25 December, 2022
Christmas Day at Lotus Glen
EVEN Lotus Glen prison inmates and correctional officers get something a little special on Christmas Day.
Queensland correctional centres maintain normal structured days throughout the Christmas period, including on Christmas Day when more than 1,000 officers throughout the State will be at work to ensure the safety and security of prisons and the community.
“At most of the prisons, officers working day shift on Christmas Day have a hot breakfast, often cooked or served by their general managers, but otherwise it is business as usual for our dedicated and professional officers who are the front line of public safety,” a Queensland Corrective Services spokesper-son said.
“We thank all our staff who will be working this Christmas and New Year.
“Correctional Centre industries do not operate on Christmas Day, except for critical services like the kitchen and some commercial laundries.
“While there are no visits for prisoners on 25 December, a telephone call to family may be allowed depending on the operational requirements of the correctional centre.
“Queensland prisoners have a modest lunch of chicken or ham, vegetables and salad, with cake or pudding on Christmas Day.”