Series VPRS 4832
Prisoners' Personal Description Register
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Date Range: Series 1928 - 1953
  Series in Custody 1928 - 1953
  Contents 1928 - 1953
Public Access: Closed
Location: North Melbourne
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1928 - 1953 His Majesty's Gaol, Pentridge (known as Pentridge Prison) VA 863
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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
    Knowing the approximate date that the prisoner entered into custody, call up the relevant unit(s).

  • Function / Content
    The purpose of these registers is to maintain a record of female prisoners received into the prison. Information recorded includes the prisoner's number; name; age; native place; occupation; religion; physical description; marks; marital status; whether able to read or write. Units 5-12 provide information about next of kin and references to previous terms in custody.

  • Recordkeeping System
    The registers are arranged chronologically. The entries in the registers are arranged chronologically by date of receipt into prison.

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