Palen Creek prisoners create buzz with unique native bee motels

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-ckzwCkmBw Prisoners at Palen Creek Correctional Centre are turning out hand-crafted homes for native bees, with the bee motels flying off the shelves almost as quickly as they are finished. Custodial Correctional Officer Russell Stanford, who was instrumental in creating the innovative program, said the bee motels...

Bowen prisoners pitch in for Meals on Wheels

  The Bowen Women’s Work Camp has been praised as a “great contribution to the team” for their work at the Bowen branch of Meals on Wheels, maintaining the grounds and helping out in the kitchen. Bowen Meals on Wheels treasurer Chris Storrie said the women from...

Warwick Work Camp chips in baked treats for fire survivors

Women from the Warwick Work Camp have pitched in to cook up sweet treats for the people affected by the fires in surrounding regions. The women joined volunteers from the Warwick Show Society to bake biscuits, cakes and slices as part of “Baked Relief”, which distributes...

John-Sullivan

John Sullivan

  “After 29 years in corrections, you could say I’m a workaholic. I love the challenge of working in QCS, and coming to this job is a challenge every day,” says Wolston Custodial Correctional Officer, John Sullivan. “I originally worked as an officer at the Boggo Road...

QCS says thanks fur everything to graduating pups

A ceremony was held in Maryborough Correctional Centre today to celebrate the graduation of Tango and Tarzan, the latest pups to complete the Smart Pups program. Prisoners help with training the assistance dogs as part of the program. The dogs will eventually be paired with children...

Gardening Australia host Costa visits garden maintained by offenders

Manoora Community Garden, which is maintained by offenders on community service orders will get a visit from Costa Georgiadis this weekend. The host of ABC’s Gardening Australia, Costa will visit Manoora Community Garden in Cairns on 21 July 2018 for Conversations with Costa. Queensland Corrective Services Commissioner...

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