3.2 Prison sentenced starts per year trend by management group
The graph above indicates the recent growth in numbers of sentences of imprisonment. Of note is the number who serve no time with a prison sentenced status, usually for the reasons discussed above. Also noteworthy is the large proportion and significant growth in the number of offenders short-term prison sentenced. On the other hand, new starts of indeterminate (Life and Preventive Detention) sentences, though too few in number to show on the graph, currently make up 9% of prison sentenced offenders, due to the extended time spent in prison.