Corrections News

Lotus Glen kicks antisocial behaviour into touch

Lotus Glen Correctional Centre has used a touch football competition to curb anti-social behaviour of prisoners, hosting the inaugural Lotus Glen Correctional Centre (LGCC) touch football competition. The brainchild of the activities team, the Prisoner Advisory Committee (PAC) and the Violence Prevention Coordinator it was run...

Death in custody at Townsville Correctional Centre

Queensland Corrective Services can confirm that Queensland Police Service is investigating the death of a 47-year-old prisoner at Townsville Correctional Centre this morning. The man, who was in a single occupancy cell was located by officers early this morning in a secure unit. Queensland Ambulance Service was...

Sharing our expertise on the specialised management of sexual offenders

QCS is committed to proactively engaging and working with our law-enforcement colleagues across the country to identify and share appropriate information and prevent and disrupt crime. As recognised leaders in specialised sexual offending clinical services, QCS was invited to deliver a suite of training to our...

Community Corrections officer wins gold in 2019 Touch World Cup

Brisbane Region’s Community Corrections Senior Case Manager Katherine knows all about chasing goals after recently returning home an undefeated world champion from the 2019 Touch World Cup held in Malaysia. Katherine has been playing touch football since she was 11, and for Australia for the past...

General Manager and Deputy General Manager Announcements

Queensland Corrective Services (QCS) Commissioner Peter Martin APM today announced the appointment of Richard Butcher as the General Manager of the Lotus Glen Correctional Centre (LGCC), as well as number of redeployments. Commencing at LGCC on July 13, Mr Butcher was recruited from Department of Corrections...

Prisoners help meet demand for healthy meals to feed the hungry

Prisoners from around the state are helping put healthy food on the table for thousands of hungry Queenslanders, while also learning useful job skills which may help them reintegrate into the community on their release. In an agreement between Queensland Corrective Services (QCS) and BeefBank, which...

Queensland Corrective Services officer suspended

An administrative officer has been suspended from duty today as a result of being charged with two criminal offences by the Queensland Police Service. The charges are unrelated to their work conduct. As a top-tier public safety agency, Queensland Corrective Services is committed to the highest standards...

Dog squad set tongues wagging at Townsville Pet Expo

The Townsville Correctional Complex (TCC) dog squad returned to the annual Townsville Pet Expo this weekend to educate the community about their vital role in keeping prisons and the community safe. Queensland Corrective Services’ dog squad includes passive alert drug detection (PADD) dogs that detect and...

QCS officers recognised in Queen’s Birthday 2019 Honours List

Officers from Queensland Corrective Services (QCS) have been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday 2019 Honours List, receiving the Australian Corrections Medal (ACM) for their diligent and distinguished service to public safety. General Manager of Borallon Training and Correctional Centre (Borallon), Peter Henderson, was one of two...

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