Protest at Capricornia Correctional Centre

Queensland Corrective Services Deputy Commissioner Custodial Operations, Gary McCahon has praised officers at Capricornia Correctional Centre for their ongoing response to protest activity in the centre today. Deputy Commissioner McCahon said officers responded to the incident with professionalism, enacting emergency response plans to lock down the...

Queensland Corrective Services COVID vaccinations

We've worked hard to keep COVID out of our prisons, but now we need your help. If you visit our centres, please get vaccinated as soon as you can so we can make restrictions a thing of the past. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gKOkP9P-Pxw  ...

Queensland lights up blue for National Corrections Day

Queensland is lighting up blue to celebrate the work of corrections officers on the front line of public safety on National Corrections Day, Friday 15 January.   Minister for Corrective Services, Mark Ryan, said that communities from Mt Isa to Palm Island and out to Roma were...

COVID-19 update, Victoria community transmission

To ensure the safety of officers and prisoners, visitors to our prisons will be screened to ensure they have not been to Victoria recently. On advice of the Chief Health Officer, we are restricting access to anyone who has been in Victoria in the last 14...

Stage 1 restrictions: Personal visits recommence

Due to the successful suppression of COVID-19 cases in the Queensland community, COVID-19 restrictions have been eased in South East Queensland correctional centres and community corrections offices, with personal visits to prisons recommencing tomorrow. All prisons and community corrections offices across the State are now at...

Maroochydore Community Corrections opens to keep Sunshine Coast safe

Minister for Corrective Services, Mark Ryan MP and Commissioner Peter Martin APM have officially opened the new Maroochydore Community Corrections office at a ceremony on the Sunshine Coast this week. The office is a fit for purpose facility that will allow the 21 officers to manage...

Corrective Services dogs trained to keep North Queensland prisons safe

Queensland Corrective Services Dog Squad officers, Steve with Lobo, Ainsley with Ragner, Darren with Bondi, Tony with Blade, Jade with Ezra and Jacques with Yaeger Lotus Glen Correctional Centre is currently hosting a joint general purpose dog handler training course with officers from Townsville Correctional Complex...

New correctional officers join Lotus Glen

Fourteen new Custodial Correctional Officers joined the ranks of Queensland Corrective Services on Friday on completion of a world-class training program. They will all be assigned to join their colleagues at Lotus Glen Correctional Centre at Mareeba. Queensland Corrective Services Commissioner Peter Martin APM, congratulated the graduates...

First month of new technology initiatives a measure of success

Queensland Corrective Services (QCS) has seen a large uptake of several technological solutions into correctional centres over the past two months in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. As part of QCS’ pandemic response, a number of innovations have been introduced into centres to address the...

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