• Female prisoners making a difference for pets in crisis

    Across Queensland, our officers are committed to playing a role in ending Domestic and Family Violence (DFV). We work closely with perpetrators to address their behaviours and deliver rehabilitative programs focusing on violence, sexual offending, substance abuse and mental health which have been linked to DFV. But the Brisbane Women’s Correctional Centre (BWCC) is taking the lead in assisting the four-legged victims of DFV who often go overlooked....

  • Offering a helping hand to tree-bound koala rescues

    As a member of the Ipswich Koala Protection Society, Peter Luker, Supervisor at the Wolston Correctional Centre, dedicates his spare time to assisting injured and sick koalas. “To ensure we get the koalas to hospital as quickly as possible, we have enlisted the help of the Arthur Gorrie Correctional Centre, where prisoners have made ‘safe drop door traps’. Rescue efforts have improved by 50% over the past 12 months for tree-bound koalas and more traps are already in production due to the success and functionality this method of capture entails,” said Peter....

  • Prisoner-made Boomerang Bags provide hope for the future

    “They are proud when they can see a bag produced from start to finish and know they are helping the environment while gaining valuable skills.” “It is very empowering for our female prisoners and further prepares them for life outside of prison.”...

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