Corrections News

Take a Look Inside QCS officer profile for International Volunteers Day

Volunteering is an opportunity to give back to your community and many of our officers at Queensland Corrective Services (QCS) regularly dedicate time outside of work to help their community and make a difference, like Senior Psychologist Jennifer, from Brisbane Women’s Correctional Centre who started...

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...

Death in custody – Townsville

Queensland Corrective Services can confirm the death of a 44-year-old woman at Townsville Women's Correctional Centre yesterday evening. QCS is assisting local police who are investigating the circumstances of her death with the Corrective Services Investigations Unit. The State Coroner has been informed of the matter. As this...

Vaccinations required for personal visitors

From December 17, all personal visitors to Queensland prisons will need to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to help protect prisoners and our officers. QCS COVID vaccinations for visitors - YouTube If you are not fully vaccinated, after December 17 you can keep in touch through Virtual...

Take a Look Inside QCS officer profile

Education Officer Rufus has dedicated her career to helping others through education, and her current role which supports students in prison is one she undertakes with passion at Wolston Correctional Centre. Rufus said Education Officers work to build students up by teaching them transferrable skills, self-belief...

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...

Marvel-ous addition to safety in Lotus Glen community

Marvel, a 2-year-old Labrador Passive Alert Drug Detection (PADD) Dog will join the ranks of Lotus Glen Correctional Centre after graduating from training at the Queensland Corrective Services (QCS) Academy today. Marvel will join his colleagues at Lotus Glen Correctional Centre to sniff out contraband with...

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...

Community Corrections graduation increases community safety

Community Corrections officers across Queensland were recognised today after graduating from the Practitioner Development Program (PDP) at a ceremony at the Queensland Corrective Services Academy. Deputy Commissioner Community Corrections and Specialist Operations Sarah Hyde acknowledged the hard work of all Community Corrections officers and thanked them...

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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