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Incarceration history cluster

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Set Specification
METeOR identifier:Help on this term398973
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Superseded 28/04/2016
DSS type:Help on this termData Element Cluster
Scope:Help on this termThese data elements are used in conjunction with each other to provide information on a prison entrant's incarceration history. 

Collection and usage attributes

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The Incarceration history cluster provides information on the total number of times a prison entrant has been in custody in a juvenile detention centre or a prison. This is achieved by the combination of the two data elements: Prison entrant—type of corrective services facility, code N, and Prison entrant—number of times in prison or juvenile detention.

The Incarceration history cluster describes data on:


Juvenile detention centre Adult prison
Number of times in custody N[N] N[N]


As this data cluster aims to collect the prison entrant's previous history of incarceration, both items 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).

Collection methods:Help on this termInformation on a person's incarceration history is collected during the reception assessment on the National Prisoner Health Census Prison Entrants form.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termAustralian Institute of Health and Welfare

Relational attributes

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Has been superseded by Incarceration history cluster Health, Standard 28/04/2016

See also Prison entrant—age at first detention, total years NN Health, Superseded 28/04/2016

See also Prison entrant—first time in prison or juvenile detention indicator, yes/no code N Health, Superseded 28/04/2016

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term

Prison entrants DSS Health, Superseded 28/04/2016

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Seq No.Help on this termMetadata itemHelp on this term ObligationHelp on this term Max occursHelp on this term
1Prison entrant—number of times in prison or juvenile detention, total number N[N]Mandatory1
2Prison entrant—type of corrective services facility, code NMandatory2
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