Corrections News

Community service workers sew cool neckties for bushfire volunteers

Offenders under the supervision of Queensland Corrective Services are helping fire fighters and volunteers keep cool in bushfire affected areas of New South Wales and on the Sunshine Coast. As part of a community service project, a group of offenders under supervision in the community have...

Officer injured at Capricornia Correctional Centre

Queensland Corrective Services (QCS) can confirm a custodial correctional officer was injured in a confrontation with a prisoner at Capricornia Correctional Centre this afternoon. A prisoner was attending the health centre when he became agitated and spat in a male officer’s face. He was restrained without further...

Officer assaulted at Brisbane Women’s Correctional Centre

Queensland Corrective Services (QCS) can confirm a custodial correctional officer was taken to hospital as a precautionary measure after being injured during an incident with a prisoner at Brisbane Women’s Correctional Centre at the weekend. Officers were escorting the prisoner to the medical unit on January...

National Corrections Day 2020 Commissioner’s Awards recipients announced

The Story and Victoria bridges lit up in blue and silver on Friday 17 January to celebrate National Corrections Day, recognising the important work of corrective services officers in protecting communities across Australia. The 2020 theme was aimed at acknowledging the Everyday people making a difference...

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

[embed]https://youtu.be/_VhPBgNApLE[/embed] 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...

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