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...

Personal visits to prisons begin from 10 July

From July 10, personal visits to prisons will be re-introduced in correctional centres across Queensland. Due to the ongoing threat of COVID-19, there will be some changes. Visits will look different than prior to the pandemic with mandatory health and safety measures in place for visitors, including: ...

New correctional officers help keep North Queensland communities safe

Eighteen new Custodial Correctional Officers joined the ranks of Queensland Corrective Services (QCS) yesterday on completion of a training program in Townsville. Commissioner Peter Martin, APM congratulated the graduates of the Custodial Officer Entry Level Program (COEP) for their hard work and commitment to keeping Queensland...

Townsville Correctional Complex review released

Queensland Corrective Services (QCS) today released the outcomes of an independent review into the Townsville Correctional Complex. Commissioner Peter Martin APM today travelled to Townsville to speak personally to the officers at the Townsville Correctional Complex about the conclusions and recommendations of the report, which was...

Prisoners help more children with disability with Smart Pups

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GGBijJ4xr8w More children with disability will receive assistance dogs trained by Queensland prisoners in coming months, with Palen Creek Correctional Centre becoming the third prison to introduce the Smart Pups program. Prisoners at the low-security centre have been receiving remote training modules during the COVID-19 lockdown so...

ICPA: Australia’s corrections frontline gains global applause

Australia’s 25,000 corrections staff are being applauded for their work in keeping the community safe, as part of a global campaign to recognise their dedication during the COVID-19 pandemic. The International Corrections and Prisons Association (ICPA) and many non-government associations around the globe have come together...

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...

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