Total Prison Jail Probation
Mean
All offenses 36 mo 53 mo 7 mo 38 mo
Violent offenses 62 mo 84 mo 8 mo 43 mo
Murdera 217 225 10 76
Sexual assaultb 78 100 8 54
Rape 104 132 9 65
Other sexual assault 65 84 8 51
Robbery 79 91 11 52
Aggravated assault 37 54 7 39
Other violentc 33 51 8 37
Property offenses 28 mo 41 mo 7 mo 37 mo
Burglary 36 50 7 40
Larcenyd 22 34 6 36
Motor vehicle theft 18 30 6 33
Fraude 24 38 6 36
Drug offenses 32 mo 48 mo 6 mo 36 mo
Possession 22 35 5 33
Trafficking 38 55 7 39
Weapon offenses 28 mo 38 mo 7 mo 35 mo
Other offensesf 23 mo 38 mo 6 mo 37 mo
Note: For persons receiving a combination of sentences, the sentence designation came from the most severe penalty imposed prison being the most severe, followed by jail, then probation. Prison includes death sentences. Felons receiving a sentence other than incarceration or probation are classified under "probation." Means exclude sentences to death or to life in prison. This table is based on an estimated 945,167 cases.
a Includes nonnegligent manslaughter.
b Includes rape.
c Includes offenses such as negligent manslaughter and kidnapping.
d Includes motor vehicle theft.
e Includes forgery and embezzlement.
f Composed of nonviolent offenses such as receiving stolen property and vandalism.
in prison, as a percent of the sentence, increases. Thus, for instance, a person sentenced to five years serving 60% of his sentence serves as long as a person sentenced to four years who serves 75% of her sentence. In both cases time served will be three years.

Data in Table 9.4, the most recent comprehensive statistical measurement available, show that sentence lengths in 2002 were down almost uniformly from earlier years. Average length of sentence for all offenses was thirty-six months in 2002, down from sixty-nine months in 1990. During the same period, the average sentence for rape dropped from 128 months to 104 months and for robbery from 104 months to seventy-nine months. Only for murder (209 months in 1990 to 217 months in 2002) did the sentence increase in length. The percent of sentence actually served, however, rose during this time. According to Felony Sentences in State Courts, 2002 (Bureau of Justice Statistics, December 2004), in 2002 convicted persons could expect to serve 51% of their sentences, up from 38% in 1990.



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about 2 years ago

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about 2 years ago

My husband had already done 16 months in bell county jail, which he had fried his lawyer this was in 08, my husband had the same lawyer which he had dismissed from his case in 08, last month, my husband was found guilty of the same crime which he done 16 months, could that happen and could the state of texas let the lawyer my husband fried get back on his case this time.

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about 2 years ago

My husband had already done 16 months in bell county jail, which he had fried his lawyer this was in 08, my husband had the same lawyer which he had dismissed from his case in 08, last month, my husband was found guilty of the same crime which he done 16 months, could that happen and could the state of texas let the lawyer my husband fried get back on his case this time.

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about 2 years ago

My husband had already done 16 months in bell county jail, which he had fried his lawyer this was in 08, my husband had the same lawyer which he had dismissed from his case in 08, last month, my husband was found guilty of the same crime which he done 16 months, could that happen and could the state of texas let the lawyer my husband fried get back on his case this time.

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about 2 years ago

My husband had already done 16 months in bell county jail, which he had fried his lawyer this was in 08, my husband had the same lawyer which he had dismissed from his case in 08, last month, my husband was found guilty of the same crime which he done 16 months, could that happen and could the state of texas let the lawyer my husband fried get back on his case this time.

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about 2 years ago

My husband had already done 16 months in bell county jail, which he had fried his lawyer this was in 08, my husband had the same lawyer which he had dismissed from his case in 08, last month, my husband was found guilty of the same crime which he done 16 months, could that happen and could the state of texas let the lawyer my husband fried get back on his case this time.

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about 2 years ago

My husband had already done 16 months in bell county jail, which he had fried his lawyer this was in 08, my husband had the same lawyer which he had dismissed from his case in 08, last month, my husband was found guilty of the same crime which he done 16 months, could that happen and could the state of texas let the lawyer my husband fried get back on his case this time.