Numinbah Correctional Centre evacuation

Queensland Corrective Services can confirm it evacuated Numinbah Correctional Centre, a low security women’s farm in the Gold Coast hinterland, yesterday due to the effects of nearby bushfires. The evacuation allows authorities responsible for managing the fires to focus on community safety. While the centre is not...

Contraband seized during targeted search

A range of contraband was seized during a targeted search on Wednesday at the low security Townsville Correctional Complex Male Farm following receipt of information by intelligence officers. During the search, officers found a number of items including mobile phones, two USB sticks, a quantity of...

10-year strategic plan for Queensland Corrective Services launched

A 10-year strategic plan positioning Queensland Corrective Services as a top tier front line public safety agency was today launched by Commissioner Peter Martin APM. Corrections 2030, which was developed through extensive consultation with QCS staff across the state, and influenced by world’s best practice in...

Recruitment campaign launches at the Ekka

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k6MhtNEvXE4 A new recruitment campaign targeting regional Queenslanders was launched at the Ekka today. With up to 700 full time permanent positions to be filled this financial year, many of them in regional Queensland, the campaign includes a new careers website profiling our officers at the front...

Death in custody at Townsville Correctional Centre

Queensland Corrective Services can confirm that Queensland Police Service is investigating the death of a 47-year-old prisoner at Townsville Correctional Centre this morning. The man, who was in a single occupancy cell was located by officers early this morning in a secure unit. Queensland Ambulance Service was...

Prisoners returned to high security following contraband find

Nine male prisoners have been returned to high security facilities from the Palen Creek Correctional Centre low security farm after a random search and drug testing over the weekend. A scheduled random search of the facility located a range of contraband, including a mobile phone and...

Prisoner charged after assault on officer

The prisoner who assaulted a custodial corrections officer at Borallon Training and Custodial Centre has been charged by police. The 21-year-old man has been charged with one count of serious assault of a correctional services officer, an offence which can attract up to an additional seven...

The truth about televisions in prisons

You may have seen some reporting about the cost of replacing damaged televisions in Queensland prisons recently, with allegations that taxpayers foot the bill for sets damaged by prisoners. We thought you might to like to know the truth. Taxpayers do not subsidise the provision of televisions...

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...

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