• National Corrections Day celebrates frontline officers

    Communities across Queensland will recognise the front-line public safety role played by corrective officers by lighting landmarks across the State up in blue tomorrow for National Corrections Day. National Corrections Day is an opportunity to acknowledge the professionalism and commitment of Queensland Corrective Service officers,…

  • Sandbags filled by prisoners deployed

    Sandbags filled by prisoners at Maryborough Correctional Centre have been deployed across the Wide Bay area to help protect properties from flooding. General Manager of Maryborough Correctional Centre, Chief Superintendent Kris Winter said it was the fourth year the prison had played a hand in…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Prisoners help Fraser Coast prepare for storm season

    Prisoners at Maryborough Correctional Centre are playing an important role in preparing the Fraser Coast for storm season, filling 5,000 sandbags to be stockpiled for use in the event of flooding in the region. General Manager of Maryborough Correctional Centre, Chief Superintendent Kris Winter said…

  • Marvel-ous addition to safety in Lotus Glen community

    Marvel, a 2-year-old Labrador Passive Alert Drug Detection (PADD) Dog will join the ranks of Lotus Glen Correctional Centre after graduating from training at the Queensland Corrective Services (QCS) Academy today. Marvel will join his colleagues at Lotus Glen Correctional Centre to sniff out contraband…

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