Prison Releasee Reoffender (PRR) in Florida

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).

Under Florida law, the PRR applies to a defendant who:

  • commits a felony;
  • within 3 years of release from federal or state prison;
  • for a crime punishable by at least 1 year in prison in the state of Florida.

Minimum Mandatory Provisions of PRR in Florida

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:

  • 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 short 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.

The criminal defense attorneys at Sammis Law Firm represent clients charged with the most serious felony offenses in Tampa, FL, and throughout the greater Tampa Bay area.

This article was last updated on Friday, August 7, 2020.