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Prisoner abscond – Townsville Correctional Centre low security

Police and Corrective Services Officers are looking for prisoner Bohdi JOHNSON who absconded from Townsville Correctional Centre men’s low security farm on Monday evening. He is serving six years for driving causing death. If you have information for police, contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information...

New correctional officers help keep Queensland communities safe

Queensland Corrective Services welcomed 26 new custodial correctional officers at a graduation ceremony on Wednesday. Commissioner Peter Martin APM congratulated the 26 graduates of the Custodial Officer Entry Level Program (COEP) as they were sworn into their vital role in ensuring public safety across Queensland. He also...

Corrective Services join police to raise domestic violence awareness

Queensland Corrective Services (QCS) and Queensland Police Service (QPS) have joined forces to install a bright red bench in central Rockhampton to encourage the community to take a stand against domestic violence. The bench in Rockhampton is one of many to be placed around Queensland as...

New correctional officers help keep Maryborough community safe

Maryborough Correctional Centre (MCC) welcomed 15 new custodial correctional officers to the front line of public safety at a graduation ceremony held in Maryborough today. The officers proudly accepted their responsibility in a ceremony at Maryborough RSL and committed to keep the community safe through the...

Prisoners return to Numinbah Correctional Centre

Queensland Corrective Services can confirm that the women prisoners evacuated from Numinbah Correctional Centre during the recent bush fires have returned to the low security farm. The 85 women and three Defence Community dogs were transported back to the centre after spending two weeks at Brisbane...

Officers assaulted by visitor at Borallon Correctional Centre

Queensland Corrective Services (QCS) can confirm two officers were bitten by a woman attempting to visit the Borallon Training and Correctional Centre (BTCC) this morning. There was intelligence that the woman was trying to introduce drugs into the prison, and an attending Queensland Police officer directed...

QCS officer to represent Queensland at National Rugby Championship

A Brisbane South Community Corrections officer will represent Country Queensland during this year’s National Rugby Championship, which will kicked off last month. Carter is a Case Manager and plays a vital role in protecting the community by managing some of the most complex and challenging individuals...

Assault sentence and officer safety: Commissioner

Queensland Corrective Services Commissioner Peter Martin APM today acknowledged the sentence handed down to a prisoner who assaulted a custodial correctional officer at Woodford Correctional Centre last December. The prisoner received an additional three years and six months to his prison term after being convicted of...

Numinbah Correctional Centre evacuation

Queensland Corrective Services can confirm it evacuated Numinbah Correctional Centre, a low security women’s farm in the Gold Coast hinterland, yesterday due to the effects of nearby bushfires. The evacuation allows authorities responsible for managing the fires to focus on community safety. While the centre is not...