Corrections News

Capricornia Correctional Centre welcomes new General Manager

Capricornia Correctional Centre’s new General Manager has been named. Chief Superintendent Richard Butcher will take up the role as General Manager at the centre in coming weeks. Deputy Commissioner Custodial Operations Gary McCahon said that Ch Supt. Butcher would bring a wealth of corrections and management experience...

Townsville Correctional Centre General Manager named

Queensland Corrective Services has named the new General Manager of Townsville Correctional Complex. Chief Superintendent Louise Kneeshaw, who has been acting in the position since March 2020, was today substantively confirmed in the position as a part of a recruitment process which filled a number of...

Lotus Glen Correctional Centre welcomes new General Manager

Lotus Glen Correctional Centre’s new General Manager has been named. Chief Superintendent Gabriel Payne ACM will take up the role as General Manager at the centre in coming weeks. Deputy Commissioner Gary McCahon said that Ch Supt. Payne would bring a wealth of corrections and management experience...

Update – booking of visits in South East Queensland to recommence

Due to Queensland’s sustained effort to contain the COVID-19 cases in the Greater Brisbane community over the past two weeks, we are able relax the restrictions at all of our centres and offices. Queensland Health advised that we are able to recommence booking personal visits as...

CCO Stacey Blume with Commissioner Peter Martin

National Corrections Day Honours and Awards recipients

A number of medals and awards were presented as a part of the National Corrections Day celebration on Friday. Remember, there are regular calls for award nominations throughout the year – so make sure you help us celebrate great work by nominating your colleagues who are...

Queensland lights up blue for National Corrections Day

Queensland is lighting up blue to celebrate the work of corrections officers on the front line of public safety on National Corrections Day, Friday 15 January.   Minister for Corrective Services, Mark Ryan, said that communities from Mt Isa to Palm Island and out to Roma were...

Officers injured: Brisbane Women’s Correctional Centre

Queensland Corrective Services can confirm that two officers were injured in an incident with a prisoner at Brisbane Women’s Correctional Centre shortly before midday. The injured officers were treated on the scene by their colleagues and Queensland Health staff. One officer suffered a laceration to the head....

SEQ prison visits cancelled – UPDATED 12/01/2021

Due to concerns about a community case of COVID-19 in South East Queensland, Queensland prisons from Woodford Correction Centre south have cancelled all visits effective immediately. Due to concerns about possible community spread of a highly contagious strain of COVID-19, all SEQ centres have been placed...

COVID-19 update, Victoria community transmission

To ensure the safety of officers and prisoners, visitors to our prisons will be screened to ensure they have not been to Victoria recently. On advice of the Chief Health Officer, we are restricting access to anyone who has been in Victoria in the last 14...

Parole Board Queensland – No Body No Parole Hearing

On 25 August 2017, the Corrective Services (No Body No Parole) Amendment Act 2017 was enacted which provides the Parole Board Queensland (the Board) must not grant parole to a prisoner unless it is satisfied that the prisoner has satisfactorily cooperated in the investigation of...

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