The Florida Department of Corrections listed approximately 167,000 people as of June 30, 2017, who were on active felony probation. Nearly 30,000 probationers had allegations of a probation violation pending because they violated their VOP order. The number of individuals on misdemeanor probation with pending probation violations are even higher.
Many probationers with an active VOP warrant live out of state and may be subject to the extradition process. Extradition for a probation violation case is when the person will be arrested in another state and then held until Florida comes and picks them up to transport them back to the county where the warrant originated.
Violation of probation statistics in Florida show that Probation Officers collected more than $72 million from probationers in restitution and other costs in FY 2013-14. If a person is arrested on the VOP warrant, the sheriff's office in one county will hold the inmate until he is transported back to the county where the warrant originated.