Australia Day Honours for QCS officers

Congratulation to three Queensland Corrective Services officers who were recognised in the Australia Day Honours, receiving the Australian Corrections Medal. Assistant Commissioner Eloise Hamlett, Superintendent Rhiannon Porter and Custodial Supervisor Shane Allwood were named in the honours list for distinguished service by an operational member of...

Queensland lights up blue for National Corrections Day

Queensland lit up blue for National Corrections Day in recognition of the work of correctional officers on the front line of public safety on Friday 20 January. The annual day celebrates the important work of Queensland’s dedicated corrective services staff and provides an opportunity for the...

Updated: Abscond from low security, Townsville

Updated 8 January 2023: Police have located and arrested one of two prisoners who allegedly absconded from Townsville Correctional Centre (Women's Low Security) on 25 December 2022. Police and Queensland Corrective Services officers are still searching for prisoner Kristy Lisa Barnes who is currently serving one...

Queensland Corrective Services Media Conference

QCS Media Conference WHAT:  Queensland Corrective Services Commissioner Paul Stewart will hold a media conference at QCS headquarters in relation to allegations about a supervised prisoner. WHERE:  Queensland Corrective Services 69 Ann Street, Brisbane QLD 4000 WHEN: 11.15 am, Friday 2 December, 2022 – media please gather in the...

Prisoner located and returned to custody

Queensland Corrective Services can confirm the prisoner who absconded from Lotus Glen Correctional Centre Low Security Prison has been located by police and returned to custody. Thanks to the media who covered this matter, and to Queensland Police Service for their assistance....

New corrections officers improve community safety in Maryborough

Queensland’s newest corrective services officers moved to the frontline of public safety, working to reduce reoffending to keep Maryborough safe. Nine new custodial correctional officers were sworn into their roles at a Queensland Corrective Services’ (QCS) graduation ceremony in Maryborough. Assistant Minister for Train Manufacturing and Regional...

Lockyer Valley – unlock a new career in community safety

Southern Queensland Correctional Centre is actively recruiting for 26 new custodial correctional officers to fill positions in the Lockyer Valley. Applications are now open with visiting recruitment specialists conducting assessments and interviews in Gatton on 15-16 June 2022. Southern Queensland Correctional Centre, Acting Chief Superintendent Colin Poole...

Prison officers not fooled by contraband stitch up

Vigilant officers at Woodford Correctional Centre have successfully stopped a large quantity of contraband Suboxone strips from entering the prison by post. Woodford Correctional Centre Chief Superintendent, General Manager Stuart McHaffie said suspicions were raised when a satchel containing clothing arrived in the centre’s mail room. “Officers...

New corrections officers improve community safety in Far North Queensland

Queensland’s newest corrective services officers have moved to the frontline of public safety, working to reduce reoffending to keep Far North Queensland safe. Fifteen new custodial correctional officers were sworn into their roles at a Queensland Corrective Services’ (QCS) graduation ceremony in Mareeba. Acting Assistant Commissioner Northern...

Prison pup puts best paw forward

One of Queensland Corrective Services’ youngest recruits has showed off his skills at a special demonstration at Maryborough Correctional Centre. Wolf, an 11-month-old German Shepherd has been in training at the academy since he was just eight weeks old with one of QCS’ most experienced dog...