Corrections News

Non-essential visits suspended – SEQ

Due to a case of COVID-19 in the community in Brisbane, the decision has been made to suspend personal visits in prisons in South East Queensland. This includes prison from Woodford Correctional Centre south and west to Southern Queensland Correctional Centre and including all Wacol-based centres,...

50 jobs on offer for Lockyer Valley locals

Queensland Corrective Services is looking for 50 Lockyer Valley locals to take up permanent, secure jobs near Gatton, with paid training starting shortly. Commissioner Peter Martin said that by 2023, QCS would be employing about 500 new officers at the Southern Queensland Correctional Precinct near Gatton,...

Vale GP Dog Aussy

Vale GP Dog Aussy It is with sadness that we report the passing of Corrections Dog Aussy after a short illness. Aussy was a five-year-old German Shepherd who came from a long line of corrections dogs specifically bred for the traits that make them so valuable in...

Death in custody, Wolston Correctional Centre

Queensland Corrective Services (QCS) can confirm the death of a prisoner in QCS custody at the Princess Alexandra Hospital today. The 26-year old man was found nonresponsive in a single occupancy cell at Wolston Correctional Centre on February 16 and responding officers administered first aid until...

Community safety increased thanks to Community Corrections graduates

The expertise of community corrections officers from across Queensland has been recognised today at a ceremony held at the Queensland Corrective Services Academy. 23 community corrections graduates were recognised for their work and achievement of completing the Practitioner Development Program (PDP) at a ceremony held at...

Officers thwart alleged drug smuggling attempts

Two people have been charged with contraband offences after allegedly attempting to smuggle drugs into Queensland prisons over the weekend. Intelligence officers at Borallon Training and Correctional Centre have been praised for their vigilance after thwarting an alleged attempt to introduce contraband into the prison. A 42-year-old...

Officers recognised in Australia Day Honours List

A number of Queensland Corrective Services officers were recognised in today's Australia Day Honours List. Congratulations to Assistant Commissioner (AC), Central and Northern Region Command, Peter Shaddock on his Public Service Medal as a part of the Australia Day Honours. AC Shaddock commenced his career with Queensland...

Capricornia Correctional Centre welcomes new General Manager

Capricornia Correctional Centre’s new General Manager has been named. Chief Superintendent Richard Butcher will take up the role as General Manager at the centre in coming weeks. Deputy Commissioner Custodial Operations Gary McCahon said that Ch Supt. Butcher would bring a wealth of corrections and management experience...

Townsville Correctional Centre General Manager named

Queensland Corrective Services has named the new General Manager of Townsville Correctional Complex. Chief Superintendent Louise Kneeshaw, who has been acting in the position since March 2020, was today substantively confirmed in the position as a part of a recruitment process which filled a number of...

Lotus Glen Correctional Centre welcomes new General Manager

Lotus Glen Correctional Centre’s new General Manager has been named. Chief Superintendent Gabriel Payne ACM will take up the role as General Manager at the centre in coming weeks. Deputy Commissioner Gary McCahon said that Ch Supt. Payne would bring a wealth of corrections and management experience...

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