Corrections News

Cairns Community Corrections donates footwear to disadvantaged

Disadvantaged Queenslanders are walking a little easier following the donation of footwear by officers from the Cairns District Community Corrections office. Around 100 pairs of thongs were purchased by the officers with funds raised from their weekly Jeans Day Friday raffle and donated to Anglicare’s Diversionary...

QCS joins public safety partners at Brisbane Pride March

Recently, I had the pleasure of launching Corrections 2030, a 10 year strategic roadmap for the future of Queensland Corrective Services. Corrections 2030 identifies five key principles which should guide our day-to-day work. They are safety, excellence, empowerment, accountability and respect. I believe Queensland Corrective Services’ commitment...

38 new corrections officers keeping Queensland community safe

Queensland Corrective Services Commissioner, Peter Martin APM and the Commissioner of Corrective Services of the Solomon Islands, Gabriel Manelusi welcomed 18 new custodial correctional officers at a ceremony at Wacol last week (29 August). The Commissioners also celebrated 20 community corrections officers’ completion of the Practitioner...

Death in custody at Borallon Training and Correctional Centre

Queensland Corrective Services can confirm that we are assisting Queensland Police Service’s investigation into the death of a 45-year-old prisoner at Ipswich General Hospital following a medical emergency at Borallon Training and Correctional Centre this afternoon. The man appeared to faint about 2pm whilst at his...

Queensland Corrective Services crack down on contraband

Queensland Corrective Services (QCS) has blocked a large amount of prohibited items at prisons across the state in the past month, seizing significant amounts of contraband during searches. Intelligence-led and random searches in recent weeks have uncovered prohibited items at centres around the state including Townsville,...

Contraband seized during targeted search

A range of contraband was seized during a targeted search on Wednesday at the low security Townsville Correctional Complex Male Farm following receipt of information by intelligence officers. During the search, officers found a number of items including mobile phones, two USB sticks, a quantity of...

Borallon prison carpark operation nets drugs and weapons

Drugs and weapons were seized from people intending to visit prisoners at Borallon Training and Correctional Centre (BTCC) in a joint weekend operation by Queensland Corrective Services and Queensland Police Service. Over the weekend of August 10 and 11, eight QCS officers accompanied by Passive Alert...

Community Service workers help create cool clothes for kids in need

An inspirational program which transforms uniforms once worn by police officers and other public safety agencies into cool clothes for kids is getting a helping hand from offenders on community service orders on Brisbane’s north side. The Sew Many Second Chances team of 21 women and...

Wear it Purple this August 30

I want to share with you why I will be supporting Wear it Purple day which is coming up on August 30. There is no denying how far LGBTIQ+ rights and support has come. No denying how much amazing support from colleagues, families and strangers our...

Prisoners help thousands celebrate Julia Creek Dirt n Dust Festival

The annual Julia Creek Dirt n Dust Festival attracts thousands of national and international visitors each year with attractions ranging from a triathlon and horse races to live music and best butt competitions. Behind the scenes, a group of 12 hard-working prisoners from the Julia...

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