Restrictions ease Statewide Tuesday

After consultation with Queensland Health regarding community cases in South East Queensland, visits have been reinstated to our prisons. This means that personal visits will be able to booked as normal. Virtual personal visits are also available. Please contact the relevant correctional centre for details of current...

Three correctional dogs hang up their leash

Four of Townsville Correctional Complex’s General Purpose dogs will retire from service after distinguished careers keeping custodial officers safe. General Purpose (GP) dogs Bullet, Kato, and Diesel served a total of 29 years in Queensland Corrective Services alongside their handlers. The principle functions of correctional dog are...

Officers praised for thwarting abscond

Officers at Townsville Correctional Low Security Men’s Centre have been praised for their work in intercepting a contraband and would-be abscond drop last night. The officers located a package of contraband outside the centre at about 1:50am while conducting a regular patrol of the perimeter of...

32 new officers sworn in

Thirty two new custodial correctional officers were sworn into their front-line role in public safety at a ceremonies held in Townsville and Maryborough in the past two days. Commissioner Peter Martin APM congratulated the graduates completing the Custodial Officer Entry Program (COEP) and joining their colleagues...

Restrictions to be eased at Queensland Corrective Services facilities

Due to the easing of restrictions in Queensland and on advice from Queensland Health, we are able relax the restrictions at all of our centres and offices and recommence visits. All correctional centres will revert to Stage 1 restrictions from 6am on 15 April. This means...

Further restrictions at Queensland Corrective Services Facilities

Due to ongoing confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the community in Queensland, the decision has been made to suspend all visits in prisons and community corrections offices across Queensland. This means that Townsville Correctional Complex, Lotus Glen Correctional Centre, Northern Region Community Corrections and Far Northern...

Community safety increased thanks to Community Corrections graduates

The expertise of community corrections officers from across Queensland has been recognised today at a ceremony held at the Queensland Corrective Services Academy. 23 community corrections graduates were recognised for their work and achievement of completing the Practitioner Development Program (PDP) at a ceremony held at...

Townsville Correctional Centre General Manager named

Queensland Corrective Services has named the new General Manager of Townsville Correctional Complex. Chief Superintendent Louise Kneeshaw, who has been acting in the position since March 2020, was today substantively confirmed in the position as a part of a recruitment process which filled a number of...

Update – booking of visits in South East Queensland to recommence

Due to Queensland’s sustained effort to contain the COVID-19 cases in the Greater Brisbane community over the past two weeks, we are able relax the restrictions at all of our centres and offices. Queensland Health advised that we are able to recommence booking personal visits as...

Queensland lights up blue for National Corrections Day

Queensland is lighting up blue to celebrate the work of corrections officers on the front line of public safety on National Corrections Day, Friday 15 January.   Minister for Corrective Services, Mark Ryan, said that communities from Mt Isa to Palm Island and out to Roma were...

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