Officers awarded Australians Corrections Medal

The Governor of Queensland, His Excellency the Honourable Paul de Jersey AC, conferred the Australian Corrections Medal (ACM) on current QCS officer Ms Simone Lourigan and former officer Ms Jenny Lynas at an investiture ceremony at Government House in Brisbane on Monday. The ACM is awarded...

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...

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...

QCS launch prisoner voicemail system to increase connections

Queensland Corrective Services (QCS) has launched another channel for families and friends to keep in contact with loved ones in prison. The prison voicemail system allows approved contacts to leave a voice mail message for prisoners at any time of the day or night. Prisoners can then...

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...

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