Vale, GD dog Tyson

We were heartbroken to learn of the sudden passing of CS Dog Tyson on Friday. [caption id="attachment_3096" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Queensland Corrective Services stock photo shoot, Brisbane Women's Correctional Centre[/caption] Many of you would know Tyson's handler Scott from our public events with PADD dog Thommo. They participated...

Commissioner Martin visits flood-ravaged Townsville to thank officers

https://youtu.be/b9lITFwzo-Y Custodial officers from Lotus Glen Correctional Centre are travelling to Townsville to provide relief staffing for the Townsville Correctional Complex after more than a week of extraordinary flooding in the region. The 10 officers will provide relief staffing for an initial period of one week to...

Numinbah Correctional Centre officer farewelled after 35 years

Numinbah Correctional Centre Food Services Supervisor, Mr Gerry Lewis, plated up his last meal today, retiring from a corrections career spanning nearly 35 years. Mr Lewis joined the prisons department as a trade instructor and baker in 1985 at Wacol before moving into various roles at...

Townsville Correctional Centre visits cancelled

Due to the big wet in Townsville, visits to Townsville Correctional Complex on the weekend have been cancelled for safety and security reasons. We apologise for the inconvenience, and we'll work to rebook visits once things dry out. Please stay safe and remember – IF IT'S FLOODED,...

Brisbane lights up to mark National Corrections Day

The Story and Victoria bridges in Brisbane will light up in blue and silver this evening to commemorate National Corrections Day. Our 4700 officers manage nearly 30,000 prisoners and offenders around the State, performing a vital and often overlooked public service. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KjVP0131fT0&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR2af8P3NhVSSL01-Vk46DBLMvLWJV-piRaUohORKS9KkzONzRfb7Z6VwkI They work with some of the...

Media release

Custodial officer assaulted – update

A custodial correctional officer from Woodford Correctional Centre remains in Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital following an alleged serious assault by a prisoner yesterday afternoon. It is understood that the officer will require surgery on facial fractures after being assaulted at about 3pm yesterday afternoon. Commissioner Peter...

Media release

Custodial officer assaulted

A custodial corrections officer from Woodford Correctional Centre was airlifted to Royal Brisbane Hospital this afternoon with serious facial injuries following an alleged assault by a prisoner. The prisoner is serving a sentence for assault causing grievous bodily harm. The secure units have been placed in lock-down...

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...

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