First month of new technology initiatives a measure of success

Queensland Corrective Services (QCS) has seen a large uptake of several technological solutions into correctional centres over the past two months in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. As part of QCS’ pandemic response, a number of innovations have been introduced into centres to address the...

QCS launch prisoner voicemail system to increase connections

Queensland Corrective Services (QCS) has launched another channel for families and friends to keep in contact with loved ones in prison. The prison voicemail system allows approved contacts to leave a voice mail message for prisoners at any time of the day or night. Prisoners can then...

QCS launches virtual personal visits

Queensland Corrective Services (QCS) has launched a new virtual personal visits program to keep prisoners in contact with family and friends during the COVID-19 pandemic. On 23 March, Commissioner Peter Martin AMP, on advice from Queensland Health, suspended all personal face-to-face visits to prisons in Queensland...

Changes to isolation policies for new and transfer prisoners

Queensland Corrective Services has announced changes to the isolation policy for new reception and transfer prisoners as a part of its ongoing commitment to keeping Queensland prisons free of COVID-19. Commissioner Peter Martin APM announced that from tomorrow, May 2, the isolation policy would be...

Prisoners taught how to recycle trashed bicycles into wheelchairs

Prisoners at Palen Creek Correctional Centre (PCCC) are helping people in developing countries with mobility issues by transforming unwanted bicycles into wheelchairs. Palen Creek Acting Deputy General Manager Dave Gordon said some of his officers learned of the Wheelchair Aid Project being run by the Rotary...

QCS announces new isolation procedures for prisoners

Queensland Corrective Services is strengthening its efforts to prevent COVID-19 from entering Queensland prisons, with tough new protocols around prisoner receptions and transfers coming into place from Wednesday April 8. Commissioner Peter Martin APM said that the strengthened regimes would see all new receptions and transferred...

Contraband stash at Palen Creek Correctional Centre

Officers at Palen Creek Correctional Centre (PCCC) have located a significant stash of contraband including drugs and mobile phones. As part of normal search activities, officers searching the grounds of the farm on the weekend uncovered an esky that had been buried near the perimeter. When opened,...

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