Corrections News

Officers recognised for Commonwealth Games efforts

The first two Queensland Corrective Service recipients of the XXI Commonwealth Games Citation were recognised at an event at Police headquarters this morning. Deputy Commissioner Paul Stewart and Custodial Corrections Officer Andrew Lynch from Escort and Security Branch received the citation, which is being presented to...

Minibus puts Elders on the road to help Indigenous prisoners

A new minibus to transport Elders around several north Queensland correctional centres is helping Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander prisoners stay connected to their communities. The minibus, funded by Queensland Corrective Services (QCS), is used by the Binga Birry Justice Group to provide regular visits by...

Record drug seizure at Woodford Correctional Centre

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ttDRzlKJPa4&feature=youtu.be Queensland Corrective Service has recorded what maybe its biggest ever contraband seizure, with intelligence officers intercepting 721 suboxone strips from a visitor to Woodford Correctional Centre last week. It will be alleged the drugs were seized from a 37-year-old woman on Monday as a result of...

Queensland Corrective Services officer suspended

A Queensland Corrective Services officer was suspended from duty yesterday pending a disciplinary process relating to an allegation of unauthorised access of confidential information. As a top-tier public safety agency, Queensland Corrective Services is committed to the highest standards of conduct, transparency and accountability. We expect...

Prisoner charged after assault on officer

The prisoner who assaulted a custodial corrections officer at Borallon Training and Custodial Centre has been charged by police. The 21-year-old man has been charged with one count of serious assault of a correctional services officer, an offence which can attract up to an additional seven...

QCS International Women’s Day award winners

Commissioner Peter Martin APM today presented a number of International Women’s Day awards at the combined public safety agency event at the RNA Showgrounds in Brisbane. Congratulations to the following winners: Excellence in Performance in Community Corrections and Specialist Operations Nadine Robinson District Manager, Community Corrections, Redcliffe Nadine is...

IWD: Celebrating the women on the front line of public safety

This International Women's Day, we celebrate the women who work on the front line of public safety. Thank you for all that you do to keep our community safe. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vwv6lebhnW0&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR22FU0rP6bBuiD734lE6F0WRu1eeYXiHatJRVyKfZ1FOSDxBRp4oVfho_o  ...

Improving outcomes for incarcerated women

"The story of women's struggle for equality belongs to no single feminist nor to any one organization but to the collective efforts of all who care about human rights." Gloria Steinem Incarcerated women are amongst the most vulnerable people in our society. This International Women's Day,...

The truth about televisions in prisons

You may have seen some reporting about the cost of replacing damaged televisions in Queensland prisons recently, with allegations that taxpayers foot the bill for sets damaged by prisoners. We thought you might to like to know the truth. Taxpayers do not subsidise the provision of televisions...

Offenders give back to flood-ravaged Townsville

Offenders subject to community service orders are giving back to the community by helping clean up Townsville after it was devastated by an extreme wet weather event. A total of seven offenders completed in excess of 200 hours of flood clean-up work since the clean-up began...

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