Largest ever graduation boosts Capricornia Correctional Centre

The first Queensland Corrective Services graduation of the year saw a record 37 new officers joining the ranks at Capricornia Correctional Centre on Friday. It was the largest ever graduation of Custodial Correctional Officers in Rockhampton. Deputy Commissioner Koulouris congratulated the graduates on successfully completing the entry...

Contraband stash at Palen Creek Correctional Centre

Officers at Palen Creek Correctional Centre (PCCC) have located a significant stash of contraband including drugs and mobile phones. As part of normal search activities, officers searching the grounds of the farm on the weekend uncovered an esky that had been buried near the perimeter. When opened,...

Officers praised for quick thinking at Capricornia Correctional Centre

Officers from Capricornia Correctional Centre have been praised for their quick thinking in detaining a low security prisoner who wandered into a restricted area between the high and low security areas of the prison today. The prisoner, who appeared to be disorientated, was located on a...

Two new Assistant Commissioners to help shape future Organisational Capability

[embed]https://youtu.be/ANEL77i87L8[/embed] Applications are open for two new Assistant Commissioners to help shape the future of QCS and the agency’s Organisational Capability Division. The Assistant Commissioner, Policy and Legal Command (General Legal Counsel) and Assistant Commissioner, Ministerial, Communications and Executive Services Command will be responsible for a number...

Improving prison safety through better health

The safety of officers will increase in Queensland prisons as QCS and Queensland Health develop and implement the Prisoner Health and Wellbeing Strategy. QCS is working closely with Queensland Health on the strategy with the main focus being to provide prisoners with healthcare that is equivalent...

New program to help officers Stand TALR

Townsville Correctional Centre officers were the first in Queensland to participate in an innovative international program to improve mental health and break the stigma of mental health challenges last month. The program was developed by the Western Australian Prison Officer Union in 2017 and is a...

Independent review of Townsville Correctional Complex kicks off

A comprehensive independent workplace review of Townsville Correctional Complex will start next week. An independent workplace investigator was engaged by Queensland Corrective Services to undertake the review of Townsville Correctional Complex. Fahl E.R., a specialist employee relations company, will commence work on the review with briefings from...

Community service workers sew cool neckties for bushfire volunteers

Offenders under the supervision of Queensland Corrective Services are helping fire fighters and volunteers keep cool in bushfire affected areas of New South Wales and on the Sunshine Coast. As part of a community service project, a group of offenders under supervision in the community have...

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