Offenders on Indeterminate Sentences


Prisoners serving sentences of Life Imprisonment and Preventive Detention form a distinct sub-set of the prisoner population.  The following pages provide information about recent trends involving these offenders.  As will become apparent, numbers of prisoners serving indeterminate sentences have been growing steadily for several decades.

It is hoped that this analysis will improve understanding of this sub-group, and potentially stimulate improvements in the management of such offenders, both while in prison, and after their eventual release.

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