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Prison no bar to women running domestic violence challenge

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OfaEAm_GM8Q Seventy-one QCS officers from across the state took up this week’s Darkness to Daylight Challenge, pledging to run more 4750km. And proving that bars are no barrier, more than 150 women at Brisbane Women’s Correctional Centre ran in an adapted version of the challenge on 30...

Community Corrections officers graduate from the Practitioner Development Program

Nineteen community corrections officers were recognised last week (23 May), graduating from the Practitioner Development Program at a ceremony held at the Queensland Corrective Services Academy. Community Corrections officers act as agents of change and play a vital role in keeping communities safe by helping to...

QCS officers receive the Australian Corrections Medal

The Governor of Queensland, His Excellency the Honourable Paul de Jersey AC, today conferred the Australian Corrections Medal (ACM) on QCS officers Julie Steinheuer and Dennis Hayes at an investiture ceremony at Government House in Brisbane. The ACM is awarded for distinguished service by an operational...

Graduating general duties dogs boost officer safety

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ue13GzCjgzM&t=4s A group of eight general duty dogs and their handlers graduated from the Queensland Corrective Services Academy at a ceremony held today in a bid to ensure officer safety in prisons across Queensland in what is the largest ever general duties dog graduation. An extra general...

Queensland Corrective Services officer suspended

A Queensland Corrective Services officer was suspended from duty today pending an investigation into an allegation regarding their conduct in a private capacity. As a top-tier public safety agency, Queensland Corrective Services is committed to the highest standards of conduct, transparency and accountability. We expect the...

Townsville Correctional Complex welcomes 24 correctional officers

Safety has been boosted at the Townsville Correctional Complex with 24 new custodial correctional officers graduating at a ceremony at Ignatius Park College on Friday. Queensland Corrective Services Commissioner Peter Martin APM welcomed the new officers as they were sworn into their vital role on the...

New correctional officers keeping central Queensland communities safe

Capricornia Correctional Centre welcomed 11 new custodial correctional officers to the front line of public safety after graduating at a ceremony held Thursday. The officers proudly accepted their responsibility to keep the community safe through the humane containment and rehabilitation of prisoners. These officers have come from...

Community Corrections to connect with youth at ninja challenge

Queensland Corrective Services’ South Coast Community Corrections team is seizing the chance to connect with the young people of Scenic Rim on Monday at the Extreme Ninja Warrior Challenge in Beaudesert. Beenleigh District Manager Amelia Stone said the Queensland Youth Week event was an ideal opportunity to...

One Punch Can Kill workshop bid to improve prisoners’ behaviour

Prisoners from Brisbane Women’s Correctional Centre (BWCC) attended a One Punch Can Kill workshop last month as part of rehabilitation efforts to improve their behaviour both in custody and on release to the community. Run by the Queensland Homicide Victims Support Group, the workshop was designed...