This series consists of a register of prison officials (including Superintendents), and warders, and record of their defaults. The records were kept by the Sheriff's Office and the Prisons Department, and applied to officers in all Queensland prisons.
Details provided include: full name of official, warder, etc, date of birth, date of first appointment, offices held at various times, dates of such offices, salary, allowances, leave granted, and absence on account of illness. Defaults details include: date of such, particulars, how dealt with and by whom, and general remarks. Each record also noted transfers, resignations, promotions, retirements, etc. (a file number for these was sometimes included).
There are lists with details of superannuation contributions, trade instructors' salaries, classified positions, and warders' applications for transfers, at the fron and end pages of the book.