Corrections News

Queensland Corrective Services officer suspended, South East Queensland

An officer was suspended from duty on 18 June 2021 due to an ongoing investigation. This is due to allegations of possession of dangerous drugs. As a top-tier public safety agency, Queensland Corrective Services is committed to the highest standards of conduct, transparency and accountability. We expect the...

Eight new officers for Capricornia Correctional Centre

Eight new custodial correctional officers will be sworn into their front-line role in public safety at a ceremony held in Rockhampton tomorrow (Friday 18 June). Deputy Commissioner for Custodial Operations, Gary McCahon, congratulated the graduates completing the Custodial Officer Entry Program (COEP) and joining their colleagues...

Officers recognised in Queen’s Birthday honours

Three Queensland Corrective Services (QCS) officers have been awarded with the Australian Corrections Medal (ACM) as part of the Queen's Birthday celebrations. Commissioner Peter Martin APM said the Australian Corrections Medal acknowledges the excellent, often unseen work that correctional officers do to keep their communities safe. “I’d...

32 new officers sworn in

Thirty two new custodial correctional officers were sworn into their front-line role in public safety at a ceremonies held in Townsville and Maryborough in the past two days. Commissioner Peter Martin APM congratulated the graduates completing the Custodial Officer Entry Program (COEP) and joining their colleagues...

Death in custody, Maryborough Correctional Centre

Queensland Corrective Services can confirm that a prisoner died overnight at Maryborough Correctional Centre. The 74-year-old man was found deceased in his single occupancy cell at about 4:30am. Officers and QAS made attempts to resuscitate the man, however he was declared dead at about 5:20am. QCS will assist...

QCS phases out cash in the mail for prisoners

From July 1 prisoners in Queensland Corrective Services (QCS) facilities will no longer be able to receive cash in the mail. Family members and friends sending money to prisoners will need to use Secure Payments Services (SPS) or send a money order after that date. SPS is...

46 new officers and dogs sworn in to protect the safety of Queenslanders

Forty-six new Custodial Correctional Officers (CCOs) and eight dog squad officers and their dogs were sworn into frontline roles in public safety at a ceremony at the Queensland Corrective Services (QCS) Academy today. The ceremony also acknowledged three recent recipients of the Australian Corrections Medal (ACM)...

Community safety in central Queensland boosted with 16 new officers

16 new custodial correctional officers were sworn into their front line role in public safety at a ceremony held in Rockhampton today. Queensland Corrective Services Commissioner Peter Martin APM congratulated the graduates completing the Custodial Officer Entry Program (COEP) and joining their colleagues on the front...

QCS and Griffith University collab sheds light on incarceration

The ‘wicked questions’ around incarceration and rehabilitation will the focus of a collaboration between Queensland Corrective Services and the Griffith University Criminology Institute. Griffith Universities Social Analytics Lab (SAL) will allow researchers from around the world access to QCS data to support evidence-based decision making and...

30 new corrective service officers join QCS

Queensland Corrective Services (QCS) has welcomed 30 new custodial correctional officers in a ceremony that was held at the QCS Academy yesterday. The new officers, recently completing the Custodial Officer Entry Level Program (COEP), will take on their roles as agents of change at Brisbane, Borallon,...

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