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Agency ID935
TitleWoodford Correctional Centre
Agency TypeCorrectional facility
Start Date 1/10/1973
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 1/10/1973 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 Votes and Proceedings, 1974, p. 1013
Queensland Government Gazette, Vol. CCXLIV, No. 13, 15 Sep 1973, p. 280
Corrective Services Act 1988
Queensland Corrective Services Commission, Annual Report, 1991/1992, p 16
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Establishing N/A
Abolishing N/A
Administered Prisons Act of 1958-1974
Corrective Services Act of 1988
Corrective Services Act of 2000
Corrective Services Act 2006
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In the 1973 annual report of the Prisons Department the Comptroller General stated that Woodford Prison opened on 28 September 1973 although it was not formally proclaimed until 1 October 1973.

In 1988 HM Prison, Woodford, was renamed Woodford Correctional Centre. In August 1991 Woodford Correctional Centre was decommissioned with prisoners being relocated to available accommodation in other centres. The old buildings were demolished and a new prison was built on the same site. Construction of the new Woodford Correctional Centre was completed in March 1997.

Prison administration
Prisoner punishment and rehabilitation

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

Queensland State Archives Agency ID935, Woodford Correctional Centre
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Last updated 9 September 2016
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