Prison Releasee Reoffender (PRR) under Florida Law
Florida law provides for certain statutory enhanced penalties for any person designated as a Prison Releasee Reoffender (often called the “PRR” under Florida law). The provisions for Prison Releasee Reoffender (PRR) can be found in Florida Statute Section 775.082(9)(a)(1).
|Prison Releasee Reoffender (PRR)|
|Life Felony||Life with no parole. Must serve 100% of the sentence.|
|First Degree Felony||30 years with no parole. Must serve 100% of the sentence.|
|Second Degree Felony||15 years with no parole. Must serve 100% of the sentence.|
|Third Degree Felony||5 years with no parole. Must serve 100% of the sentence.|
Under Florida law, the prison releasee reoffender (PRR) statute requires the court to determine if while servicing a sentence of imprisonment for more than one year, or on escape status, or within three years of release from a facility operated by the Department of Corrections or a private vendor or another state or territory, the Defendant committed, or attempted to commit one of the following felony offenses:
- Sexual Battery;
- Home-invasion robbery;
- Aggravated Assault with a deadly weapon;
- Aggravated Battery;
- Aggravated stalking;
- Aircraft piracy;
- Unlawful throw, place or discharge of destructive device or bomb;
- Any felony that involves the use or threat of physical force or violence against an individual;
- Armed burglary;
- Burglary of a dwelling or burglary of an occupied structure (See Bradshaw v. State, 891 So.2d 1184 (2nd 2005); or
- Any felony violation of Florida Statute Section 790.07, 800.04, 827.03, and 827.071.
Disclaimer: This summary does not explain every aspect of the enhanced sentencing penalties under Florida law. Instead, the summary is intended to provide general information that might act as a starting point for further research.
This article was last updated on Friday, February 2, 2018.