Series VPRS 10874
Register of Prisoners Received and Discharged, "J" Division
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Date Range: Series 1850 - 1996
  Series in Custody 1937 - 1985
  Contents 1937 - 1985
Public Access: Closed
Location: North Melbourne
Format of Records: Physical
 
Agency which created this SeriesAgency which created this Series
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Date Range Agency Title Agency Number
1850 - 1996 His Majesty's Gaol, Pentridge (known as Pentridge Prison) VA 863
Agency currently responsible for this SeriesAgency currently responsible for this Series
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1996 - 2003 Correctional Services (known as CORE, the Public Correctional Enterprise) VA 4367
2003 - cont Corrections Victoria VA 4819
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  • How to use the Records
    Researchers will need to know the approximate date the person they are interested in was sent to prison. Researchers should then scan the consignment details for the appropriate unit number.

  • Function / Content
    This series was created to provide a record of prisoners being admitted to a particular prison or section of a prison and, in some cases, details of their discharge from that prison.

    It should be noted that some of the volumes in this series may only relate to admissions, some may relate only to discharges and some may include details of both admission and discharge.

    It is not known why a particular prison uses a variety of different formats to record admission/discharge information, although it appears the smaller the prison the more likely it is that the two activities are combined in one volume.

    Information included in each volume can vary greatly but may include the prisoner number, name of prisoner, date of trial, date of remand, sentence, offence committed, birthplace (either expressed as a country or a state), religion and age. Some volumes may also contain physical descriptions of prisoners.

    The discharge component contains information such as the prisoner number, name of prisoner, when discharged, how discharged (ie. parole) and where discharged.

    Some of the volumes from the 1980s contain abbreviations that are still subject to further research as at February 1999.

    This series also contains details of female prisoner admissions prior to 1953. After 1953 the admissions and discharge records of female prisoners are serialised as VPRS 4833.

    VPRS 518/P0, unit 3, was reserialised to become VPRS 10874/P3 in September 2002.

  • Recordkeeping System
    Entries are arranged chronologically according to date of admission or discharge. It should be noted that as these records were found in various parts of the prison there may be an overlap of some dates between volumes.

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- 1953 Admission and Discharge Register, Female VPRS 4833
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Consignment Number Contents Date Range Public Access No. of Units
P0000 1964 - 1969 Closed 1
P0001 1937 - 1985 Closed 20
P0002 1945 - 1951 Closed 3
P0003 1939 - 1943 Closed 1
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