Saturday, October 5, 2013

Comment: Florida's Prison Diversion Statute, Section 921.00241

Hon. William H. Burgess, III, B.C.S.

Notwithstanding section 921.0024, Fla. Stat., and effective for offenses committed after July 1, 2009, a court may divert from the state correctional system a defendant who would otherwise be sentenced to a state facility by sentencing the defendant to a nonstate prison sanction as provided in section 921.00241(2).1 A defendant may be sentenced to a nonstate prison sanction if the offender meets all of the following criteria: