Prisoners taught how to recycle trashed bicycles into wheelchairs

Prisoners at Palen Creek Correctional Centre (PCCC) are helping people in developing countries with mobility issues by transforming unwanted bicycles into wheelchairs. Palen Creek Acting Deputy General Manager Dave Gordon said some of his officers learned of the Wheelchair Aid Project being run by the Rotary...

Officer suspended, Woodford Correctional Centre

An officer at Woodford Correctional Centre was suspended from duty on 27 April 2020, as a result of an ongoing investigation. This is due to allegations relating to possession of drugs, failing to comply with policy and procedure relating to prisoner’s property, misusing their authority and...

QCS pays tribute to officers who have served their country

Lest we forget. This ANZAC Day we acknowledge all of our officers who have, or continue to serve their country, and now serve to keep our community safe. Thank you. Special thanks to Deputy Commissioner Community Corrections and Specialist Operations, Paul Stewart and our officers who have...

QCS officer recognised with national bravery honour

A Queensland Corrective Services officer was recognised nationally late last month for a heroic act of bravery in helping a victim of domestic violence. Custodial Correctional Officer Kyle Patrech from the Escort and Security Branch was awarded the Bravery Medal by the Governor-General His Excellency General...

Email and EFT transfers introduced into Queensland prisons

  Prisoners across Queensland can now receive email from friends and family, and electronic funds transferred into their accounts, fulfilling a significant recommendation of Taskforce Flaxton. Email increases the security of prisons by reducing the opportunity for the introduction of contraband through physical mail and provides...

QCS appoints new Deputy Commissioner Custodial Operations  

The Minister for Corrective Services, Mark Ryan today announced the appointment of Gary McCahon to the position of Deputy Commissioner Custodial Operations after an extensive national and international recruitment effort.  Mr McCahon, who comes to Queensland Corrective Services with 36 years’ experience in corrections in a number of Australian jurisdictions, will commence with QCS...

Meet our new Deputy Commissioner Custodial Operations, Gary McCahon

The recruitment process for QCS’s newest Deputy Commissioner, Custodial Operations has been finalised this week with the appointment of Mr Gary McCahon. Deputy Commissioner McCahon will commence in the position in June, but is not new to QCS, starting his career in corrections with humble beginnings...

Wolston Correctional Centre locked down

Wolston Correctional Centre will remain locked down this morning while Queensland Heath undertakes contact tracing for an officer who has tested positive while off duty. The officer last attended the centre 12 days ago. An offender development officer who was last on shift on April 8...

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