Corrections News

Prisoners sew library bags for children starting school

Library bags sewn by prisoners at Townsville Women’s Correctional Centre will be filled with stationary items and provided to children to help prepare them for school starting. Townsville Correctional Complex General Manager Peter Hall said the centre would be holding a back-to-school event for women prisoners...

Brisbane lights up to mark National Corrections Day

The Story and Victoria bridges in Brisbane will light up in blue and silver this evening to commemorate National Corrections Day. Our 4700 officers manage nearly 30,000 prisoners and offenders around the State, performing a vital and often overlooked public service. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KjVP0131fT0&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR2af8P3NhVSSL01-Vk46DBLMvLWJV-piRaUohORKS9KkzONzRfb7Z6VwkI They work with some of the...

50 days of grey(hound) – Starting the year afresh

Liam from Palen Creek Correctional Centre here with the first update in 2019. Things were a little quieter for me over the Christmas and New Year period. Christmas is not a big deal in prison, but I hear that it is different on the outside. I’ve...

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The Queensland Corrective Services media team’s contact details have recently changed. Please see the updated details below: Email:             qcsmedia@staging.qldcorrections.net.au Phone:            07 3565 7824 After Hours:  0447 174 377 You can now subscribe to our media releases at https://staging.qldcorrections.net.au/media/...

A Christmas message from our community corrections staff

This Christmas, our community corrections officers will be supervising about 21,000 offenders on various community based orders. Christmas can be a wonderful time for some, and a difficult time for others. For people working to settle back into the community and reconnect with families, or to...

Christmas behind bars

Paul Kelly’s iconic Christmas song Who’ll make the gravy tells the story of a man facing Christmas in prison, away from his loved ones after ‘screwing up’. It is the reality facing about 8800 Queenslanders this Christmas. But it won’t just be prisoners who don’t...

What not to wear – the prison visits edition

About 9000 Queenslanders are facing Christmas in prison this year. Many will receive visits from loved ones in the lead up to Christmas. If you are planning a visit, remember that for safety and security reasons, there is a dress code for all visitors in Queensland...

Custodial officer assaulted – update

A custodial correctional officer from Woodford Correctional Centre remains in Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital following an alleged serious assault by a prisoner yesterday afternoon. It is understood that the officer will require surgery on facial fractures after being assaulted at about 3pm yesterday afternoon. Commissioner Peter...

Custodial officer assaulted

A custodial corrections officer from Woodford Correctional Centre was airlifted to Royal Brisbane Hospital this afternoon with serious facial injuries following an alleged assault by a prisoner. The prisoner is serving a sentence for assault causing grievous bodily harm. The secure units have been placed in lock-down...

50 Days of Grey(hound) – Happy Howl-idays!

Long time, no bark! Your furry friend Liam here with another journal entry. This week I got into the spirit of Christmas and helped decorate the prison’s office Christmas tree. Despite getting the urge, apparently a good pet doesn’t mark his territory on these types of trees, they...

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