Capricornia Correctional Centre protest update

Queensland Corrective Services can confirm that all prisoners involved in yesterday’s protest at Capricornia Correctional Centre are off the roof and back in cells. The last group of prisoners surrendered about 2:30am. The centre remains in total lockdown. Deputy Commissioner Custodial Operations Gary McCahon and A/g Assistant Commissioner...

Protest at Capricornia Correctional Centre

Queensland Corrective Services Deputy Commissioner Custodial Operations, Gary McCahon has praised officers at Capricornia Correctional Centre for their ongoing response to protest activity in the centre today. Deputy Commissioner McCahon said officers responded to the incident with professionalism, enacting emergency response plans to lock down the...

GP dogs Justice, Yager and Jimmy join the front line

Queensland Corrective Services welcomes three new dog handlers and General Purpose (GP) dogs at a graduation ceremony at the QCS Academy this morning. Assistant Commissioner Ursula Roeder said the dogs and handlers would play a vital role in boosting officer safety in prisons, providing an important...

Take a Look Inside QCS officer profile

Catherine, a Custodial Officer Entry Program (COEP) coordinator at Townsville Correctional Complex (TCC), has a Queensland Corrective Services (QCS) career spanning almost 35 years. We'd like to congratulate Catherine who was recognised today during a graduation ceremony at Townsville for her long and meritorious service and...

Maryborough Correctional Centre welcomes new recruits

Maryborough Correctional Centre will welcome 11 new custodial correctional officers when they are sworn in at a ceremony tomorrow, and it is on the hunt for another 50 candidates in coming months. General Manager, Chief Superintendent Kris Winter congratulated and welcomed the graduates to Maryborough Correctional...

18 new officers, trainer recognised at ceremony

Townsville Correctional Complex (TCC) will welcome 18 new custodial correctional officers –and acknowledge the woman who trained them – at a ceremony in Townsville tomorrow. General Manager of TCC, Chief Superintendent Louise Kneeshaw congratulated and welcomed the new officers. “Together, we will work to make the Townsville...

New and long-time officers celebrated

Queensland Corrective Services welcomed 37 new officers and celebrated five officers with more than 180 years of experience between them at a ceremony at Wacol today. The 37 new custodial correctional officers were sworn into their vital roles on the front line of public safety at...

SEQ and Townsville visits to resume Tuesday

Subject to final Queensland Health advice, we are looking to resume personal visits at South East Queensland prisons and Townsville from Tuesday morning, 12 October, following the easing of community restrictions. This means that personal visits will be able to booked as normal. Virtual personal visits...

Townsville Correctional Complex visits cancelled

Following Queensland Health advice, personal visits have been cancelled at Townsville Correctional Complex. Virtual personal visits remain available, and professional visits are continuing at this time. Personal visits are also cancelled from Woodford Correctional Centre south to the border and west to Gatton. The restrictions will be reviewed...

Visits cancelled – SEQ prisons

After consultation with Queensland Health regarding community cases of COVID-19 in South East Queensland, visits have been restricted to prisons in South East Queensland. Under the restrictions, personal visits have been cancelled from Woodford Correctional Centre south to the border and west to Gatton. Virtual personal visits...

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