Corrections News

Largest ever graduation boosts Capricornia Correctional Centre

The first Queensland Corrective Services graduation of the year saw a record 37 new officers joining the ranks at Capricornia Correctional Centre on Friday. It was the largest ever graduation of Custodial Correctional Officers in Rockhampton. Deputy Commissioner Koulouris congratulated the graduates on successfully completing the entry...

Principal consultant appointed to new prison

The first new prison to be built in Queensland since 2012 is a significant step closer with the appointment of Guymer Bailey Architects as principal consultant for Southern Queensland Correctional Centre Phase 2 expansion. The $618.8 million Phase 2 Expansion of SQCC, near Gatton, will deliver...

Correctional Counsellor suspended

A Correctional Counsellor from South East Queensland has been suspended from duty subject to an ongoing investigation relating to access to official information and an inappropriate relationship. As a top-tier public safety agency, Queensland Corrective Services is committed to the highest standards of conduct, transparency and...

Contraband stash at Palen Creek Correctional Centre

Officers at Palen Creek Correctional Centre (PCCC) have located a significant stash of contraband including drugs and mobile phones. As part of normal search activities, officers searching the grounds of the farm on the weekend uncovered an esky that had been buried near the perimeter. When opened,...

Officers praised for quick thinking at Capricornia Correctional Centre

Officers from Capricornia Correctional Centre have been praised for their quick thinking in detaining a low security prisoner who wandered into a restricted area between the high and low security areas of the prison today. The prisoner, who appeared to be disorientated, was located on a...

Officer assaulted at Borallon Training and Correctional Centre

Queensland Corrective Services (QCS) can confirm that a custodial correctional officer underwent a general welfare check yesterday as a result of an interaction with a prisoner. The prisoner had been seen to receive a balloon of unknown liquid from another prisoner and when ordered to...

Two new Assistant Commissioners to help shape future Organisational Capability

Applications are open for two new Assistant Commissioners to help shape the future of QCS and the agency’s Organisational Capability Division. The Assistant Commissioner, Policy and Legal Command (General Legal Counsel) and Assistant Commissioner, Ministerial, Communications and Executive Services Command will be responsible for a number...

Improving prison safety through better health

The safety of officers will increase in Queensland prisons as QCS and Queensland Health develop and implement the Prisoner Health and Wellbeing Strategy. QCS is working closely with Queensland Health on the strategy with the main focus being to provide prisoners with healthcare that is equivalent...

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