QCS officer to represent Queensland at National Rugby Championship

A Brisbane South Community Corrections officer will represent Country Queensland during this year’s National Rugby Championship, which will kicked off last month. Carter is a Case Manager and plays a vital role in protecting the community by managing some of the most complex and challenging individuals...

Assault sentence and officer safety: Commissioner

Queensland Corrective Services Commissioner Peter Martin APM today acknowledged the sentence handed down to a prisoner who assaulted a custodial correctional officer at Woodford Correctional Centre last December. The prisoner received an additional three years and six months to his prison term after being convicted of...

A full picture solution to a puzzling problem in Hervey Bay

[caption id="attachment_4077" align="alignnone" width="800"] Puzzles for sick children in hospital.[/caption] Hervey Bay Community Corrections recently came up with a full picture solution to a puzzling problem that will brighten the stay of sick kids in hospital. The puzzle project is the brainchild of Eddie who works at...

Numinbah Correctional Centre evacuation

Queensland Corrective Services can confirm it evacuated Numinbah Correctional Centre, a low security women’s farm in the Gold Coast hinterland, yesterday due to the effects of nearby bushfires. The evacuation allows authorities responsible for managing the fires to focus on community safety. While the centre is not...

Artist frames a better future with community service work for Elders

The entrance to the meeting place of the Inala Elders Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders Corporation is brighter thanks to the work of an offender under the supervision of Queensland Corrective Services. Visitors to the meeting place are now greeted with a large entry sign incorporating...

Cairns Community Corrections donates footwear to disadvantaged

Disadvantaged Queenslanders are walking a little easier following the donation of footwear by officers from the Cairns District Community Corrections office. Around 100 pairs of thongs were purchased by the officers with funds raised from their weekly Jeans Day Friday raffle and donated to Anglicare’s Diversionary...

QCS joins public safety partners at Brisbane Pride March

Recently, I had the pleasure of launching Corrections 2030, a 10 year strategic roadmap for the future of Queensland Corrective Services. Corrections 2030 identifies five key principles which should guide our day-to-day work. They are safety, excellence, empowerment, accountability and respect. I believe Queensland Corrective Services’ commitment...

Queensland Corrective Services crack down on contraband

Queensland Corrective Services (QCS) has blocked a large amount of prohibited items at prisons across the state in the past month, seizing significant amounts of contraband during searches. Intelligence-led and random searches in recent weeks have uncovered prohibited items at centres around the state including Townsville,...

Contraband seized during targeted search

A range of contraband was seized during a targeted search on Wednesday at the low security Townsville Correctional Complex Male Farm following receipt of information by intelligence officers. During the search, officers found a number of items including mobile phones, two USB sticks, a quantity of...

Borallon prison carpark operation nets drugs and weapons

Drugs and weapons were seized from people intending to visit prisoners at Borallon Training and Correctional Centre (BTCC) in a joint weekend operation by Queensland Corrective Services and Queensland Police Service. Over the weekend of August 10 and 11, eight QCS officers accompanied by Passive Alert...

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