Officer assaulted at Borallon Training and Correctional Centre

Queensland Corrective Services (QCS) can confirm that a custodial correctional officer is receiving testing as a result of an interaction with a prisoner yesterday at Borallon Training Correctional Centre. Officers were attempting to put restraints on a prisoner yesterday morning when the prisoner spat into an...

Two officers suspended

Two corrective services officers were suspended from duty on 2 June 2020 as a result of an investigation relating to allegations of negligence and inappropriate use of departmental systems. As a top-tier public safety agency, Queensland Corrective Services is committed to the highest standards of conduct,...

Largest ever group of 156 new officers boost QCS ranks

The Queensland Corrective Services Academy hosted the largest ever group of trainees last week. The group of 156 trainee officers is a record for the Wacol-based academy, and is a part of a recruitment push in preparation for the transition of Queensland’s two privately operated prisons...

Officer injured at Borallon Training and Correctional Centre

Queensland Corrective Services (QCS) can confirm that a custodial correctional officer was injured as a result of an interaction with a prisoner this morning at Borallon Training and Correctional Centre. The prisoner, who was agitated after returning to the detention unit from a case conference suddenly...

Prisoners help more children with disability with Smart Pups

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GGBijJ4xr8w More children with disability will receive assistance dogs trained by Queensland prisoners in coming months, with Palen Creek Correctional Centre becoming the third prison to introduce the Smart Pups program. Prisoners at the low-security centre have been receiving remote training modules during the COVID-19 lockdown so...

COVID-19 -versus- Human Rights

18-24 May is Law Week, and this year the Human Rights Act 2019 is in the spotlight. As a correctional agency, Queensland Corrective Services is tasked by the community with the humane containment and supervision of prisoners and offenders. There is a strong expectation that we do our...

ICPA: Australia’s corrections frontline gains global applause

Australia’s 25,000 corrections staff are being applauded for their work in keeping the community safe, as part of a global campaign to recognise their dedication during the COVID-19 pandemic. The International Corrections and Prisons Association (ICPA) and many non-government associations around the globe have come together...

COVID-19: When will prison visits start again?

We’ve been getting lots of questions about when visits will recommence at Queensland prisons. The answer isn’t a straight forward one. As you may be aware, the Queensland Government released a roadmap to the easing of community restrictions last week, and we will be using this...

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