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Corrections officers roll up for public safety

Workers in Queensland’s correctional facilities have been praised for their high level of vaccine uptake as mandates come into effect in the State’s prisons. The Chief Health Officer’s COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements for Workers in a high-risk setting Direction came into effect on December 17. The Commissioner of...

Far North Queensland safety boosted with 16 new officers

Queensland Corrective Services welcomed 16 new custodial correctional officers and celebrated four retiring officers with more than 108 years of combined service at a ceremony held in Mareeba recently. The new officers were inducted into their vital roles on the front line of public safety and...

Take a Look Inside QCS officer profile

Acting Correctional Manager, Tara, from Helana Jones Centre (HJC) joined Queensland Corrective Services (QCS) almost 16 years ago to pursue a career where she could make a difference. “I have always been driven to achieve better outcomes for the community and joining QCS as a Custodial...

Vaccination requirements for personal visitors

From December 17, 2021, personal visitors aged 16 and above will need to provide proof they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, or evidence of a medical contraindication, each time they visit a Queensland prison. The COVID-19 vaccine is safe and free and is the best way...

New graduates bolster ranks, officers recognised in Townsville

Townsville Correctional Complex welcomed 19 new custodial correctional officers and acknowledged nine officers with awards for service and commitment to community safety at a ceremony in Townsville recently. Member for Townsville Scott Stewart was at the event to welcome the new officers and congratulate the medal...

Take a Look Inside QCS officer profile

Senior Psychologist Jennifer, from Brisbane Women’s Correctional Centre manages the ‘at risk’ portfolio of women prisoners who are vulnerable to self harm, suicide or very unwell with mental health conditions. She also supervises her team of psychologists, provisional psychologists, counsellors, cultural liaison officers and program delivery...

Welcoming new and recognising longstanding officers

Queensland Corrective Services welcomed 39 new officers and celebrated 17 officers with more than 345 years of combined experience at a ceremony at Wacol yesterday. The 39 new custodial correctional officers were inducted into their vital roles on the front line of public safety at the...

Vaccination information for visitors

From December 17, 2021 personal visitors to Queensland prisons need to be vaccinated From December 17, only people who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can visit Queensland prisons. VIDEO: Vaccination for visitors The COVID-19 vaccines are safe, effective and free and is the best way to protect, you...

Death in custody – Townsville

Queensland Corrective Services can confirm the death of a 44-year-old woman at Townsville Women's Correctional Centre yesterday evening. QCS is assisting local police who are investigating the circumstances of her death with the Corrective Services Investigations Unit. The State Coroner has been informed of the matter. As this...

Vaccinations required for personal visitors

From December 17, all personal visitors to Queensland prisons will need to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to help protect prisoners and our officers. QCS COVID vaccinations for visitors - YouTube If you are not fully vaccinated, after December 17 you can keep in touch through Virtual...