4517.0 - Prisoners in Australia, 2012 Quality Declaration 
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UNSENTENCED PRISONERS

The proportion of prisoners who were unsentenced was slightly higher for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander prisoners (24%) than for non-Indigenous prisoners (23%). These proportions are unchanged since 2011. (Table 4.5)


Time on remand

Time on remand is influenced by a number of factors, particularly the time it takes for a case to come before a court. For information about interpreting median time on remand based on a census 'snapshot' see Explanatory Notes, paragraphs 76-78. The median number of months spent on remand by unsentenced Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander prisoners in custody at 30 June 2012 was 2.2 months, a slight increase from 2.0 months at 30 June 2011. For unsentenced non-Indigenous prisoners the median number of months spent on remand was 3.1 months, a slight decrease from 3.2 months at 30 June 2011. (Table 4.8)


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