Corrections News

Female prisoners making a difference for pets in crisis

Across Queensland, our officers are committed to playing a role in ending Domestic and Family Violence (DFV). We work closely with perpetrators to address their behaviours and deliver rehabilitative programs focusing on violence, sexual offending, substance abuse and mental health which have been linked to...

Offering a helping hand to tree-bound koala rescues

As a member of the Ipswich Koala Protection Society, Peter Luker, Supervisor at the Wolston Correctional Centre, dedicates his spare time to assisting injured and sick koalas. “To ensure we get the koalas to hospital as quickly as possible, we have enlisted the help of...

Queensland Corrective Services welcomes new graduates

Queensland Corrective Services Commissioner Peter Martin welcomed 24 new custodial officers who graduated from the Queensland Corrective Services Academy yesterday. Commissioner Martin said the new officers would continue in their colleagues’ footsteps on the front line of public safety in Queensland, managing some of the most...

Death in custody at Brisbane Women’s Correctional Centre

Queensland Corrective Services can confirm that Queensland Police Service is preparing a report for the coroner into the death of a 51-year-old prisoner at Brisbane Women’s Correctional Centre this morning. The woman, who was in a single cell in the residential area, was located by staff...

Contraband seized at Wolston Correctional Centre

A female visitor was arrested last week after allegedly trying to introduce drugs into Wolston Correctional Centre by hiding a package within her clothes. The 36-year-old has received a Notice to Appear on one count of supplying dangerous drugs to a correctional centre. Queensland Corrective Services Commissioner...

Prisoner-made Boomerang Bags provide hope for the future

“They are proud when they can see a bag produced from start to finish and know they are helping the environment while gaining valuable skills.” “It is very empowering for our female prisoners and further prepares them for life outside of prison.”...

Officer suspended from Maryborough Correctional Centre

A custodial officer from Maryborough Correctional Centre has been suspended from duty. The 25-year-old was suspended for allegations of failing to declare a change in their criminal history. The matter is being investigated by the Queensland Corrective Services Ethical Standards Unit. As a top-tier public safety agency, Queensland...

‘Gorgeous’ George wins award at Canungra Show

Numinbah Correctional Centre’s Charolais bull, Jay Tees Loyalty (known as Gorgeous George to his friends), was sashed Reserve Champion Open Bull at the 80th Canungra Show. The women prisoners at the centre spent many hours in the week leading up to the show preparing George for...

QCS officer assaulted during incident response

QCS officer assaulted during incident response A Queensland Corrective Services Custodial Officer was assaulted following an incident at Wolston Correctional Centre. At approximately 5.30pm on Sunday, 19 August 2018, a small group of prisoners were observed to damage windows in a prisoner unit. As Queensland Corrective Services officers...

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