The truth about televisions in prisons

You may have seen some reporting about the cost of replacing damaged televisions in Queensland prisons recently, with allegations that taxpayers foot the bill for sets damaged by prisoners. We thought you might to like to know the truth. Taxpayers do not subsidise the provision of televisions...

Operation Boss Lift – recognising our reservists

Deputy Commissioner Custodial Operations, Andy Beck, recently represented Queensland Corrective Services on the Australian Defence Force’s Operation Boss Lift – an opportunity for employers to see first-hand the benefits of reservist training for staff. DC Beck joined 27 other senior executives, CEOs and company directors on...

Vale, GD dog Tyson

We were heartbroken to learn of the sudden passing of CS Dog Tyson on Friday. [caption id="attachment_3096" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Queensland Corrective Services stock photo shoot, Brisbane Women's Correctional Centre[/caption] Many of you would know Tyson's handler Scott from our public events with PADD dog Thommo. They participated...

50 Shades of Grey(hound) – the finishing post

Hi guys. Liam the Greyhound from Palen Creek Correctional Centre here. I’ve got some big news. Massive. This is my last blogpost - I’ve found my fur-ever family, and am leaving Palen Creek. I am excited and nervous all at the same time. As much as I can’t wait to...

Brisbane lights up to mark National Corrections Day

The Story and Victoria bridges in Brisbane will light up in blue and silver this evening to commemorate National Corrections Day. Our 4700 officers manage nearly 30,000 prisoners and offenders around the State, performing a vital and often overlooked public service. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KjVP0131fT0&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR2af8P3NhVSSL01-Vk46DBLMvLWJV-piRaUohORKS9KkzONzRfb7Z6VwkI They work with some of the...

50 days of grey(hound) – Starting the year afresh

Liam from Palen Creek Correctional Centre here with the first update in 2019. Things were a little quieter for me over the Christmas and New Year period. Christmas is not a big deal in prison, but I hear that it is different on the outside. I’ve...

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...

Media release

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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