QCS prison wins award for near eradication of Hepatitis C

A Queensland prison has won a prestigious international award for a program to eradicate Hepatitis C amongst prisoners. This Australian first is helping to improve the health and wellbeing of the general prisoner population and also of remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in Far...

QCS officer leads the way at Invictus Games

A Queensland Corrective Services (QCS) Officer will be on the frontline supporting service men and women at this year’s Invictus Games in Sydney. Justin Hemburrow from Brisbane Correctional Centre is leading Team Rubicon Australia as a part of his ongoing commitment to helping fellow veterans. Brisbane Correctional...

Recidivism and the cost of housing prisoners

You might have heard a bit about recidivism rates in Queensland recently, and we thought you might like to get the facts. You might have heard that last year about 42% of Queensland offenders ended up back in prison within two years. You may even have...

Historical MOU signing with the Correctional Service of the Solomon Islands

QCS made history last week when Commissioner Peter Martin signed an international Memorandum of Understanding with Commissioner Francis Haisoma of the Correctional Service of the Solomon Islands (CSSI). As a forward-thinking top tier public safety organisation, QCS is committed to ensuring our officers are highly trained...

QCS officer wins QBANK Everyday Heroes award

A Queensland Corrective Services officer who put his life on the line to help a victim of domestic violence has received the Excellence Award in this year’s QBANK Everyday Heroes Awards. Custodial Correctional Officer, Mr Kyle Patrech from the Escort and Security Branch, was recognised for...

QCS welcomes 12 new custodial officers

Several Queensland Corrective Services facilities will receive new custodial officers following yesterday’s graduation of 12 officers at the Queensland Corrective Services Academy. Queensland Corrective Services Commissioner Peter Martin said safety was a top priority for Queensland Corrective Services. “Custodial officers are at the front line of public...

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