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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 [...]

December 22nd, 2016|

TOWNSVILLE CORRECTIONAL COMPLEX 2016 STAFF AWARDS

Townsville Correctional Complex holds an annual event to acknowledge the efforts of staff with the presentation of awards. This year, awards were presented on Friday, July 15 as part of the NAIDOC celebrations [...]

December 22nd, 2016|

COMBINED WORK CAMP COMMUNITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETING

The Palen Creek Correctional Centre (PCCC) held a combined work camp Community Advisory Committee (CAC) meeting on August 30 at the Mitchell Work Camp [...]

October 28th, 2016|

G20 CITATIONS

On August 17, QCS staff from the Escort and Security Branch were acknowledged for their service during the 2014 G20 event in Brisbane [...]

October 28th, 2016|

QUEENSLAND POLICE GAMES

Towards the end of last year, a contingent of staff from Brisbane Correctional Centre (BCC) and their family members entered a mixed touch football side to play in the 2015 QLD Police Games, following an invitation from the Queensland Police Sporting Association (QPSA) [...]

August 30th, 2016|

NATIONAL MEDAL CLASP PRESENTATION AT THE CAPRICORNIA CORRECTIONAL CENTRE

It was a proud moment for Patrick Wehlow, Custodial Correctional Officer at Capricornia Correctional Centre, when he was recently presented with the National Medal Clasp for over 29 years of long service from Commissioner, Mark Rallings and Deputy Commissioner, Kerrith McDermott [...]

August 30th, 2016|

DYSTROPHIC EPIDERMOLYSIS BULLOSA RESEARCH ASSOCIATION DONATION

Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB) is a rare skin disorder that sufferers have likened to living with third degree burns. This painful condition can be very restrictive to sufferers, who, in some cases, must be bandaged every day with dressings to protect and medicate their wounds [...]

August 30th, 2016|

FUNDRAISING FOR THE HEART FOUNDATION

On Thursday 14 April, Custodial Correctional Officer and endurance athlete, Sarah Wiese, spent 12 hours running laps of the Townsville Women’s Correctional Centre (TWCC) raising money for the Heart Foundation [...]

August 29th, 2016|

PERSONAL DEVICES TO SUPPORT PRISONERS IN THEIR TERTIARY STUDIES

The successful partnership between QCS and the University of Southern Queensland (USQ) is continuing through the “Making the Connection” project, with the introduction of personal devices for prisoners participating in tertiary education [...]

July 15th, 2016|

OFFENDER REHABILITATION AND MANAGEMENT SERVICES

Desistance from offending is at the heart of the work completed by Offender Rehabilitation and Management Services (ORMS) [...]

July 15th, 2016|

DIPLOMA OF CORRECTIONAL INTELLIGENCE RECIPIENTS

Working in partnership, the QCS Academy and QCSIG led work nationally with other jurisdictions to identify key skills and competencies essential for correctional intelligence staff [...]

July 14th, 2016|

LAPS FOR LEUKAEMIA

Prisoners at Wolston Correctional Centre are giving back to the community [...]

March 1st, 2016|

FOODBANK CHRISTMAS FOOD DRIVE 2015

QCS participated in the collection of items for Foodbank’s 2015 Christmas Food Drive. The Department of Justice and Attorney-General pledged its commitment to supporting the worthwhile initiative by collecting non-perishable donations of food for those in need at Christmas [...]

January 12th, 2016|

QCS VIDEO CONFERENCING PROJECT

The QCS Video Conferencing Project commenced on 1 July 2015 to deliver the state-wide rollout of initiatives trialled during the Integrated Criminal Justice Video Conferencing Program, which closed on 30 June [...]

November 3rd, 2015|

AUSTRALIAN FIRST PRISON CULTURE SURVEY

The Office of the Chief Inspector forms an integral part of QCS accountability. The aim of the office includes reinforcing standards of accountability, transparency and performance [...]

November 3rd, 2015|