Corrections News

Numinbah Correctional Centre officer farewelled after 35 years

Numinbah Correctional Centre Food Services Supervisor, Mr Gerry Lewis, plated up his last meal today, retiring from a corrections career spanning nearly 35 years. Mr Lewis joined the prisons department as a trade instructor and baker in 1985 at Wacol before moving into various roles at...

Townsville Correctional Centre visits cancelled

Due to the big wet in Townsville, visits to Townsville Correctional Complex on the weekend have been cancelled for safety and security reasons. We apologise for the inconvenience, and we'll work to rebook visits once things dry out. Please stay safe and remember – IF IT'S FLOODED,...

50 Shades of Grey(hound) – the finishing post

Hi guys. Liam the Greyhound from Palen Creek Correctional Centre here. I’ve got some big news. Massive. This is my last blogpost - I’ve found my fur-ever family, and am leaving Palen Creek. I am excited and nervous all at the same time. As much as I can’t wait to...

Prisoners sew library bags for children starting school

Library bags sewn by prisoners at Townsville Women’s Correctional Centre will be filled with stationary items and provided to children to help prepare them for school starting. Townsville Correctional Complex General Manager Peter Hall said the centre would be holding a back-to-school event for women prisoners...

Brisbane lights up to mark National Corrections Day

The Story and Victoria bridges in Brisbane will light up in blue and silver this evening to commemorate National Corrections Day. Our 4700 officers manage nearly 30,000 prisoners and offenders around the State, performing a vital and often overlooked public service. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KjVP0131fT0&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR2af8P3NhVSSL01-Vk46DBLMvLWJV-piRaUohORKS9KkzONzRfb7Z6VwkI They work with some of the...

50 days of grey(hound) – Starting the year afresh

Liam from Palen Creek Correctional Centre here with the first update in 2019. Things were a little quieter for me over the Christmas and New Year period. Christmas is not a big deal in prison, but I hear that it is different on the outside. I’ve...

Our details have changed

The Queensland Corrective Services media team’s contact details have recently changed. Please see the updated details below: Email:             qcsmedia@corrections.qld.gov.au Phone:            07 3565 7824 After Hours:  0447 174 377 You can now subscribe to our media releases at https://corrections.qld.gov.au/media/...

A Christmas message from our community corrections staff

This Christmas, our community corrections officers will be supervising about 21,000 offenders on various community based orders. Christmas can be a wonderful time for some, and a difficult time for others. For people working to settle back into the community and reconnect with families, or to...

Christmas behind bars

Paul Kelly’s iconic Christmas song Who’ll make the gravy tells the story of a man facing Christmas in prison, away from his loved ones after ‘screwing up’. It is the reality facing about 8800 Queenslanders this Christmas. But it won’t just be prisoners who don’t...

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