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NCJ Number: 122097 Find in a Library
Title: Australian Prison Trends
Journal: Criminology Australia  Volume:1  Issue:1  Dated:(June/July 1989)  Pages:11
Author(s): J Walker
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 1
Type: Survey
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: Australia
Annotation: The number of inmates in Australian prisons as of March 1989 totaled 11,835 and included 11,221 males and 614 females.
Abstract: The number of sentenced prisoners received in all jurisdictions during March 1989 totaled 1,741, of which about 108 were imprisoned. As of March 1, the actual number of prisoners in custody was 11,894, including 1,990 prisoners on remand. In New South Wales, 484 males and 25 females were in periodic detention centers on the first Sunday of March, and these figures are not included in the preceding statistics. An increase of 91 prisoners in the daily average for New South Wales during March contrasted with the relative stability of prison populations in other jurisdictions. Queensland prisons experienced a large increase in sentenced receptions, about equally shared between fine defaulters and others. In most jurisdictions, including Victoria and Queensland, remand rates continued at record levels. The number of prisoners on work release programs totaled 107 in New South Wales, 14 in Queensland, and 1 in South Australia. In Western Australia, work release has been replaced by the new Community Based Work and Development Orders. 3 tables.
Main Term(s): Inmate statistics
Index Term(s): Australia; Foreign crime statistics
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