Marlene joined Queensland Corrective Services in November 2009 as the Deputy Commissioner (Custodial) before being appointed as Commissioner of Queensland Corrective Services in January 2012.
The Commissioner has worked in various areas of corrections for more than 25 years in operational and leadership roles. She has worked across corrections, probation and parole, offender management, research and prison management, including working as a forensic psychologist; designed prison treatment programs; commissioned prisons, and in sentence management of major offenders.
As Deputy Commissioner (Custodial Operations), Marlene played an important role in the strategic and operational functions of Queensland prisons. This included leading a strengthened focus on the security and safety functions, a culturally-led approach to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander prisoners in our northern facilities, and an increase in the financial effectiveness of our prisons.
Ms Morison said she was proud to be appointed to the position of Commissioner for QCS.
"I am looking forward to working with our custodial, intervention service and probation and parole staff in the continued delivery of strong and capable correctional services in Queensland," she said.
"In particular I will look for continued improvement in areas such as management of high risk offenders and prisoners, reparation through prison work, community service and work camps, and in our core work of providing safe facilities, which assist us to reduce re-offending and in turn make the Queensland community a safer place."
Queensland Corrective Services
Department of Community Safety
Office of the Commissioner
GPO Box 1054
Level 24, 50 Ann Street,
Telephone: (07) 3239 3158
Fax: (07) 3211 7384
Last updated: 13 February 2012