Officer injured – Townsville Correctional Centre

A custodial correctional officer has been injured during an incident involving a prisoner at Townsville Men's Correctional Centre this afternoon. Initial information indicates the officer was engaging with a non-compliant prisoner at about 5:30pm, when the prisoner became combative and punched the officer several times. Responding officers...

Officers awarded Australians Corrections Medal

The Governor of Queensland, His Excellency the Honourable Paul de Jersey AC, conferred the Australian Corrections Medal (ACM) on current QCS officer Ms Simone Lourigan and former officer Ms Jenny Lynas at an investiture ceremony at Government House in Brisbane on Monday 6 July. The ACM...

New correctional officers join Lotus Glen

Fourteen new Custodial Correctional Officers joined the ranks of Queensland Corrective Services on Friday on completion of a world-class training program. They will all be assigned to join their colleagues at Lotus Glen Correctional Centre at Mareeba. Queensland Corrective Services Commissioner Peter Martin APM, congratulated the graduates...

Officer assaulted at Maryborough Correctional Centre

QCS can confirm that a custodial correctional officer has been injured during an incident involving a prisoner at Maryborough Correctional Centre yesterday. Officers attempted to enter the cell of a prisoner yesterday afternoon when he became non-compliant. Responding officers were forced to use chemical agents to subdue...

Personal visits to prisons begin from 10 July

From July 10, personal visits to prisons will be re-introduced in correctional centres across Queensland. Due to the ongoing threat of COVID-19, there will be some changes. Visits will look different than prior to the pandemic with mandatory health and safety measures in place for visitors, including: ...

New correctional officers help keep North Queensland communities safe

Eighteen new Custodial Correctional Officers joined the ranks of Queensland Corrective Services (QCS) yesterday on completion of a training program in Townsville. Commissioner Peter Martin, APM congratulated the graduates of the Custodial Officer Entry Level Program (COEP) for their hard work and commitment to keeping Queensland...

Townsville Correctional Complex review released

Queensland Corrective Services (QCS) today released the outcomes of an independent review into the Townsville Correctional Complex. Commissioner Peter Martin APM today travelled to Townsville to speak personally to the officers at the Townsville Correctional Complex about the conclusions and recommendations of the report, which was...

Officers assaulted, Townsville Correctional Centre

Four custodial correctional officers were injured at Townsville Correctional Centre yesterday afternoon. The officers entered the cell of a prisoner in the Detention Unit when he became non-compliant and lashed out at officers. All four officers sustained injuries and have been assessed at the medical...

Prisoner absconded from Townsville Correctional Centre (Male Farm)

Police and Corrective Services officers are looking for prisoner Daryl McLennan who absconded from Townsville Correctional Centre (Male Farm) early this morning. He is serving 4 years 8 months for enter dwelling without violence or threats. If you have information for police, contact Policelink on 131 444...

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