Parole Board Queensland – No Body No Parole Hearing

On 25 August 2017, the Corrective Services (No Body No Parole) Amendment Act 2017 was enacted which provides the Parole Board Queensland (the Board) must not grant parole to a prisoner unless it is satisfied that the prisoner has satisfactorily cooperated in the investigation of...

Restrictions to be eased at Queensland Corrective Services facilities

Due to the easing of restrictions in Queensland and on advice from Queensland Health, we are able relax the restrictions at all of our centres and offices and recommence visits. All correctional centres will revert to Stage 1 restrictions from 6am on 15 April. This means...

Further restrictions at Queensland Corrective Services Facilities

Due to ongoing confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the community in Queensland, the decision has been made to suspend all visits in prisons and community corrections offices across Queensland. This means that Townsville Correctional Complex, Lotus Glen Correctional Centre, Northern Region Community Corrections and Far Northern...

Further restrictions at Queensland Corrective Services facilities

Due the further confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the community in Queensland, the decision has been made to suspend all visits in prisons from Central and South East Queensland. This includes prison from Capricornia Correctional Centre south and west to Southern Queensland Correctional Centre and including...

Community safety boosted with 31 new officers

Thirty-one new custodial correctional officers were sworn into their front line role in public safety at a ceremony at the Queensland Corrective Services (QCS) Academy. QCS Commissioner Peter Martin APM congratulated the graduates completing the Custodial Officer Entry Program (COEP). “The training our officers undertake ensures they...

Management of Maximum Security Unit prisoners

We don’t discuss the management of individual prisoners, however decisions relating to prisoners who are in Maximum Security Units are very carefully considered, with input from officers, multi-disciplinary teams including health experts. Transitioning MSU prisoners to lower classification accommodation is always accompanied by an Intensive Management...

Vale GP Dog Aussy

Vale GP Dog Aussy It is with sadness that we report the passing of Corrections Dog Aussy after a short illness. Aussy was a five-year-old German Shepherd who came from a long line of corrections dogs specifically bred for the traits that make them so valuable in...

Officers recognised in Australia Day Honours List

A number of Queensland Corrective Services officers were recognised in today's Australia Day Honours List. Congratulations to Assistant Commissioner (AC), Central and Northern Region Command, Peter Shaddock on his Public Service Medal as a part of the Australia Day Honours. AC Shaddock commenced his career with Queensland...

Capricornia Correctional Centre welcomes new General Manager

Capricornia Correctional Centre’s new General Manager has been named. Chief Superintendent Richard Butcher will take up the role as General Manager at the centre in coming weeks. Deputy Commissioner Custodial Operations Gary McCahon said that Ch Supt. Butcher would bring a wealth of corrections and management experience...

Update – booking of visits in South East Queensland to recommence

Due to Queensland’s sustained effort to contain the COVID-19 cases in the Greater Brisbane community over the past two weeks, we are able relax the restrictions at all of our centres and offices. Queensland Health advised that we are able to recommence booking personal visits as...

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