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...

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...

Officer injured at Capricornia Correctional Centre

Queensland Corrective Services (QCS) can confirm a custodial correctional officer was injured in a confrontation with a prisoner at Capricornia Correctional Centre this afternoon. A prisoner was attending the health centre when he became agitated and spat in a male officer’s face. He was restrained without further...

Abscond – Townsville Correctional Centre low security farm

Three prisoners have absconded from Townsville Correctional Centre low security men's farm this evening. If you have information for police, contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using the online form 24hrs per day. You can report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers, a registered charity...

QCS and QPS officers in Townsville contri-brew-te to community safety

Queensland Corrective Services (QCS) and the Queensland Police Service (QPS) are meeting on hallowed grounds in Townsville next week to talk with locals about community safety.   The collaborative event will be held on Tuesday 17 December at The Willows Shopping Centre, starting at 10:30am – 12:30pm...

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