4517.0 - Prisoners in Australia, 2009 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 10/12/2009   
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PRIOR IMPRISONMENT

At least half of prisoners in all states and territories had a prior adult imprisonment under sentence. Male prisoners consistently had higher proportions than females with a prior imprisonment, ranging from 77% in the Australian Capital Territory to 51% in Victoria. The highest proportion of female prisoners with a prior imprisonment was 70% in the Australian Capital Territory and the lowest was recorded in Victoria at 39%.





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