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Prisons Department
Agency Number:
Start Date:
22 Dec 1959
End Date:
15 Mar 1983
The management and control of prisons and the safe custody, punishment and training of prisoners confined therein. On 15 Mar 1983 the Department was amalgamated with the Attorney-General's and Registrar-General's Departments to create the Law Department, within which it continued to operate as a Division.~
Legislation Administered:
Prison Act 1868 (repealed 1977), Prison Act 1977, Probation of Offenders Act 1934 (repealed 1973), Probation of Offenders Act 1973
Legislation Creating:
SR 1959/209
Functions Performed:
Law enforcement
Previous Agencies:
Gaol Department (TA32)01 Jan 193631 Dec 1959
Subsequent Agencies:
Law Department (TA373)15 Mar 198317 Jul 1989

Prisons Division (TA906)15 Mar 198306 Apr 1987
Series Created By Agency:
GD7 Standing Orders and Permanent Instructions issued by the Superintendent.01 Jan 185631 Dec 1964

GD27 Wardens Daily Reports.01 Jan 185631 Dec 1960

GD70 Register of Prisoners tried and Disposed of at the Supreme Court.01 Nov 187008 Jul 1976

GD36 Daybook of Admissions and Discharges with Statistical Returns of the Daily State of the Prison.01 Jan 187231 Dec 1969

GD72 Copies of Returns of Fines received from Prisoners Initially Committed to Gaol in Default of Payment.01 Jan 188431 Dec 1972

GD65 Index to Prisoners Record Books.01 Jan 189031 Dec 1962

GD63 Prisoners Record Books.01 Jan 189031 Dec 1962

GD61 Prisoners Individual Files.01 Jan 189131 Dec 1960

GD29 Gate Keepers Daily Journal.01 Jan 189231 Dec 1972

GD116 Register of Prisoners Applying to Write Letters and Memorials, and Requesting Other Privileges.01 Jan 189431 Dec 1968

GD64 Prisoners Record Cards.01 Jan 191031 Dec 1962

GD62 Deceased Prisoners Individual Files.25 Sep 191826 May 1978

GD89 Record of the Sale of Various Goods Produced by Prisoners.01 Jan 192131 Dec 1963

GD118 Record of Marks Earned under the "Marks System".01 Jan 193331 Dec 1961

GD92 Record of Money Advanced to Prisoners Against their Earnings.01 Jan 193331 Dec 1965

GD93 Record of Prisoners "Private Money" and Payments Made to Prisoners from This.01 Jan 194831 Dec 1968

AA965 Correspondence Files (registered).01 Jan 196131 Dec 1970

GD99 Record of the Injection of Drugs.01 Jan 196231 Dec 1964

GD98 Register of "Dangerous Drugs" issued.01 Jan 196231 Dec 1964

GD100 Record of Drugs issued to Prisoners at Weekends and Holidays.01 Jan 196331 Dec 1968

GD82 Weekly Record of the Conduct of Prisoners employed on "Public Works".01 Jan 196331 Dec 1966

GD123 Register of Offences (and Punishments) Committed by Prisoners in the Gaol.01 Jan 196431 Dec 1977

GD125 Record, and Description of People admitted to the Gaol.01 Jan 196530 Jun 1977

GD127 Register of People admitted to the Gaol on Remand.01 Jan 196531 Dec 1974

GD126 Record, and Descriptions of People admitted to the Gaol, Launceston.01 Jan 196631 Dec 1973

GD23 Warders Daily Journal - "N Division".01 Jan 196631 Dec 1969

GD85 Weekly Record of the Employment of (Some?) Prisoners.01 Jan 196631 Dec 1967

GD124 Statistical Returns of Prisoners on Strength and Receiving Rations.01 Jan 197231 Dec 1976