Person—legal status of prisoner, detention status code N

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Data Element
Short name:Legal status of prisoner
METeOR identifier:640895
Registration status:Health, Standard 29/06/2016
Definition:

The legal status of a prisoner, as represented by a code.

Data Element Concept:Person—legal status of prisoner

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Code
Data type:Number
Format:N
Maximum character length:1
Permissible values:
ValueMeaning
1Remand
2Sentenced
Supplementary values:
9Unknown

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:

For use in Prisoner health data collections. If this value domain is to be used with other metadata then 'Unknown' would map to code 8.

CODE 1 Remand

Remand refers to a person who is held in prison while awaiting the outcome of a court hearing.

CODE 2 Sentenced

Sentenced prisoners are those persons who have received a term of imprisonment from a court. This includes offenders who have been given an indeterminate sentence or custodial order, for example, persons detained under the 'Governor's/His/Her Majesty's Pleasure' and forensic patients, or those who have received a life sentence.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:

This data element is used in conjunction with the data element: Prison—number of prisoners released, number N[NN] and Person—prisoner health discharge summary indicator, yes/no code N to obtain information on the proportion of prisoners released from a prison who have a health-related discharge summary at the time of their release.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:

Supersedes Person—legal status of prisoner, code N Health, Superseded 29/06/2016

See also Person—prisoner health discharge summary indicator, yes/no code N Health, Standard 25/08/2011

See also Prison—number of prisoners released, number N[NN] Health, Standard 28/04/2016

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:

Prisoner health discharge summary cluster Health, Standard 28/04/2016