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National Corrections Day wrap up

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zqo7BIOQ-zU This year's National Corrections Day (Friday January 20) was the biggest ever for Queensland Corrective Services, with more than 60 landmarks across Queensland lighting up blue to recognise the important work of our officers in increasing public safety. Thank you to the many councils and communities...

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Prisoners’ almighty effort restores historic church pews

Female prisoners have answered the prayers of Leyburn’s Catholic Church in the Southern Downs Region, restoring the chapel’s century-old pews as part of the Queensland Corrective Services’ Work Camp Program. Five low security prisoners worked with an expert French polisher to restore 19 pews at Saint...

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Australia Day Honours for QCS officers

Congratulation to three Queensland Corrective Services officers who were recognised in the Australia Day Honours, receiving the Australian Corrections Medal. Assistant Commissioner Eloise Hamlett, Superintendent Rhiannon Porter and Custodial Supervisor Shane Allwood were named in the honours list for distinguished service by an operational member of...

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New correctional officers improve community safety in Capricornia

Queensland’s newest corrective services officers move to the frontline of public safety today, working to reduce reoffending to keep Rockhampton safe. Seven new custodial correctional officers will be sworn into their roles at a Queensland Corrective Services’ (QCS) graduation ceremony today. QCS Acting Assistant Commissioner of People...

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New corrections officers improve community safety in Far North Queensland

Queensland’s newest corrective services officers moved to the frontline of public safety, working to reduce reoffending to keep Far North Queensland safe. Nine new custodial correctional officers were sworn into their roles at a Queensland Corrective Services’ (QCS) graduation ceremony recently. QCS Acting Assistant Commissioner Darryl Fleming...

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Commissioner awards excellence in Corrections

Queensland Corrective Services officers and staff have been recognised for their outstanding contribution to public safety at the 2022 Commissioner’s Awards for Excellence. Minister for Corrective Services Mark Ryan said the awards celebrated exceptional performance and service delivery in corrections across Queensland. “From resolving potentially volatile situations to ensuring safe and secure correctional services,...

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New corrections officers improve community safety in South East Queensland

Queensland’s newest corrective services officers moved to the frontline of public safety today, working to reduce reoffending to keep South East Queensland safe. 24 new custodial correctional officers were sworn into their roles at a Queensland Corrective Services’ (QCS) graduation ceremony. QCS Commissioner Paul Stewart APM congratulated...

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Community service programs: changing lives every day

Queensland Corrective Services strives to ensure those prisoners and offenders who come into contact with the correctional system are less likely to return to crime. Community service programs are an important part of helping to turn lives around and they have a long and successful history...

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Queen’s Birthday Honours for Queensland corrections officers

Four Queensland Corrective Services (QCS) officers have been recognised for their distinguished service to community safety in the Queen’s Birthday 2022 Honours List. QCS Commissioner Paul Stewart APM said the Australian Corrections Medal (ACM), the highest possible honour in correctional services, was awarded to: Peter Coyne,...

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Memorial commemorates Townsville correctional officers

A memorial wall and garden which pays tribute to past officers has been officially commissioned at Townsville Correctional Complex. Minister for Corrective Services, Mark Ryan MP joined Queensland Corrective Services Deputy Commissioner Gary McCahon to unveil the Remembrance Memorial. Townsville Correctional Complex was first commissioned on the...