SEQ prison visits cancelled – UPDATED 12/01/2021

Due to concerns about a community case of COVID-19 in South East Queensland, Queensland prisons from Woodford Correction Centre south have cancelled all visits effective immediately. Due to concerns about possible community spread of a highly contagious strain of COVID-19, all SEQ centres have been placed...

COVID-19 update, Victoria community transmission

To ensure the safety of officers and prisoners, visitors to our prisons will be screened to ensure they have not been to Victoria recently. On advice of the Chief Health Officer, we are restricting access to anyone who has been in Victoria in the last 14...

Parole Board Queensland – No Body No Parole Hearing

On 25 August 2017, the Corrective Services (No Body No Parole) Amendment Act 2017 was enacted which provides the Parole Board Queensland (the Board) must not grant parole to a prisoner unless it is satisfied that the prisoner has satisfactorily cooperated in the investigation of...

Visit restrictions eased

In line with easing COVID-19 restrictions in Queensland, Queensland Corrective Services has made changes to prison visits, effective this week. Prisoners will now be allowed up to three visitors for a one hour visit each week. Children must be accompanied by at least one adult. Additionally, the latest...

Children now welcome to attend visits

Children can again visit Queensland prisons after Queensland Corrective Services updated its COVID-19 visit policy. Under the eased restrictions, each prisoner can have a maximum of two visitors, which can include one child. COVID-19 restrictions still apply, with no physical contact allowed between prisoners and visitors. All...

Death in custody – Wolston Correctional Centre

Queensland Corrective Services can confirm that a 73-year-old prisoner has died after suffering what appears to be a medical incident at Wolston Correctional Centre yesterday evening. The man attended the medical centre at the prison suffering shortness of breath before rapidly declining. QAS attended, but attempts by...

Death in Custody, Arthur Gorrie Correctional Centre

Queensland Corrective Services (QCS) can confirm the death of a prisoner in custody on October 13 at Arthur Gorrie Correctional Centre. The 26-year-old man was located in a dual occupancy cell at 2.55am. Custodial Correctional Officers immediately commenced CPR on the man and QAS was called but...

COVID-19 restrictions eased to Stage 1 statewide

Due to the remarkable effort to contain the COVID-19 cases at the Queensland Corrective Services Academy and the Arthur Gorrie Correctional Centre, we are able relax the restrictions at all of our centres and offices. Queensland Health has advised that we are able to recommence personal...

COVID-19 update, restrictions eased further

Due to the remarkable effort to contain the COVID-19 cases at the Queensland Corrective Services Academy and the Arthur Gorrie Correctional Centre, we are able relax the restrictions at some of our centres and offices. We are able to recommence personal visits as of September 21...

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