Update – booking of visits in South East Queensland to recommence

Due to Queensland’s sustained effort to contain the COVID-19 cases in the Greater Brisbane community over the past two weeks, we are able relax the restrictions at all of our centres and offices. Queensland Health advised that we are able to recommence booking personal visits as...

CCO Stacey Blume with Commissioner Peter Martin

National Corrections Day Honours and Awards recipients

A number of medals and awards were presented as a part of the National Corrections Day celebration on Friday. Remember, there are regular calls for award nominations throughout the year – so make sure you help us celebrate great work by nominating your colleagues who are...

Queensland lights up blue for National Corrections Day

Queensland is lighting up blue to celebrate the work of corrections officers on the front line of public safety on National Corrections Day, Friday 15 January.   Minister for Corrective Services, Mark Ryan, said that communities from Mt Isa to Palm Island and out to Roma were...

SEQ prison visits cancelled – UPDATED 12/01/2021

Due to concerns about a community case of COVID-19 in South East Queensland, Queensland prisons from Woodford Correction Centre south have cancelled all visits effective immediately. Due to concerns about possible community spread of a highly contagious strain of COVID-19, all SEQ centres have been placed...

COVID-19 update, Victoria community transmission

To ensure the safety of officers and prisoners, visitors to our prisons will be screened to ensure they have not been to Victoria recently. On advice of the Chief Health Officer, we are restricting access to anyone who has been in Victoria in the last 14...

QCS Top Dogs crowned

General Purpose dog Tallis and Passive Alert Drug Detection dog Thommo have been crowned QCS Top Dogs for 2020. The QCS Top Dog winners were announced yesterday, with Townsville Correctional Complex and Wolston and Brisbane Women’s correctional centres scooping the pool in the five part virtual...

Lotus Glen Centre Delta Unit competes for QCS Top Dog title

2020 has been a dog of a year, so Queensland Corrective Services (QCS) launched QCS Top Dog – a five-part series on social media showcasing the agency’s Delta Units. The series, which began with episode one last week (26 November), shows the skills and training required...

Officers assaulted, Arthur Gorrie Correctional Centre

Two custodial correctional officers received medical treatment following an incident with a non-compliant prisoner at Arthur Gorrie Correctional Centre yesterday. The officers were moving to restrain the prisoner when both sustained scratches to the face and were exposed to potential blood contamination. The officers were assessed at...