QCS officer leads the way at Invictus Games

A Queensland Corrective Services (QCS) Officer will be on the frontline supporting service men and women at this year’s Invictus Games in Sydney. Justin Hemburrow from Brisbane Correctional Centre is leading Team Rubicon Australia as a part of his ongoing commitment to helping fellow veterans. Brisbane Correctional...

Two officers suspended from duty

Two custodial corrections officers have been suspended from duty today as a result of an ongoing investigation into an alleged assault of a prisoner at the Princess Alexandra Hospital Secure Unit. As a top-tier public safety agency, Queensland Corrective Services is committed to the highest standards...

QCS officer wins QBANK Everyday Heroes award

A Queensland Corrective Services officer who put his life on the line to help a victim of domestic violence has received the Excellence Award in this year’s QBANK Everyday Heroes Awards. Custodial Correctional Officer, Mr Kyle Patrech from the Escort and Security Branch, was recognised for...

QCS welcomes 12 new custodial officers

Several Queensland Corrective Services facilities will receive new custodial officers following yesterday’s graduation of 12 officers at the Queensland Corrective Services Academy. Queensland Corrective Services Commissioner Peter Martin said safety was a top priority for Queensland Corrective Services. “Custodial officers are at the front line of public...

Queensland Corrective Services welcomes new graduates

Queensland Corrective Services Commissioner Peter Martin welcomed 24 new custodial officers who graduated from the Queensland Corrective Services Academy yesterday. Commissioner Martin said the new officers would continue in their colleagues’ footsteps on the front line of public safety in Queensland, managing some of the most...

Death in custody at Brisbane Women’s Correctional Centre

Queensland Corrective Services can confirm that Queensland Police Service is preparing a report for the coroner into the death of a 51-year-old prisoner at Brisbane Women’s Correctional Centre this morning. The woman, who was in a single cell in the residential area, was located by staff...

Contraband seized at Wolston Correctional Centre

A female visitor was arrested last week after allegedly trying to introduce drugs into Wolston Correctional Centre by hiding a package within her clothes. The 36-year-old has received a Notice to Appear on one count of supplying dangerous drugs to a correctional centre. Queensland Corrective Services Commissioner...

Officer suspended from Maryborough Correctional Centre

A custodial officer from Maryborough Correctional Centre has been suspended from duty. The 25-year-old was suspended for allegations of failing to declare a change in their criminal history. The matter is being investigated by the Queensland Corrective Services Ethical Standards Unit. As a top-tier public safety agency, Queensland...

‘Gorgeous’ George wins award at Canungra Show

Numinbah Correctional Centre’s Charolais bull, Jay Tees Loyalty (known as Gorgeous George to his friends), was sashed Reserve Champion Open Bull at the 80th Canungra Show. The women prisoners at the centre spent many hours in the week leading up to the show preparing George for...

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...

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