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Prisoners charged over code black

The first charges have been laid in response to the Code Black at Capricornia Correctional Centre in October last year. Some 45 prisoners were charged this week with one count of riot and given notice to appear in Rockhampton Magistrates Court as a result of their...

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Capricornia Correctional Centre review released

Queensland Corrective Services (QCS) today released the outcomes of an independent review into the work culture at Capricornia Correctional Centre. Deputy Commissioner Gary McCahon today travelled to Rockhampton to speak personally to the officers at the Capricornia Correctional Centre about the conclusions and recommendations of the...

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New corrections officers improve community safety across South East Queensland

Queensland’s newest corrective services officers moved to the frontline of public safety today, working to reduce reoffending to keep Southeast Queensland safe. 38 new custodial correctional officers were sworn into their roles and one officer recognised for 20 years of service in keeping Queensland safe at...

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New corrections officers improve community safety in Far North Queensland

Queensland’s newest corrective services officers have moved to the frontline of public safety, working to reduce reoffending to keep Far North Queensland safe. Fifteen new custodial correctional officers were sworn into their roles at a Queensland Corrective Services’ (QCS) graduation ceremony in Mareeba. Acting Assistant Commissioner Northern...

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New corrections officers improve community safety in Rockhampton

Queensland’s newest corrective services officers have moved to the frontline of public safety, working to reduce offending to keep Rockhampton safe. 17 new custodial correctional officers were sworn into their roles at a Queensland Corrective Services’ (QCS) graduation ceremony. Assistant Minister for Education and Member for Keppel...

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New corrections officers improve community safety for SEQ

Queensland’s newest corrective services officers have moved to the frontline of public safety, working to reduce reoffending to keep Southeast Queensland safe. 18 new custodial correctional officers were sworn into their roles and four officers recognised for their combined 100 years of service in keeping Queensland...

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Drug trafficking charges in joint police investigation

Detectives have charged 12 people as part of a joint investigation between Queensland Police Service and Queensland Corrective Services into the trafficking of dangerous and prescription drugs at a Cairns Correctional Centre. Operation Tango Artesian closed this month following an extensive investigation by investigators from the...

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Specialist officers show off tactical skills

Specialist QCS officers gave a rare insight into their training to deal with critical incidents behind the wire today as part of a recruitment campaign. The Tactical Response Team, including the Delta Unit, showcased their skills for the cameras at Maryborough Correctional Centre recently. The display was...

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Council commends corrections for flood sandbag marathon effort

The hard work of prisoners at Maryborough Correctional Centre to fill about 4000 sandbags in four days in the lead up to the recent flooding in the town have been recognised. Landscaping Trade Instructor, Wayne Simpson received a certificate of appreciation from Fraser Coast Regional Councillor...

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Prison pup puts best paw forward

One of Queensland Corrective Services’ youngest recruits has showed off his skills at a special demonstration at Maryborough Correctional Centre. Wolf, an 11-month-old German Shepherd has been in training at the academy since he was just eight weeks old with one of QCS’ most experienced dog...