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...

QCS launches virtual personal visits

Queensland Corrective Services (QCS) has launched a new virtual personal visits program to keep prisoners in contact with family and friends during the COVID-19 pandemic. On 23 March, Commissioner Peter Martin AMP, on advice from Queensland Health, suspended all personal face-to-face visits to prisons in Queensland...

Changes to isolation policies for new and transfer prisoners

Queensland Corrective Services has announced changes to the isolation policy for new reception and transfer prisoners as a part of its ongoing commitment to keeping Queensland prisons free of COVID-19. Commissioner Peter Martin APM announced that from tomorrow, May 2, the isolation policy would be...

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...

QCS officer recognised with national bravery honour

A Queensland Corrective Services officer was recognised nationally late last month for a heroic act of bravery in helping a victim of domestic violence. Custodial Correctional Officer Kyle Patrech from the Escort and Security Branch was awarded the Bravery Medal by the Governor-General His Excellency General...

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,...

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