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New correctional officers improve community safety in South East Queensland

Queensland’s newest corrective services officers have moved to the frontline of public safety, working to reduce reoffending to keep South East Queensland safe. 43 new custodial correctional officers were sworn into their roles at a Queensland Corrective Services’ (QCS) graduation ceremony on Friday 25 November. Member for...

Prisoner located and returned to custody

Queensland Corrective Services can confirm the prisoner who absconded from Lotus Glen Correctional Centre Low Security Prison has been located by police and returned to custody. Thanks to the media who covered this matter, and to Queensland Police Service for their assistance....

New correctional officers improve community safety in Maryborough

Queensland’s newest correctional officers move to the frontline of public safety today, working to reduce reoffending to keep the Wide Bay region safe. 18 new custodial correctional officers will be sworn into their roles at a Queensland Corrective Services’ (QCS) graduation ceremony today. Member for Maryborough Bruce...

Prisoners help Fraser Coast get ready for disaster season

Prisoners at Maryborough Correctional Centre are giving the local community a head start on preparation for storm season, already filling 6,000 sandbags in readiness for possible flooding. General Manager of Maryborough Correctional Centre, Chief Superintendent Kris Winter said it was the fifth year that the prison...

Death in custody Capricornia Correctional Centre

Queensland Corrective Services can confirm that Queensland Police Service is investigating the death of a 31-year-old prisoner from Capricornia Correctional Centre The man who had sustained injuries was located by QCS officers on Saturday morning. CPR commenced immediately, an ambulance was called and the man was transported...

Six new dog squad teams join the corrections’ front line

Six new General-Purpose dogs and their handlers have graduated to the ranks of the elite Queensland Corrective Services’ Delta Unit. QCS Acting Assistant Commissioner Eloise Hamlett said the dog squad teams join the front line of public safety following a rigorous course which included intensive operational...

New correctional officers join the frontline in Far North Queensland

Queensland’s newest corrective services officers have moved to the frontline of public safety, working to reduce reoffending to keep Far North Queensland safe. 13 new custodial correctional officers were sworn into their roles at a Queensland Corrective Services’ (QCS) graduation ceremony at Mareeba. Member for Cook Cynthia...

Corrections officers respond to motor vehicle crash

Officers from the Southern Queensland Correctional Centre went above and beyond their duty as first responders to a 4WD crash near the prison recently. General Manager, Chief Superintendent, Tamara Bambrick commended Delta Unit dog handlers and a Correctional Centre Supervisor who went to help the crash...

Updated: Prisoner abscond from Palen Creek Correctional Centre

**UPDATE** The prisoner from Palen Creek Correctional Centre has been located and is in the custody of Queensland Corrective Services.  The matter has been referred to the Corrective Services Investigation Unit, Queensland Police Service. ENDS Police and Queensland Corrective Services officers are searching for prisoner BOL, Philip Chol who...

New correctional officers join the frontline in South East Queensland

Queensland’s newest corrective services officers have moved to the frontline of public safety, working to reduce reoffending to keep South East Queensland safe. 23 new custodial correctional officers were sworn into their roles at a Queensland Corrective Services’ (QCS) graduation ceremony. Member for Mount Ommaney, Jessica Pugh...