50 Days of Grey(Hound) – PLAY DATE!

Hi guys! Liam the Greyhound here, with my second journal entry from prison. As you may recall from last week’s post, my mate Cyril and I got sent up to Palen Creek Correctional Centre to learn the ins and outs of being pets after our racing careers...

50 Days of Grey(hound)

Hello! My name is Liam and as you may be able to tell from my dashing good looks and my lithe physique, I am a retired racing greyhound. My three friends, Cyril, Ernie and Eddie and I have been sent to prison. But don’t worry, we...

Top 10 reasons why I can’t report to my parole officer

We take community safety very seriously. Our professional community corrections officers are committed to ensuring offenders are compliant with their orders as handed down by the courts. Dealing with offenders every day, they also hear a lot of creative excuses when things get untidy. It's our...

Community Corrections – the (hidden) public face of QCS

Our workforce is our greatest asset as a top-tier public safety agency, with more than 5000 officers working every day to keep communities safe by reducing re-offending. In the past week, the executive leadership team and I have had the privilege to visit community corrections offices...

Supervision in the community – what does it really mean?

From time to time, you might hear about offenders being supervised in the community. What does this really mean? Well first, let’s take a look at what it DOESN’T mean. Supervision in the community does not mean we constantly accompany offenders. Some people get concerned when someone whom...

Closing the door on workplace injuries

More than 9000 of society’s most challenging and complex people are managed in Queensland’s prisons. Every day our officers undertake a vital front line public safety role in managing these prisoners, working with them to change their attitudes, address their health and behavioural issues and ensure...

Recidivism and the cost of housing prisoners

You might have heard a bit about recidivism rates in Queensland recently, and we thought you might like to get the facts. You might have heard that last year about 42% of Queensland offenders ended up back in prison within two years. You may even have...

Historical MOU signing with the Correctional Service of the Solomon Islands

QCS made history last week when Commissioner Peter Martin signed an international Memorandum of Understanding with Commissioner Francis Haisoma of the Correctional Service of the Solomon Islands (CSSI). As a forward-thinking top tier public safety organisation, QCS is committed to ensuring our officers are highly trained...

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...

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...

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