QCS deploys specialised training internationally

Specialised training from Queensland Corrective Services (QCS) is being deployed internationally to assist officers from the Correctional Service of the Solomon Islands (CSSI). The Solomon Islands Justice Program is overseen and funded by the Australian Federal Government, enabling Solomon Islands officers to undertake programs with QCS. In...

Lotus Glen Correctional Centre embraces culture to celebrate NAIDOC Week

Lotus Glen Correctional Centre (LGCC) acknowledges the rich culture that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders bring to the community during NAIDOC Week in 2019. NAIDOC Week events are occurring state-wide this month and this year’s national theme is VOICE.TREATY.RESPECT. There are a number of events that are...

Numinbah prisoners train dogs for veterans

Prisoners from Numinbah Correctional Centre are helping train assistance dogs for Defence Force Veterans. Under the arrangement between Queensland Corrective Services (QCS) and Defence Bank Foundation, women at Numinbah Correctional Centre (NCC) are helping to train about 14 dogs a year to Assistance Dog level as...

QCS celebrates community connections in NAIDOC Week

Queensland Corrective Services (QCS) is marking NAIDOC Week with celebrations at its centres and regional offices across the state. Commissioner Peter Martin APM said the celebrations gave QCS the opportunity to acknowledge the invaluable contribution of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and help prisoners remain connected...

Commissioner’s Awards for Excellence

Queensland Corrective Services (QCS) Commissioner Peter Martin APM has congratulated QCS officers at his annual awards for excellence. As a top-tier public safety agency, Commissioner Martin established the Commissioner’s Awards for Excellence in 2018 to celebrate outstanding service from QCS staff in the across five categories:...

Lotus Glen kicks antisocial behaviour into touch

Lotus Glen Correctional Centre has used a touch football competition to curb anti-social behaviour of prisoners, hosting the inaugural Lotus Glen Correctional Centre (LGCC) touch football competition. The brainchild of the activities team, the Prisoner Advisory Committee (PAC) and the Violence Prevention Coordinator it was run...

Death in custody at Townsville Correctional Centre

Queensland Corrective Services can confirm that Queensland Police Service is investigating the death of a 47-year-old prisoner at Townsville Correctional Centre this morning. The man, who was in a single occupancy cell was located by officers early this morning in a secure unit. Queensland Ambulance Service was...

Community Corrections officer wins gold in 2019 Touch World Cup

Brisbane Region’s Community Corrections Senior Case Manager Katherine knows all about chasing goals after recently returning home an undefeated world champion from the 2019 Touch World Cup held in Malaysia. Katherine has been playing touch football since she was 11, and for Australia for the past...

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