Corrections News

Innisfail Work Camp marks 10 years of helping the community

The Innisfail Work Camp this week celebrates 10 years of assisting regional communities to recover from natural disasters and offering prisoners a chance at reparation and rehabilitation. A ceremony Thursday morning at the camp on Goondi Mill Road will give community groups the chance to celebrate...

Graduating officers boost safety for Queensland Corrective Services

Community safety has been boosted with 14 custodial correctional officer graduates joining the Queensland Corrective Services ranks at a ceremony held in Mareeba last week. The officers will join their colleagues at Lotus Glen Correctional Centre (LGCC). Queensland Corrective Services Deputy Commissioner, Community Corrections and Specialist Operations,...

Offenders work hard to give back to Bundaberg community

Vandalised public spaces in the Bundaberg region are being repaired and rejuvenated by offenders on Community Service orders. In partnership with Bundaberg Regional Council, Queensland Corrective Services’ Bundaberg Community Corrections gives offenders the opportunity to give back to the community harmed by their offending behaviour with...

Townsville Correctional Centre searched following officer injury

Townsville Correctional Centre was placed into lockdown this morning while officers undertake a thorough search of the centre following an incident yesterday when officers were injured, potentially by a needle. The officers were taken to Townsville Hospital yesterday afternoon as a precaution after receiving scratches during...

Officers recognised for Commonwealth Games efforts

The first two Queensland Corrective Service recipients of the XXI Commonwealth Games Citation were recognised at an event at Police headquarters this morning. Deputy Commissioner Paul Stewart and Custodial Corrections Officer Andrew Lynch from Escort and Security Branch received the citation, which is being presented to...

Minibus puts Elders on the road to help Indigenous prisoners

A new minibus to transport Elders around several north Queensland correctional centres is helping Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander prisoners stay connected to their communities. The minibus, funded by Queensland Corrective Services (QCS), is used by the Binga Birry Justice Group to provide regular visits by...

Record drug seizure at Woodford Correctional Centre

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ttDRzlKJPa4&feature=youtu.be Queensland Corrective Service has recorded what maybe its biggest ever contraband seizure, with intelligence officers intercepting 721 suboxone strips from a visitor to Woodford Correctional Centre last week. It will be alleged the drugs were seized from a 37-year-old woman on Monday as a result of...

Queensland Corrective Services officer suspended

A Queensland Corrective Services officer was suspended from duty yesterday pending a disciplinary process relating to an allegation of unauthorised access of confidential information. As a top-tier public safety agency, Queensland Corrective Services is committed to the highest standards of conduct, transparency and accountability. We expect...

Prisoner charged after assault on officer

The prisoner who assaulted a custodial corrections officer at Borallon Training and Custodial Centre has been charged by police. The 21-year-old man has been charged with one count of serious assault of a correctional services officer, an offence which can attract up to an additional seven...

QCS International Women’s Day award winners

Commissioner Peter Martin APM today presented a number of International Women’s Day awards at the combined public safety agency event at the RNA Showgrounds in Brisbane. Congratulations to the following winners: Excellence in Performance in Community Corrections and Specialist Operations Nadine Robinson District Manager, Community Corrections, Redcliffe Nadine is...

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