Visits suspended at all Queensland prisons

As the number of positive COVID-19 cases continues to rise, Queensland Corrective Services has made the decision to suspend personal visits to all correctional centres this week as they move to Stage 3 restrictions. Virtual personal visits remain available subject to movement restrictions within the centres. The...

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Visits cancelled at Arthur Gorrie, Brisbane and Lotus Glen Correctional Centres

After consultation with Queensland Health regarding community cases of COVID-19 in Queensland, visits have been cancelled in some South East Queensland prisons for today. Under the restrictions, personal visits have been cancelled for Arthur Gorrie Correctional, Brisbane Correctional and Lotus Glen Correctional Centres. At this stage all...

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Acting Correctional Manager, Tara, from Helana Jones Centre (HJC) joined Queensland Corrective Services (QCS) almost 16 years ago to pursue a career where she could make a difference. “I have always been driven to achieve better outcomes for the community and joining QCS as a Custodial...

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Vaccination information for visitors

From December 17, 2021 personal visitors to Queensland prisons need to be vaccinated From December 17, only people who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can visit Queensland prisons. VIDEO: Vaccination for visitors The COVID-19 vaccines are safe, effective and free and is the best way to protect, you...

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Prisoners help Fraser Coast prepare for storm season

Prisoners at Maryborough Correctional Centre are playing an important role in preparing the Fraser Coast for storm season, filling 5,000 sandbags to be stockpiled for use in the event of flooding in the region. General Manager of Maryborough Correctional Centre, Chief Superintendent Kris Winter said it...

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Accidental discharge of firearm

Queensland Corrective Services is investigating the circumstances surrounding an accidental discharge of a firearm during Custodial Officer Entry Program (COEP) training yesterday which resulted in injury to a recruit. The recruit was one of four receiving live fire instruction from three firearms instructors from the QCS...

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Take a Look Inside QCS officer profile

Samantha, Senior Case Manager, Mt Gravatt Community Corrections As a Senior Case Manager in Brisbane Region, Samantha specialises in helping offenders get their lives back on track through education, support and modelling pro-social behaviour. “My role focuses predominantly on offenders in the community, many of whom suffer...

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23 new officers commit to public safety

Queensland Corrective Services welcomed 23 new custodial correctional officers at a ceremony at the QCS Academy in Wacol yesterday. QCS Commissioner Paul Stewart APM congratulated and welcomed the new officers to the front line of public safety. “The 23 new officers sworn into their new roles will...

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Catherine, a Custodial Officer Entry Program (COEP) coordinator at Townsville Correctional Complex (TCC), has a Queensland Corrective Services (QCS) career spanning almost 35 years. We'd like to congratulate Catherine who was recognised today during a graduation ceremony at Townsville for her long and meritorious service and...

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Townsville Correctional Complex visits cancelled

Following Queensland Health advice, personal visits have been cancelled at Townsville Correctional Complex. Virtual personal visits remain available, and professional visits are continuing at this time. Personal visits are also cancelled from Woodford Correctional Centre south to the border and west to Gatton. The restrictions will be reviewed...