Contraband stash at Palen Creek Correctional Centre

Officers at Palen Creek Correctional Centre (PCCC) have located a significant stash of contraband including drugs and mobile phones. As part of normal search activities, officers searching the grounds of the farm on the weekend uncovered an esky that had been buried near the perimeter. When opened,...

Officers praised for quick thinking at Capricornia Correctional Centre

Officers from Capricornia Correctional Centre have been praised for their quick thinking in detaining a low security prisoner who wandered into a restricted area between the high and low security areas of the prison today. The prisoner, who appeared to be disorientated, was located on a...

Improving prison safety through better health

The safety of officers will increase in Queensland prisons as QCS and Queensland Health develop and implement the Prisoner Health and Wellbeing Strategy. QCS is working closely with Queensland Health on the strategy with the main focus being to provide prisoners with healthcare that is equivalent...

New program to help officers Stand TALR

Townsville Correctional Centre officers were the first in Queensland to participate in an innovative international program to improve mental health and break the stigma of mental health challenges last month. The program was developed by the Western Australian Prison Officer Union in 2017 and is a...

Officers assaulted at Borallon Training and Correctional Centre

Queensland Corrective Services (QCS) can confirm that two custodial correctional officers were injured today as a result of an interaction with a prisoner. A prisoner was in his cell and when he was approached by the two officers, he punched the male and female officers...

Queensland Corrective Services officer suspended

A custodial corrections officer was suspended from duty on 17 February 2020 as a result of an ongoing investigation relating to the allegation of using force on a member of the public. As a top-tier public safety agency, Queensland Corrective Services is committed to the highest...

Officer assaulted at Lotus Glen Correctional Centre

Queensland Corrective Services (QCS) can confirm a custodial correctional officer was injured during an incident where force was required to be used at Lotus Glen Correctional Centre today. A prisoner was attending the health centre when he became agitated and officers had to use force to...

Custodial correctional officers suspended

Queensland Corrective Services can confirm that two custodial officers have been suspended from duty. A custodial corrections officer was suspended from duty at Borallon Training and Correctional Centre as a result of an investigation relating to allegations of negligence. Additionally, an officer from Wolston Correctional Centre has...

Independent review of Townsville Correctional Complex kicks off

A comprehensive independent workplace review of Townsville Correctional Complex will start next week. An independent workplace investigator was engaged by Queensland Corrective Services to undertake the review of Townsville Correctional Complex. Fahl E.R., a specialist employee relations company, will commence work on the review with briefings from...

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