Officer suspended, Woodford Correctional Centre

An officer at Woodford Correctional Centre was suspended from duty on 27 April 2020, as a result of an ongoing investigation. This is due to allegations relating to possession of drugs, failing to comply with policy and procedure relating to prisoner’s property, misusing their authority and...

Email and EFT transfers introduced into Queensland prisons

  Prisoners across Queensland can now receive email from friends and family, and electronic funds transferred into their accounts, fulfilling a significant recommendation of Taskforce Flaxton. Email increases the security of prisons by reducing the opportunity for the introduction of contraband through physical mail and provides...

QCS announces new isolation procedures for prisoners

Queensland Corrective Services is strengthening its efforts to prevent COVID-19 from entering Queensland prisons, with tough new protocols around prisoner receptions and transfers coming into place from Wednesday April 8. Commissioner Peter Martin APM said that the strengthened regimes would see all new receptions and transferred...

Officer assaulted at Lotus Glen Correctional Centre

Queensland Corrective Services (QCS) can confirm that a custodial correctional officer received a neck injury as a result of an interaction with a prisoner yesterday at Lotus Glen Correctional Centre. The officer was unlocking a cell yesterday morning when the prisoner assaulted the officer....

Correctional Counsellor suspended

A Correctional Counsellor from South East Queensland has been suspended from duty subject to an ongoing investigation relating to access to official information and an inappropriate relationship. As a top-tier public safety agency, Queensland Corrective Services is committed to the highest standards of conduct, transparency and...

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...

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