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ENTRY DATE (LOCAL CORRECTIONAL SYSTEM)

Data Element: ENTRY DATE (LOCAL CORRECTIONAL SYSTEM)
Definition: The date which marks the beginning of a continuous period of incarceration, during which there is no lapse in the authority to continue incarceration.

NOTE: This element does not include inmates held on substitute jail orders from other jurisdictions.
Standard of Verification: Internal agency documents.
Data Type: N
Field Size: 8
Field Format: 4N - YYYY
2N - MM
2N - DD
Originating Teams: Corrections
User Teams: Corrections and Courts
Tables / Codes: None
Comments: Multiple and sequential status changes during a period of confinement within a local correctional system should be regarded as one continuous period of incarceration.
For an intermittent sentence, the ENTRY DATE (LOCAL CORRECTIONAL SYSTEM) would be the first date of incarceration and the EXIT DATE (LOCAL CORRECTIONAL SYSTEM) would be the final date of confinement.
See also:
ADMISSION DATE - CURRENT (STATE CORRECTIONAL SYSTEM)
ADMISSION DATE - ORIGINAL (STATE CORRECTIONAL SYSTEM)
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