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QCS prison wins award for near eradication of Hepatitis C

A Queensland prison has won a prestigious international award for a program to eradicate Hepatitis C amongst prisoners. This Australian first is helping to improve the health and wellbeing of the general prisoner population and also of remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in Far...

Officer suspended from Townsville Correctional Centre

A Custodial Correctional Officer from Townsville Correctional Centre has been suspended from duty following allegations of accessing and disclosing confidential information. The matter is being investigated by the Queensland Corrective Services Ethical Standards Unit. As a top-tier public safety agency, Queensland Corrective Services is committed to the...

QCS officer leads the way at Invictus Games

A Queensland Corrective Services (QCS) Officer will be on the frontline supporting service men and women at this year’s Invictus Games in Sydney. Justin Hemburrow from Brisbane Correctional Centre is leading Team Rubicon Australia as a part of his ongoing commitment to helping fellow veterans. Brisbane Correctional...

Two officers suspended from duty

Two custodial corrections officers have been suspended from duty today as a result of an ongoing investigation into an alleged assault of a prisoner at the Princess Alexandra Hospital Secure Unit. As a top-tier public safety agency, Queensland Corrective Services is committed to the highest standards...

Recidivism and the cost of housing prisoners

You might have heard a bit about recidivism rates in Queensland recently, and we thought you might like to get the facts. You might have heard that last year about 42% of Queensland offenders ended up back in prison within two years. You may even have...

Historical MOU signing with the Correctional Service of the Solomon Islands

QCS made history last week when Commissioner Peter Martin signed an international Memorandum of Understanding with Commissioner Francis Haisoma of the Correctional Service of the Solomon Islands (CSSI). As a forward-thinking top tier public safety organisation, QCS is committed to ensuring our officers are highly trained...

QCS officer wins QBANK Everyday Heroes award

A Queensland Corrective Services officer who put his life on the line to help a victim of domestic violence has received the Excellence Award in this year’s QBANK Everyday Heroes Awards. Custodial Correctional Officer, Mr Kyle Patrech from the Escort and Security Branch, was recognised for...

QCS welcomes 12 new custodial officers

Several Queensland Corrective Services facilities will receive new custodial officers following yesterday’s graduation of 12 officers at the Queensland Corrective Services Academy. Queensland Corrective Services Commissioner Peter Martin said safety was a top priority for Queensland Corrective Services. “Custodial officers are at the front line of public...

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...