THE QUEENSLAND PAROLE SYSTEM REVIEW

On 16 February, the Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk MP, Premier and Minister for the Arts announced major reforms to probation and parole services across the state following the Queensland Parole System Review [...]

COMMISSIONER’S MESSAGE

The April edition of Corrections News highlights several of the staff-driven initiatives and projects that make me proud to be a part of Queensland Corrective Services [...]

REBECCA BATES

Custodial Correctional Officer, Rebecca Bates’ career with QCS started at Numinbah Correctional Centre eight years ago. In that time, she has worked in administrative and visits processing roles at Numinbah and Palen Creek Correctional Centre [...]

TONY AUSTIN

Dog Handler, Tony Austin began his career with QCS 28 years ago. “I think I was 22 when I originally started at the old Woodford prison, before they built this one,” he says [...]

MULTICULTURAL FAMILY DAY

Toward the end of last year, Borallon Training and Correctional Centre (BTCC) hosted a Multicultural Family Day [...]

CHAPLAINCY SERVICES AND THE SYCAMORE TREE PROJECT

Chaplaincy services promote prisoner reintegration by helping offenders build personal support networks that they can continue to access after release from custody [...]

FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION

Throughout July, art produced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander prisoners at Capricornia, Southern Queensland, Maryborough and Lotus Glen Correctional Centres was showcased as part of the Cairns Indigenous Art Fair (CIAF) [...]

HAIRDRESSING GRADUATES AT THE BRISBANE WOMEN’S CORRECTIONAL CENTRE

On 28 October, the Brisbane Women’s Correctional Centre (BWCC) hosted a graduation ceremony for 13 prisoners who received Certificate II and III qualifications in hairdressing [...]

THE SUPREME COURT BAIL PROGRAM

Just under half the female prisoner population in secure custody in Queensland are remanded in custody without a conviction [...]