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Agency ID7668
TitlePalen Creek Correctional Centre
Agency TypeCorrectional facility
Start Date 15/11/1934
End Date Current
Date NotesN/A

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 15/11/1934 15/12/1988
177Queensland Corrective Services Commission 15/12/1988 1/5/1999
10859Corrective Services Department 1/5/1999 26/3/2009
11173Department of Community Safety 26/3/2009 1/11/2013
8620Department of Justice and Attorney-General (II) 1/11/2013 21/12/2017
11849Queensland Corrective Services 21/12/2017 Current
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Information Sources

Queensland Government Gazette, Vol. CXLIII, No. 136, 17 Nov 1934, p 1359
Queensland Parliamentary Papers, 1935, Vol. 1, p 1017
Corrective Services Act 1988
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Establishing N/A
Abolishing N/A
Administered Prisons Act of 1890
Prisons Act of 1958-1974
Prisons Act Amendment Acts of 1964 and 1969
Corrective Services Act of 1988
Corrective Services Act of 2000
Corrective Services Act of 2006
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HM State Farm, Palen Creek was proclaimed a prison on 15 November 1934. In the 1934 annual report of the Prisons Department the Comptroller General stated that the State Farm officially opened on 6 December 1934.

Palen Creek was the first prison in the Commonwealth to have absolutely no security measures except for the honour of the prisoners selected to go there.

HM State Farm, Palen Creek was renamed Palen Creek Correctional Centre in 1988 under the "Corrective Services Act 1988".

Prison administration
Prisoner punishment and rehabilitation

A Superintendent of the prison was appointed by the Governor in Council. Since 1988 each prison is headed by a General Manager.
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Preferred Citation

Queensland State Archives Agency ID7668, Palen Creek Correctional Centre
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Last updated 9 September 2016
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