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...

Largest ever group of 156 new officers boost QCS ranks

The Queensland Corrective Services Academy hosted the largest ever group of trainees last week. The group of 156 trainee officers is a record for the Wacol-based academy, and is a part of a recruitment push in preparation for the transition of Queensland’s two privately operated prisons...

COVID-19 -versus- Human Rights

18-24 May is Law Week, and this year the Human Rights Act 2019 is in the spotlight. As a correctional agency, Queensland Corrective Services is tasked by the community with the humane containment and supervision of prisoners and offenders. There is a strong expectation that we do our...

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