QCS officer assaulted during incident response

QCS officer assaulted during incident response A Queensland Corrective Services Custodial Officer was assaulted following an incident at Wolston Correctional Centre. At approximately 5.30pm on Sunday, 19 August 2018, a small group of prisoners were observed to damage windows in a prisoner unit. As Queensland Corrective Services officers...

QCS celebrate graduating prisoners at Borallon Training and Correctional Centre

Corrective Services Minister Mark Ryan and Queensland Corrective Services Commissioner Peter Martin today congratulated 140 prisoners who completed MAX Solutions and TAFE Queensland courses. Minister Ryan said Borallon Training and Correctional Centre provided prisoners with access to training opportunities to improve their skills and increase their...

Corrective Services Officers suspended from Maryborough Correctional Centre

Two custodial corrections officers from Maryborough Correctional Centre have been suspended from duty today for unrelated matters. The first, a 50-year-old man, was suspended over allegations of sleeping on duty and breach of professional boundaries. The second, a 38-year-old was suspended over allegations of failing to comply...

QCS officer nominated as everyday hero

Lotus Glen Correctional Centre’s Custodial Corrections Officer, Mr Matthew Cawdell, has been nominated as an everyday hero in this year’s QBANK Everyday Heroes Awards. Mr Cawdell has been nominated for his volunteer work as Group Leader of the Holloways Beach State Emergency Service Unit. During March 2018,...

QCS launches correctional hepatitis C videos state-wide

Queensland Corrective Services, in partnership with Hepatitis Queensland, has rolled out three educational videos to all correctional centres across the State in a bid to curb the spread of hepatitis C. The three videos produced by Hepatitis Queensland focus on risk factors, testing and treatment. Queensland Corrective...

Offenders turn over new leaf at tree-mendous revegetation project

Offenders from Queensland Corrective Services’ Cairns District Office are helping the environment by rehabilitating the Thomatis Creek bank and adjoining land. The Richters (Thomatis) Creek Rehabilitation Project at Holloways Beach aims to restore a 250 metre section of the land, which was previously cleared for sugar...

QCS Food Supervisor leaves recipe for success

Capricornia Correctional Centre’s Food Supervisor, Sean Dyer, has served his last meal last week following years of sharing skills with prisoners and providing for the community. Capricornia Correctional Centre General Manager Paula May said people like Mr Dyer are essential in the daily running of prisons...

QCS says thanks fur everything to graduating pups

A ceremony was held in Maryborough Correctional Centre today to celebrate the graduation of Tango and Tarzan, the latest pups to complete the Smart Pups program. Prisoners help with training the assistance dogs as part of the program. The dogs will eventually be paired with children...

Gardening Australia host Costa visits garden maintained by offenders

Manoora Community Garden, which is maintained by offenders on community service orders will get a visit from Costa Georgiadis this weekend. The host of ABC’s Gardening Australia, Costa will visit Manoora Community Garden in Cairns on 21 July 2018 for Conversations with Costa. Queensland Corrective Services Commissioner...

High security prisons locked down after drone incursion

Four of Queensland’s High Security prisons were placed in lockdown yesterday evening after a number of drones were flown over their perimeters. Brisbane Correctional Centre, Brisbane Women’s Correctional Centre, Wolston Correctional Centre and Arthur Gorrie Correctional Centre were all locked down after the incursion on Sunday...

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