Offenders work hard to give back to Bundaberg community

Vandalised public spaces in the Bundaberg region are being repaired and rejuvenated by offenders on Community Service orders. In partnership with Bundaberg Regional Council, Queensland Corrective Services’ Bundaberg Community Corrections gives offenders the opportunity to give back to the community harmed by their offending behaviour with...

Townsville Correctional Centre searched following officer injury

Townsville Correctional Centre was placed into lockdown this morning while officers undertake a thorough search of the centre following an incident yesterday when officers were injured, potentially by a needle. The officers were taken to Townsville Hospital yesterday afternoon as a precaution after receiving scratches during...

Minibus puts Elders on the road to help Indigenous prisoners

A new minibus to transport Elders around several north Queensland correctional centres is helping Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander prisoners stay connected to their communities. The minibus, funded by Queensland Corrective Services (QCS), is used by the Binga Birry Justice Group to provide regular visits by...

Record drug seizure at Woodford Correctional Centre

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ttDRzlKJPa4&feature=youtu.be Queensland Corrective Service has recorded what maybe its biggest ever contraband seizure, with intelligence officers intercepting 721 suboxone strips from a visitor to Woodford Correctional Centre last week. It will be alleged the drugs were seized from a 37-year-old woman on Monday as a result of...

Queensland Corrective Services officer suspended

A Queensland Corrective Services officer was suspended from duty yesterday pending a disciplinary process relating to an allegation of unauthorised access of confidential information. As a top-tier public safety agency, Queensland Corrective Services is committed to the highest standards of conduct, transparency and accountability. We expect...

Prisoner charged after assault on officer

The prisoner who assaulted a custodial corrections officer at Borallon Training and Custodial Centre has been charged by police. The 21-year-old man has been charged with one count of serious assault of a correctional services officer, an offence which can attract up to an additional seven...

Offenders give back to flood-ravaged Townsville

Offenders subject to community service orders are giving back to the community by helping clean up Townsville after it was devastated by an extreme wet weather event. A total of seven offenders completed in excess of 200 hours of flood clean-up work since the clean-up began...

Queensland Corrective Services officer suspended

A Queensland Corrective Services officer was suspended from duty on 18 February 2019 pending an investigation of alleged unauthorised use of force on a prisoner and failure to accurately report. As a top-tier public safety agency, Queensland Corrective Services is committed to the highest standards of...

Queensland Corrective Services officer suspended

A 35-year-old Queensland Corrective Services officer was suspended from duty on Wednesday pending an investigation of allegations regarding a breach of professional boundaries and inappropriate access to departmental records. As a top-tier public safety agency, Queensland Corrective Services is committed to the highest standards of conduct,...

Commissioner Martin visits flood-ravaged Townsville to thank officers

https://youtu.be/b9lITFwzo-Y Custodial officers from Lotus Glen Correctional Centre are travelling to Townsville to provide relief staffing for the Townsville Correctional Complex after more than a week of extraordinary flooding in the region. The 10 officers will provide relief staffing for an initial period of one week to...

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