Florida Commission on Offender Review (Seal) State of Florida - In God We Trust

Melinda N. Coonrod, Chairman

Florida Commission on Offender Review


SERVING THE CITIZENS OF FLORIDA SINCE 1941

(850) 922-0000

Release Types

Parole
Conditional Release
Conditional Medical Release
Addiction Recovery Supervision
Control Release
Frequently Asked Questions

Release Types

Post Release

Contact the Office of the Commission Clerk: (850) 488-1293

Conditional Release

In 1988, the Florida Legislature created the Conditional Release Program and placed it under the administration of the Commission (see Chapters 947, 948, and 960, Florida Statutes). Conditional Release requires mandatory post-prison supervision for inmates who are sentenced for certain violent crimes and who have served a prior felony commitment at a state or federal correctional institution , or who are sentenced as a habitual offender, violent habitual offender, violent career criminal, or court designated sexual predator. Unlike parole, conditional release is not discretionary release.

Upon release from prison, inmates who are subject to conditional release are supervised for a period of time equal to the gain-time that they received in prison. These offenders are subject to strict conditions of supervision set by the Commission and this supervision can be revoked and the releasee returned to prison if the Commission determines that a willful and substantial violation of supervision has occurred.

Conditional Medical Release

In 1992, the Florida Legislature created Conditional Medical Release (see Chapters 947, 948, and 960, Florida Statutes). This a discretionary release allowing the Commission to release inmates on supervision who the Florida Department of Corrections deem “terminally ill” or “permanently incapacitated” and who are not a danger to others. This supervision can be revoked and the releasee returned to prison if the Commission determines that a willful and substantial violation of supervision has occurred.

Addiction Recovery Supervision

In 2001, the Legislature created the Addiction Recovery Supervision Program and placed it under the Commission’s administration (see Chapters 944, 947, 948, Florida Statues).

This program requires mandatory post-prison supervision for offenders released from a state correctional facility who have a history of substance abuse or addiction or have participated in any drug treatment, and have not been convicted of a disqualifying offense. 

The law requires the Commission to set the terms and conditions of supervision, this supervision can be revoked and the releasee returned to prison if the Commission determines that a willful and substantial violation of supervision has occurred.

Control Release

In 1989, the Florida Legislature created the Control Release Authority (see Chapters 947 and 948, Florida Statutes). This program is a prison population management system administered by the Commission to maintain the prison population between  99 and 100 percent of its total capacity.

The Commission does not currently review the inmate population for discretionary release under this authority as there are sufficient prison beds for the current prison population. There are, however, a small number of control releasees who are still under supervision. This supervision can be revoked and the releasee returned to prison if the Commission determines that a willful and substantial violation of supervision has occurred.