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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 FelonyLife with no parole. Must serve 100% of the sentence.
First Degree Felony30 years with no parole. Must serve 100% of the sentence.
Second Degree Felony15 years with no parole. Must serve 100% of the sentence.
Third Degree Felony5 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:

  • Treason;
  • Murder;
  • Manslaughter;
  • Sexual Battery;
  • Carjacking;
  • Home-invasion robbery;
  • Robbery;
  • Arson;
  • Kidnapping;
  • 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.

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