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...

Email and EFT transfer for prisoners

  It is now easier for family and friends to stay in touch with prisoners in Queensland prisons with streamlined processes to sign up for email and electronic funds transfer. When signing up for these services, family and friends of prisoners now have the option to...

Officers band together in floods

Our officers go above and beyond every day to make Queensland a safer place, and this weekend was no exception. While none of our centres are in flood zones, several high security prisons are surrounded by areas which do flood, and this is exactly what faced...

Visits cancelled – SEQ prisons

UPDATE: ALL VISITS TO MARYBOROUGH CORRECTIONAL CENTRE HAVE BEEN SUSPENDED As you’re aware, the significant rain event in South East Queensland has led to widespread road closures across South East Queensland. While none of our prisons are impacted directly, a number have been cut off over the...

Visits are back!

We appreciate how challenging it has been for you and your loved ones not having face-to-face visits while we managed the COVID-19 outbreaks in our centres. The number of COVID-19 cases in our centres has fallen from a high of 518 on January 17 to 67...