Capricornia Correctional Centre welcomes new General Manager

Capricornia Correctional Centre’s new General Manager has been named. Chief Superintendent Richard Butcher will take up the role as General Manager at the centre in coming weeks. Deputy Commissioner Custodial Operations Gary McCahon said that Ch Supt. Butcher would bring a wealth of corrections and management experience...

Townsville Correctional Centre General Manager named

Queensland Corrective Services has named the new General Manager of Townsville Correctional Complex. Chief Superintendent Louise Kneeshaw, who has been acting in the position since March 2020, was today substantively confirmed in the position as a part of a recruitment process which filled a number of...

Lotus Glen Correctional Centre welcomes new General Manager

Lotus Glen Correctional Centre’s new General Manager has been named. Chief Superintendent Gabriel Payne ACM will take up the role as General Manager at the centre in coming weeks. Deputy Commissioner Gary McCahon said that Ch Supt. Payne would bring a wealth of corrections and management experience...

CCO Stacey Blume with Commissioner Peter Martin

National Corrections Day Honours and Awards recipients

A number of medals and awards were presented as a part of the National Corrections Day celebration on Friday. Remember, there are regular calls for award nominations throughout the year – so make sure you help us celebrate great work by nominating your colleagues who are...

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...

QCS Top Dogs crowned

General Purpose dog Tallis and Passive Alert Drug Detection dog Thommo have been crowned QCS Top Dogs for 2020. The QCS Top Dog winners were announced yesterday, with Townsville Correctional Complex and Wolston and Brisbane Women’s correctional centres scooping the pool in the five part virtual...

Officers assaulted, Arthur Gorrie Correctional Centre

Two custodial correctional officers received medical treatment following an incident with a non-compliant prisoner at Arthur Gorrie Correctional Centre yesterday. The officers were moving to restrain the prisoner when both sustained scratches to the face and were exposed to potential blood contamination. The officers were assessed at...

Death in Custody, Arthur Gorrie Correctional Centre

Queensland Corrective Services (QCS) can confirm the death of a prisoner in custody on October 13 at Arthur Gorrie Correctional Centre. The 26-year-old man was located in a dual occupancy cell at 2.55am. Custodial Correctional Officers immediately commenced CPR on the man and QAS was called but...

Officers assaulted, Arthur Gorrie Correctional Centre

Three custodial correctional officers have received medical treatment following an incident with a prisoner at Arthur Gorrie Correctional Centre yesterday. A prisoner was being escorted by officers when he became non-compliant and officers were forced to restrain him. As offers were restarting the prisoner,...

Officer assaulted, Maryborough Correctional Centre

A custodial correctional officer has received medical treatment following an incident with a prisoner at Maryborough Correctional Centre yesterday. The prisoner, who was resisting directions while being escorted to the detention unit after verbally threatening staff, spat in the officer’s face. Officers quickly restrained the prisoner and...

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