Capricornia recruiting for aspiring officers as Secure Units open this week

Two secure units were officially opened by Corrective Services Minister, Mark Ryan MP and Commissioner Peter Martin APM this week as part of the expansion of the Capricornia Correctional Centre.

As part of the $241 million expansion, the two secure units will add 100 additional cells as the total capacity of the centre increases to 758 cells and 945 beds when works are completed mid-2021.

Commissioner Peter Martin APM said that the expanded capacity at Capricornia Correctional Centre will help address the issue of overcrowding in correctional facilities.

“As we continue to position ourselves as a top tier public safety agency, creating extra capacity at Capricornia Correctional Centre is an important part of improving the safety and security of our centres,” Commissioner Martin said.

“We know from international research that addressing overcrowding will make our centres a safer environment for our officers, prisoners and visitors.”

“The increased capacity will also free up our officers to actively drive behavioural change engaging with prisoners and focusing on their rehabilitation, reducing the risk of reoffending when they return to the community.”

“As a part of the expansion, we are actively recruiting for permanent full time positions in a range of roles. There has never been a better time for local workers to ‘take a look inside’ and see if they are up to a career in Corrections,” Commissioner Martin said.

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