Corrections News

QCS celebrates community connections in NAIDOC Week

Queensland Corrective Services (QCS) is marking NAIDOC Week with celebrations at its centres and regional offices across the state. Commissioner Peter Martin APM said the celebrations gave QCS the opportunity to acknowledge the invaluable contribution of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and help prisoners remain connected...

Commissioner’s Awards for Excellence

Queensland Corrective Services (QCS) Commissioner Peter Martin APM has congratulated QCS officers at his annual awards for excellence. As a top-tier public safety agency, Commissioner Martin established the Commissioner’s Awards for Excellence in 2018 to celebrate outstanding service from QCS staff in the across five categories:...

QCS celebrates NAIDOC Week across Queensland

[embed]https://youtu.be/xjzuBlfwZiI[/embed] Next week, July 7 to 14 is NAIDOC Week, a time when we celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. The theme for this year’s NAIDOC week is Voice… Treaty… Truth, the three key elements to the reforms set out...

Nadine Robinson – From volunteer to District Manager

Like many before her, Nadine Robinson donned a backpack and left the shores of England. Her destination was Sydney, but fate had other plans and the temptation of sunny Townsville sounded like the perfect place to study a double degree in psychology and criminology at...

Lotus Glen kicks antisocial behaviour into touch

Lotus Glen Correctional Centre has used a touch football competition to curb anti-social behaviour of prisoners, hosting the inaugural Lotus Glen Correctional Centre (LGCC) touch football competition. The brainchild of the activities team, the Prisoner Advisory Committee (PAC) and the Violence Prevention Coordinator it was run...

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...

Sharing our expertise on the specialised management of sexual offenders

QCS is committed to proactively engaging and working with our law-enforcement colleagues across the country to identify and share appropriate information and prevent and disrupt crime. As recognised leaders in specialised sexual offending clinical services, QCS was invited to deliver a suite of training to our...

Community Corrections officer wins gold in 2019 Touch World Cup

Brisbane Region’s Community Corrections Senior Case Manager Katherine knows all about chasing goals after recently returning home an undefeated world champion from the 2019 Touch World Cup held in Malaysia. Katherine has been playing touch football since she was 11, and for Australia for the past...

General Manager and Deputy General Manager Announcements

Queensland Corrective Services (QCS) Commissioner Peter Martin APM today announced the appointment of Richard Butcher as the General Manager of the Lotus Glen Correctional Centre (LGCC), as well as number of redeployments. Commencing at LGCC on July 13, Mr Butcher was recruited from Department of Corrections...

Prisoners help meet demand for healthy meals to feed the hungry

Prisoners from around the state are helping put healthy food on the table for thousands of hungry Queenslanders, while also learning useful job skills which may help them reintegrate into the community on their release. In an agreement between Queensland Corrective Services (QCS) and BeefBank, which...

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