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Agency ID29
TitleWolston Correctional Centre
Agency TypeCorrectional facility
Start Date 11/4/1957
End Date Current
Date NotesN/A
Abstract

HM Gaols, Prisons and Correctional Centres were established to confine prisoners convicted by the Courts.

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Controlling Agencies

Agency IDTitleFromTo
157Prisons Department 11/4/1957 15/12/1988
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Remarks

NOTE: "The information on Wacol Correctional Centre is factually incorrect.
Wolston correctional centre was built on a new site 2.5 klms away. Both Moreton A & B still exist in dilapidated state."
Greg Brown
General Manager
Brisbane Correctional Centre
PH (07) 3274-9445
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Information Sources

Queensland Votes and Proceedings 1957-58, Vol 1, p206
Queensland Government Gazette, 13 Apr 1957, Vol CXCIV, No 89, p1264
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Legislation

Establishing N/A
Abolishing N/A
Administered Prisons Act 1958
Corrective Services Act 1988
Corrective Services Act 2000
Corective Services Act 2006
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Description
ESTABLISHMENT:
1957: HM Prison, Wacol opens (first prison built at Wacol), including a section called Wacol Security Patients' Hospital.
1971: The Wacol Security Patients' Hospital changes name to Moreton Security Patients Hospital.
1988: The HM Prison, Wacol changes name to Wacol Correctional Centre.
1990: The Moreton Security Patients Hospital changes name to Moreton Correctional Centre, remaining as a Medical institution for prisoners.
1996: Both the Wacol Correctional Centre (known also as "Moreton A") and the Moreton Correctional Centre (also known as "Moreton B") are brought together under the name
Moreton Correctional Centre.
1999: The "Moreton A" side of the prison closes. The whole site (Moreton A and B) is refurbished and reopens as the Wolston Correctional Centre (next to both the newly
opened Brisbane Women's Correctional Centre, and to the Sir David Longman Correctional Centre).

Note: The Sir David Longman Correctional Centre (1989-2005) was also refurbished and reopened under the name Brisbane Correctional Centre (II).

FUNCTIONS:
Prisoner rehabilitation
Punishment
Prison administration
Prison hospital

PORTFOLIO CONTROLLING:
Attorney General, 11 Apr 1957 - 14 Nov 1957
Minister for Justice and Attorney General, 14 Nov 1957 - 25 Oct 1962
Minister for Health and Home Affairs, 25 Oct 1962 - 26 Sep 1963
Minister for Health, 26 Sep 1963 - 17 Jan 1968
Minister for Justice and Attorney General, 17 Jan 1968 - 20 Dec 1971
Minister for Justice, 20 Dec 1971 - 20 Jun 1972
Minister for Tourism, Sport and Welfare Services, 20 Jun 1972 - 23 Dec 1974
Minister for Community and Welfare Services, 23 Dec 1974 - 16 Dec 1977
Minister for Welfare, 16 Dec 1977 - 23 Dec 1980
Minister for Welfare Services, 23 Dec 1980 - 7 Nov 1983
Minister for Welfare Services and Ethnic Affairs, 7 Nov 1983 - 31 Jul 1984
Minister for Welfare Services, Youth and Ethnic Affairs, 31 Jul 1984 - 6 Feb 1986
Minister for Corrective Services, Administrative Services and Valuation, 6 Feb 1986 - 25 Nov 1987
Minister for Corrective Services, Administrative Services and Valuation of Queensland 25 Nov 1987 - 9 Dec 1987
Minister for Corrective Services and Administrative Services, 9 Dec 1987 -

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Preferred Citation

Queensland State Archives Agency ID29, Wolston Correctional Centre
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Last updated 9 September 2016
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