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QCS officers recognised in Queen’s Birthday 2019 Honours List

Officers from Queensland Corrective Services (QCS) have been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday 2019 Honours List, receiving the Australian Corrections Medal (ACM) for their diligent and distinguished service to public safety. General Manager of Borallon Training and Correctional Centre (Borallon), Peter Henderson, was one of two...

Death in custody at Borallon Training and Correctional Centre

Queensland Corrective Services can confirm that Queensland Police Service is investigating the death of a prisoner at Borallon Training and Correctional Centre overnight. The 27-year-old man, who was in a shared cell in a secure unit was located by staff at about 5am this morning. Resuscitation was...

A pup’s tail – becoming a Smart Pup

Hi, my name is Zeus.  My brother, Zane, and I are the first ever Labradoodles to train at Borallon Training and Correctional Centre.  When we grow up, we’re going to be Smart Pups, and help kids with special needs. We are cute as and got to...

Graduating pups to lend helping paws to children in need

The second group of assistance dogs in Borallon Training and Correctional Centre’s recently introduced Smart Pups program will lend their new skills to help children with disability thanks to the help of prisoners. Nacho, Ninja, Nixie and Nellie graduated last month after beginning the program in...

Queensland Corrective Services officer suspended

A 47-year-old male Queensland Corrective Services officer was suspended from duty yesterday pending an investigation relating to an allegation of unauthorised use of force. As a top-tier public safety agency, Queensland Corrective Services is committed to the highest standards of conduct, transparency and accountability. We expect...

Prisoners returned to high security following contraband find

Nine male prisoners have been returned to high security facilities from the Palen Creek Correctional Centre low security farm after a random search and drug testing over the weekend. A scheduled random search of the facility located a range of contraband, including a mobile phone and...

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...