Series VPRS 11765
Male Prisoner Index Cards
About this Series Related Series Accessing the records in this Series
Date Range: Series 1948 - 1985
  Series in Custody Circa 1948 - 1985
  Contents Circa 1948 - 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
1948 - 1960 Penal and Gaols Branch, Chief Secretary's Department VA 1464
1960 - 1971 Social Welfare Branch, Chief Secretary's Department VA 2784
1971 - 1979 Social Welfare Department VA 946
1979 - 1983 Department of Community Welfare Services VA 613
1983 - 1985 Office of Corrections VA 1063
Agency currently responsible for this SeriesAgency currently responsible for this Series
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Date Range Agency Title Agency Number
1992 - 2003 Department of Justice VA 3085
2003 - cont Corrections Victoria VA 4819
Description of this SeriesDescription of this Series
  • How to use the Records
    Locate prisoner surname on the consignment details and note the unit number.

  • Function / Content
    This series was used to index male prisoner names and provide access to their prisoner number.

    Each index card provides information such as prisoner name and alias if there was one, prisoner number, prison officer or prison to whom the prisoner was issued, date of issue and date of return. In some cases the card also indicates the date a prisoner was discharged.

  • Recordkeeping System
    The cards are arranged alphabetically by prisoner surname and provide access to the Prisoner Classification Files VPRS 8818.

    Prior to their arrangement into alphabetical order the series would have also provided access to some of the Male Prisoner Cards VPRS 11508.

    Previous Series

    Before this series was introduced in 1948 prisoners were indexed in alphabetically arranged volumes. These records have been transferred into PROV custody as VPRS 10867, Index to Central Register of Prisoners.

    Subsequent Series

    In 1985 the Office of Corrections moved to a computerised prisoner management system known as P.I.M.S (Prisoner Information Management System). This system automatically allocates prisoner numbers at time of registration. It is still presently in operation as at 1998.

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Controlled SeriesControlled Series
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1948 - 1959 Male Prisoner Registration Cards (Sequential Number Series), See VPRS 11510 VPRS 11508
1948 - 1985 Male Prisoner Classification Files VPRS 8818
1959 - 1985 Male Prisoner Registration Cards (Annual Single Number Series), See VPRS 11510 VPRS 11509
1985 - 1985 Male Prisoner Registration Cards (Alphabetical Series) VPRS 11510
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Consignment Number Contents Date Range Public Access No. of Units
P0001 Circa 1948 - 1985 Closed 20
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