Sandbags filled by prisoners deployed

Sandbags filled by prisoners at Maryborough Correctional Centre have been deployed across the Wide Bay area to help protect properties from flooding. General Manager of Maryborough Correctional Centre, Chief Superintendent Kris Winter said it was the fourth year the prison had played a hand in disaster...

Corrections officers roll up for public safety

Workers in Queensland’s correctional facilities have been praised for their high level of vaccine uptake as mandates come into effect in the State’s prisons. The Chief Health Officer’s COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements for Workers in a high-risk setting Direction came into effect on December 17. The Commissioner of...

Welcoming new and recognising longstanding officers

Queensland Corrective Services welcomed 39 new officers and celebrated 17 officers with more than 345 years of combined experience at a ceremony at Wacol yesterday. The 39 new custodial correctional officers were inducted into their vital roles on the front line of public safety at the...

Death in custody – Townsville

Queensland Corrective Services can confirm the death of a 44-year-old woman at Townsville Women's Correctional Centre yesterday evening. QCS is assisting local police who are investigating the circumstances of her death with the Corrective Services Investigations Unit. The State Coroner has been informed of the matter. As this...

Prisoners help Fraser Coast prepare for storm season

Prisoners at Maryborough Correctional Centre are playing an important role in preparing the Fraser Coast for storm season, filling 5,000 sandbags to be stockpiled for use in the event of flooding in the region. General Manager of Maryborough Correctional Centre, Chief Superintendent Kris Winter said it...

Marvel-ous addition to safety in Lotus Glen community

Marvel, a 2-year-old Labrador Passive Alert Drug Detection (PADD) Dog will join the ranks of Lotus Glen Correctional Centre after graduating from training at the Queensland Corrective Services (QCS) Academy today. Marvel will join his colleagues at Lotus Glen Correctional Centre to sniff out contraband with...

Accidental discharge of firearm

Queensland Corrective Services is investigating the circumstances surrounding an accidental discharge of a firearm during Custodial Officer Entry Program (COEP) training yesterday which resulted in injury to a recruit. The recruit was one of four receiving live fire instruction from three firearms instructors from the QCS...

23 new officers commit to public safety

Queensland Corrective Services welcomed 23 new custodial correctional officers at a ceremony at the QCS Academy in Wacol yesterday. QCS Commissioner Paul Stewart APM congratulated and welcomed the new officers to the front line of public safety. “The 23 new officers sworn into their new roles will...

MEDIA ALERT: GP Dogs Justice and Yager at Maryborough

Good morning We have two new General Purpose dogs and handlers being welcomed at Maryborough Correctional Centre this morning. GP Dogs Justice and Yager and their handlers recently graduated QCS' nationally recognised training program and are at Maryborough protecting our officers and ensuring the safety and security...

Yager and Justice join the front line

GP dogs Yager and Justice join Maryborough Correctional Centre General Purpose dogs Yager and Justice and their handlers have joined the front line of public safety at Maryborough Correctional Centre after recently graduating from the QCS Academy. General Manager of Maryborough Correctional Centre, Chief Superintendent Kris...