Incarceration history cluster

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Data Set Specification
METeOR identifier:627173
Registration status:Health, Standard 28/04/2016
DSS type:Data Element Cluster

The Incarceration history cluster defines a prison entrant's incarceration history.

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:

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).

Collection methods:

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

Submitting organisation:

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:

Supersedes Incarceration history cluster Health, Superseded 28/04/2016

See also Prison entrant—age at first detention, total years N[NN] Health, Standard 28/04/2016

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

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:

Prison entrants NBEDS Health, Standard 28/04/2016

Parent DSS specific attributes +

Metadata items in this Data Set Specification

Seq No.Metadata item Obligation Max occurs
1Prison entrant—number of times in prison or juvenile detention, total number N[N]Mandatory1
2Prison entrant—type of corrective services facility, code NMandatory2