Operation Boss Lift – recognising our reservists

Deputy Commissioner Custodial Operations, Andy Beck, recently represented Queensland Corrective Services on the Australian Defence Force’s Operation Boss Lift – an opportunity for employers to see first-hand the benefits of reservist training for staff. DC Beck joined 27 other senior executives, CEOs and company directors on...

50 Shades of Grey(hound) – the finishing post

Hi guys. Liam the Greyhound from Palen Creek Correctional Centre here. I’ve got some big news. Massive. This is my last blogpost - I’ve found my fur-ever family, and am leaving Palen Creek. I am excited and nervous all at the same time. As much as I can’t wait to...

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Prisoners sew library bags for children starting school

Library bags sewn by prisoners at Townsville Women’s Correctional Centre will be filled with stationary items and provided to children to help prepare them for school starting. Townsville Correctional Complex General Manager Peter Hall said the centre would be holding a back-to-school event for women prisoners...

50 days of grey(hound) – Starting the year afresh

Liam from Palen Creek Correctional Centre here with the first update in 2019. Things were a little quieter for me over the Christmas and New Year period. Christmas is not a big deal in prison, but I hear that it is different on the outside. I’ve...

A Christmas message from our community corrections staff

This Christmas, our community corrections officers will be supervising about 21,000 offenders on various community based orders. Christmas can be a wonderful time for some, and a difficult time for others. For people working to settle back into the community and reconnect with families, or to...

50 Days of Grey(hound) – Happy Howl-idays!

Long time, no bark! Your furry friend Liam here with another journal entry. This week I got into the spirit of Christmas and helped decorate the prison’s office Christmas tree. Despite getting the urge, apparently a good pet doesn’t mark his territory on these types of trees, they...

50 Days of Grey(Hound) – PLAY DATE!

Hi guys! Liam the Greyhound here, with my second journal entry from prison. As you may recall from last week’s post, my mate Cyril and I got sent up to Palen Creek Correctional Centre to learn the ins and outs of being pets after our racing careers...

50 Days of Grey(hound)

Hello! My name is Liam and as you may be able to tell from my dashing good looks and my lithe physique, I am a retired racing greyhound. My three friends, Cyril, Ernie and Eddie and I have been sent to prison. But don’t worry, we...

Closing the door on workplace injuries

More than 9000 of society’s most challenging and complex people are managed in Queensland’s prisons. Every day our officers undertake a vital front line public safety role in managing these prisoners, working with them to change their attitudes, address their health and behavioural issues and ensure...

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