The first series of prisoner numbers was established in May 1940, long before tattooing became popular. This initial series was issued to male inmates and was in use until January 1945, when it was replaced with the number 202,499. Male Jewish detainees were assigned numbers from this series until mid-May 1944. After that time, all remaining inmates were given numbers between 201,000 and 400,000.
In September 1944, it was decided to issue numbers to female inmates. The first three digits of these numbers were taken from a pool of available numbers. These "open" cells contained mainly political prisoners but also included common criminals. The last six digits of the numbers were added to sequentially numbered cells that had been set aside at Auschwitz I and Birkenau.
In February 1945, it was decided to issue numbers to all remaining inmates, including those who had been sent to other camps. Again, three-digit blocks of numbers were taken from the available list. In April 1945, after the liberation of Auschwitz, a new numbering system was introduced for people awaiting transport to Germany. From then on, numbers would be issued one final time and never reused.
Overall, more than one million numbers were issued at Auschwitz I and Birkenau.
After the war, investigations revealed that many prisoners had been killed while waiting for a number to become available.
Number of tattoos recorded in prison population: 462
The most common form of ID used by inmates is the credit card. These cards can be stolen and used by others so they must be kept safe. The cards are usually stored with other important documents in a wallet or purse. Criminals can copy the information from a card to make copies for themselves. They could also write bad checks based on these accounts.
The next most common form of ID is the driver's license. These are special licenses that allow prisoners to drive during their stay in jail. They look very much like ordinary driver's licenses but they cannot be used outside of prison walls.
Other forms of ID include state-issued photo IDs, tribal IDs, veteran's IDs, ID cards issued by employers, student IDs, and more.
In conclusion, there are many different types of ID papers that can be used by criminals to forge documents.
According to a research, New South Wales prisons are jamming dangerously large numbers of convicts into cells, reopening antiquated institutions, and spending massive sums of money to deal with an overcrowding catastrophe. According to an audit report released on Friday, the number of prisoners climbed by 40% between 2012 and 2018, rising from 9,602 to 13,630. That's more than the entire population of some small towns.
Overcrowding has been a problem in Australian prisons for years, but recent government reports have painted a picture of crisis management. The latest report from the NSW Auditor-General says there are "systemic failures" at all levels of government that have left the state with no choice other than to spend huge amounts of money to build new prisons. The auditor found that between 2012 and 2018, the number of prisoners rose by 40%, while funding for new prison places dropped dramatically—from $140 million to $40 million over the same period.
Prison authorities say many factors have caused the problem, including long sentences imposed under federal laws such as drug trafficking and violent crime. But critics say it's become too easy for police to lock up first offenders who would otherwise be allowed out on bail while their cases are reviewed by courts.
The auditor also found that staff shortages were causing problems by preventing guards from performing their duties properly. For example, one prisoner said he had seen inmates being forced to work on night shifts without any breaks because there weren't enough guards to cover them.