A Christmas message from our community corrections staff

This Christmas, our community corrections officers will be supervising about 21,000 offenders on various community based orders. Christmas can be a wonderful time for some, and a difficult time for others. For people working to settle back into the community and reconnect with families, or to...

Christmas behind bars

Paul Kelly’s iconic Christmas song Who’ll make the gravy tells the story of a man facing Christmas in prison, away from his loved ones after ‘screwing up’. It is the reality facing about 8800 Queenslanders this Christmas. But it won’t just be prisoners who don’t...

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Custodial officer assaulted – update

A custodial correctional officer from Woodford Correctional Centre remains in Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital following an alleged serious assault by a prisoner yesterday afternoon. It is understood that the officer will require surgery on facial fractures after being assaulted at about 3pm yesterday afternoon. Commissioner Peter...

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Custodial officer assaulted

A custodial corrections officer from Woodford Correctional Centre was airlifted to Royal Brisbane Hospital this afternoon with serious facial injuries following an alleged assault by a prisoner. The prisoner is serving a sentence for assault causing grievous bodily harm. The secure units have been placed in lock-down...

50 Days of Grey(hound) – Happy Howl-idays!

Long time, no bark! Your furry friend Liam here with another journal entry. This week I got into the spirit of Christmas and helped decorate the prison’s office Christmas tree. Despite getting the urge, apparently a good pet doesn’t mark his territory on these types of trees, they...

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...

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