Corrections News

General Manager suspended

Queensland Corrective Services can confirm that the General Manager of Townsville Correctional Centre has been suspended from duty. An ethical standards investigation into allegations arising from an alleged inappropriate misuse of his position and departmental resources is underway. Queensland Corrective Services expects the highest standards of ethical...

QCS officers to be recognised for service on National Corrections Day

The Story and Victoria bridges will light up in blue and silver on Friday to celebrate National Corrections Day, recognising the important work of corrective services officers in protecting communities across Australia. As a top tier front line public safety agency, our workforce is our greatest...

Palen Creek prisoners create buzz with unique native bee motels

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-ckzwCkmBw Prisoners at Palen Creek Correctional Centre are turning out hand-crafted homes for native bees, with the bee motels flying off the shelves almost as quickly as they are finished. Custodial Correctional Officer Russell Stanford, who was instrumental in creating the innovative program, said the bee motels...

Officer assaulted at Wolston Correctional Centre

Queensland Corrective Services (QCS) can confirm a Custodial Correctional Officer was assaulted by a prisoner at Wolston Correctional Centre this morning during an incident where force was required to be used. Officers were preparing a prisoner to transition to the Detention Unit when he struck...

Meet the Escort and Security Branch officer with a heart of gold

You can tell from the moment you meet Stella what a caring and thoughtful person she is - but you can also tell she doesn’t sit still for long. A well respected and established member of the Escort and Security Branch (ESB) team, Stella is approaching...

Officers assaulted at Brisbane Correctional Centre

Queensland Corrective Services (QCS) can confirm two Custodial Correctional Officers were treated at hospital for possible exposure to bodily fluids following an incident at Brisbane Correctional Centre on Sunday afternoon. Two officers were attempting to assist a prisoner who was self-harming when he threw a cup...

Abscond – Townsville Correctional Centre low security farm

Three prisoners have absconded from Townsville Correctional Centre low security men's farm this evening. If you have information for police, contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using the online form 24hrs per day. You can report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers, a registered charity...

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