Maroochydore Community Corrections opens to keep Sunshine Coast safe

Minister for Corrective Services, Mark Ryan MP and Commissioner Peter Martin APM have officially opened the new Maroochydore Community Corrections office at a ceremony on the Sunshine Coast this week. The office is a fit for purpose facility that will allow the 21 officers to manage...

Officer injured, Townsville Correctional Centre

QCS can confirm that an officer received injuries following an interaction with a prisoner at Townsville Correctional Centre this morning. The officer, who had entered a cell to engage with an agitated prisoner, retreated after the prisoner lashed out at him. While withdrawing from the cell,...

Officers suspended

Two corrective services officers were suspended from duty this week as a result of an ongoing ethical standards investigations. One officer was suspended due to allegations relating to an inappropriate relationship with a prisoner, inappropriate access of official information and failure to declare a conflict of...

Corrective Services dogs trained to keep North Queensland prisons safe

Queensland Corrective Services Dog Squad officers, Steve with Lobo, Ainsley with Ragner, Darren with Bondi, Tony with Blade, Jade with Ezra and Jacques with Yaeger Lotus Glen Correctional Centre is currently hosting a joint general purpose dog handler training course with officers from Townsville Correctional Complex...

Disturbance, Townsville Correctional Complex

QCS can confirm that four prisoners have been escorted to the Detention Unit following a disturbance at the Townsville Correctional Complex this morning. Four prisoners became non-compliant in a secure unit and barricaded themselves in the exercise yard around 10am. Officers attempted to negotiate with the...

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 6 July. The ACM...

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: ...

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