Corrections News

QCS launches correctional hepatitis C videos state-wide

Queensland Corrective Services, in partnership with Hepatitis Queensland, has rolled out three educational videos to all correctional centres across the State in a bid to curb the spread of hepatitis C. The three videos produced by Hepatitis Queensland focus on risk factors, testing and treatment. Queensland Corrective...

Offenders turn over new leaf at tree-mendous revegetation project

Offenders from Queensland Corrective Services’ Cairns District Office are helping the environment by rehabilitating the Thomatis Creek bank and adjoining land. The Richters (Thomatis) Creek Rehabilitation Project at Holloways Beach aims to restore a 250 metre section of the land, which was previously cleared for sugar...

QCS Food Supervisor leaves recipe for success

Capricornia Correctional Centre’s Food Supervisor, Sean Dyer, has served his last meal last week following years of sharing skills with prisoners and providing for the community. Capricornia Correctional Centre General Manager Paula May said people like Mr Dyer are essential in the daily running of prisons...

Message from the Commissioner – Appointment of Deputy Commissioners

I am pleased to announce that we have secured three outstanding officers to take up three new Deputy Commissioner positions and help drive the development and growth of Queensland Corrective Services. All three have extensive and broad ranging experience which will help us achieve our goal...

John-Sullivan

John Sullivan

  “After 29 years in corrections, you could say I’m a workaholic. I love the challenge of working in QCS, and coming to this job is a challenge every day,” says Wolston Custodial Correctional Officer, John Sullivan. “I originally worked as an officer at the Boggo Road...

QCS says thanks fur everything to graduating pups

A ceremony was held in Maryborough Correctional Centre today to celebrate the graduation of Tango and Tarzan, the latest pups to complete the Smart Pups program. Prisoners help with training the assistance dogs as part of the program. The dogs will eventually be paired with children...

Gardening Australia host Costa visits garden maintained by offenders

Manoora Community Garden, which is maintained by offenders on community service orders will get a visit from Costa Georgiadis this weekend. The host of ABC’s Gardening Australia, Costa will visit Manoora Community Garden in Cairns on 21 July 2018 for Conversations with Costa. Queensland Corrective Services Commissioner...

High security prisons locked down after drone incursion

Four of Queensland’s High Security prisons were placed in lockdown yesterday evening after a number of drones were flown over their perimeters. Brisbane Correctional Centre, Brisbane Women’s Correctional Centre, Wolston Correctional Centre and Arthur Gorrie Correctional Centre were all locked down after the incursion on Sunday...

QCS employee highly commended in IPAA Young Leaders Awards

Capricornia Correctional Centre’s Deputy General Manager Alexis Livingstone has been recognised with a Highly Commended award for her exceptional work in the public service. Ms Livingstone received her award yesterday (28 June) at this year’s Institute of Public Administration Queensland Top 10 Young Leaders Awards (the...

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