Numinbah prisoners train dogs for veterans

Prisoners from Numinbah Correctional Centre are helping train assistance dogs for Defence Force Veterans. Under the arrangement between Queensland Corrective Services (QCS) and Defence Bank Foundation, women at Numinbah Correctional Centre (NCC) are helping to train about 14 dogs a year to Assistance Dog level as...

QCS celebrates community connections in NAIDOC Week

Queensland Corrective Services (QCS) is marking NAIDOC Week with celebrations at its centres and regional offices across the state. Commissioner Peter Martin APM said the celebrations gave QCS the opportunity to acknowledge the invaluable contribution of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and help prisoners remain connected...

Commissioner’s Awards for Excellence

Queensland Corrective Services (QCS) Commissioner Peter Martin APM has congratulated QCS officers at his annual awards for excellence. As a top-tier public safety agency, Commissioner Martin established the Commissioner’s Awards for Excellence in 2018 to celebrate outstanding service from QCS staff in the across five categories:...

Lotus Glen kicks antisocial behaviour into touch

Lotus Glen Correctional Centre has used a touch football competition to curb anti-social behaviour of prisoners, hosting the inaugural Lotus Glen Correctional Centre (LGCC) touch football competition. The brainchild of the activities team, the Prisoner Advisory Committee (PAC) and the Violence Prevention Coordinator it was run...

Death in custody at Townsville Correctional Centre

Queensland Corrective Services can confirm that Queensland Police Service is investigating the death of a 47-year-old prisoner at Townsville Correctional Centre this morning. The man, who was in a single occupancy cell was located by officers early this morning in a secure unit. Queensland Ambulance Service was...

General Manager and Deputy General Manager Announcements

Queensland Corrective Services (QCS) Commissioner Peter Martin APM today announced the appointment of Richard Butcher as the General Manager of the Lotus Glen Correctional Centre (LGCC), as well as number of redeployments. Commencing at LGCC on July 13, Mr Butcher was recruited from Department of Corrections...

Prisoners help meet demand for healthy meals to feed the hungry

Prisoners from around the state are helping put healthy food on the table for thousands of hungry Queenslanders, while also learning useful job skills which may help them reintegrate into the community on their release. In an agreement between Queensland Corrective Services (QCS) and BeefBank, which...

Queensland Corrective Services officer suspended

An administrative officer has been suspended from duty today as a result of being charged with two criminal offences by the Queensland Police Service. The charges are unrelated to their work conduct. As a top-tier public safety agency, Queensland Corrective Services is committed to the highest standards...

QCS officers recognised in Queen’s Birthday 2019 Honours List

Officers from Queensland Corrective Services (QCS) have been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday 2019 Honours List, receiving the Australian Corrections Medal (ACM) for their diligent and distinguished service to public safety. General Manager of Borallon Training and Correctional Centre (Borallon), Peter Henderson, was one of two...

Death in custody at Borallon Training and Correctional Centre

Queensland Corrective Services can confirm that Queensland Police Service is investigating the death of a prisoner at Borallon Training and Correctional Centre overnight. The 27-year-old man, who was in a shared cell in a secure unit was located by staff at about 5am this morning. Resuscitation was...

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