Corrections News

QCS celebrate graduating prisoners at Borallon Training and Correctional Centre

Corrective Services Minister Mark Ryan and Queensland Corrective Services Commissioner Peter Martin today congratulated 140 prisoners who completed MAX Solutions and TAFE Queensland courses. Minister Ryan said Borallon Training and Correctional Centre provided prisoners with access to training opportunities to improve their skills and increase their...

Corrective Services Officers suspended from Maryborough Correctional Centre

Two custodial corrections officers from Maryborough Correctional Centre have been suspended from duty today for unrelated matters. The first, a 50-year-old man, was suspended over allegations of sleeping on duty and breach of professional boundaries. The second, a 38-year-old was suspended over allegations of failing to comply...

QCS officer nominated as everyday hero

Lotus Glen Correctional Centre’s Custodial Corrections Officer, Mr Matthew Cawdell, has been nominated as an everyday hero in this year’s QBANK Everyday Heroes Awards. Mr Cawdell has been nominated for his volunteer work as Group Leader of the Holloways Beach State Emergency Service Unit. During March 2018,...

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...

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