Series VPRS 11897
Individual Management of Female Prisoner Files
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Date Range: Series 1992 - cont
  Series in Custody 1992 - 1995
  Contents 1986 - 1995
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
1992 - cont Department of Justice VA 3085
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
    As no control records have been transferred researchers will need to know the name of the prisoner they are interested in and consult the consignment details for this series to locate the relevant unit number.

  • Function / Content
    This series commenced in 1992 and serves as a complete record of the day to day management of a female prisoner during their time of incarceration.

    The files contain information such as incident reports involving the prisoner, details of any discipline, changes to the prisoners classification and other prisoner management information. The files are known as Individual Management of Prisoner Files (IMP).

    They also contain details of the prisoners Local Management Plan which covered the prisoners plans and goals whilst in prison. This can include participation in sport and educational improvement. There is also information concerning sessions the prisoner attended prior to release that in preparation for life outside prison.

    When a person entered prison two files are created. The IMP file followed the prisoner from prison to prison and is returned to the Classification Office, the creation and storage point for all prisoner-related files, to be filed with the Classification file (see VPRS 8818) once the prisoner is released or is deceased.

    The Classification Office was located at Pentridge Prison until that prison closed in December 1997. Since January 1998 the Classification Office has been located at the Melbourne Assessment Prison.

    The classification files, which have existed since the 1940s, contain much the same information as the IMP file, although the IMP file contains more day to day prisoner information. The Correctional Services Division envisages that the IMP file will eventually replace the classification file.

    Consignments

    As at January 1999 only one consignment of this series has been transferred into the custody of the Public Record Office Victoria. These records were transferred because they relate to deceased prisoners only.

  • Recordkeeping System
    Each Individual Prisoner Management File (IMP) is controlled by a Corrections Reference Number (CRN) which is allocated during the prisoners classification assessment. The number is allocated sequentially from a computer database known as the Prisoner Information Management System (PIMS). The Corrections Reference Number controls both this series, and the classification files created after 1984.

    As at January 1999 no outputs from PIMS have been transferred to the Public Record Office Victoria.

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Indexes and RegistersIndexes and Registers
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1992 - 1996 Index to Female Prisoner Classification Number Book VPRS 11899
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Previous SeriesPrevious Series
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Transfer Date Series Title Series Number
- 1992 Female Prisoner Classification Files VPRS 11927
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Consignment Number Contents Date Range Public Access No. of Units
P0001 1986 - 1995 Closed 3
Indexes and RegistersIndexes and Registers
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1992 - 1996 Index to Female Prisoner Classification Number Book VPRS 11899
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