Corrections News

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...

Borallon prison carpark operation nets drugs and weapons

Drugs and weapons were seized from people intending to visit prisoners at Borallon Training and Correctional Centre (BTCC) in a joint weekend operation by Queensland Corrective Services and Queensland Police Service. Over the weekend of August 10 and 11, eight QCS officers accompanied by Passive Alert...

Community Service workers help create cool clothes for kids in need

An inspirational program which transforms uniforms once worn by police officers and other public safety agencies into cool clothes for kids is getting a helping hand from offenders on community service orders on Brisbane’s north side. The Sew Many Second Chances team of 21 women and...

Wear it Purple this August 30

I want to share with you why I will be supporting Wear it Purple day which is coming up on August 30. There is no denying how far LGBTIQ+ rights and support has come. No denying how much amazing support from colleagues, families and strangers our...

Prisoners help thousands celebrate Julia Creek Dirt n Dust Festival

The annual Julia Creek Dirt n Dust Festival attracts thousands of national and international visitors each year with attractions ranging from a triathlon and horse races to live music and best butt competitions. Behind the scenes, a group of 12 hard-working prisoners from the Julia...

QCS officers organise Ipswich fundraising race day to Stop Crime

For Borallon Training and Correctional Centre Custodial Correctional Officer Scott Mawhinney, promoting community safety is well and truly under his skin. He’s spent the past 30 years on the front line protecting south-east Queensland, with deployments to the Boggo Road, Sir David Longland, Wolston, Brisbane Women’s...

Prisoners give back to community by building national park toilets

Lotus Glen Correctional Centre (LGCC) prisoners have built a number of pre-fabricated toilets for placement in remote spots in national parks, providing much-needed facilities for the community while also gaining useful work skills. LGCC General Manager Michael MacFarlane said the kit structures were built as part...

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...

Queensland Corrective Services officer suspended, Townsville

A Custodial Correctional Officer of the Townsville Correctional Complex has been suspended pending the completion of a disciplinary process relating to an allegation of deliberately impeding the recording of CCTV footage during an incident at the centre in March, 2018. As a top-tier public safety agency,...

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