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Prisoners help thousands celebrate Julia Creek Dirt n Dust Festival

The annual Julia Creek Dirt n Dust Festival attracts thousands of national and international visitors each year with attractions ranging from a triathlon and horse races to live music and best butt competitions. Behind the scenes, a group of 12 hard-working prisoners from the Julia...

QCS officers organise Ipswich fundraising race day to Stop Crime

For Borallon Training and Correctional Centre Custodial Correctional Officer Scott Mawhinney, promoting community safety is well and truly under his skin. He’s spent the past 30 years on the front line protecting south-east Queensland, with deployments to the Boggo Road, Sir David Longland, Wolston, Brisbane Women’s...

Prisoners give back to community by building national park toilets

Lotus Glen Correctional Centre (LGCC) prisoners have built a number of pre-fabricated toilets for placement in remote spots in national parks, providing much-needed facilities for the community while also gaining useful work skills. LGCC General Manager Michael MacFarlane said the kit structures were built as part...

10-year strategic plan for Queensland Corrective Services launched

A 10-year strategic plan positioning Queensland Corrective Services as a top tier front line public safety agency was today launched by Commissioner Peter Martin APM. Corrections 2030, which was developed through extensive consultation with QCS staff across the state, and influenced by world’s best practice in...

Recruitment campaign launches at the Ekka

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=no46bYP3cM8 A new recruitment campaign targeting regional Queenslanders was launched at the Ekka today. With up to 700 full time permanent positions to be filled this financial year, many of them in regional Queensland, the campaign includes a new careers website profiling our officers at the front...

Queensland Corrective Services officer suspended, Townsville

A Custodial Correctional Officer of the Townsville Correctional Complex has been suspended pending the completion of a disciplinary process relating to an allegation of deliberately impeding the recording of CCTV footage during an incident at the centre in March, 2018. As a top-tier public safety agency,...

Graduate prisoners to improve health and safety at Townsville prison

The wellbeing of prisoners at Townsville Women’s Correctional Centre (TWCC) is set to improve with the graduation on Friday of more than 20 prisoners who have completed Red Cross courses in health and first aid. Sisters for Change, unique to TWCC but part of the highly...

Breaking the cycle of reoffending with career development

Prisoners from the Brisbane Women’s Correctional Centre have been given the opportunity to take part in a career development workshop hosted by the Careers Outreach Program at Griffith University. The True Colours workshop was focused on establishing an understanding of how to apply the prisoners’ strengths...

Queensland Corrective Services officer suspended

A Custodial Correctional Officer from Woodford Correctional Centre has been suspended pending a disciplinary process relating to an allegation of being derelict in their duty. As a top-tier public safety agency, Queensland Corrective Services is committed to the highest standards of conduct, transparency and accountability. We expect...