Incarceration history cluster
Identifying and definitional attributes
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The Incarceration history cluster defines a prison entrant's incarceration history.
Collection and usage attributes
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The Incarceration history cluster combines the two data elements: Prison entrant—type of corrective services facility, code N and Prison entrant—number of times in prison or juvenile detention, total number N[N] to define the number of times a prison entrant has been detained in a juvenile detention centre and /or adult prison.
As this data cluster aims to collect the prison entrant's previous history of incarceration, both data elements may be applicable to the one prisoner. That is, a prisoner may have previously been detained in both a juvenile detention centre (as a juvenile offender) and then in a prison (as an adult offender).
Information on a person's incarceration history is collected during the reception assessment on the National Prisoner Health Data Collection Prison Entrants form.
Source and reference attributes
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
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See also Prison entrant—age at first detention, total years N[NN]
See also Prison entrant—first time in prison or juvenile detention indicator, prisoner health yes/no/unknown code N
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