Wolston Correctional Centre reverts to Level 3 Restrictions

On Friday March 27, I announced the Stage 4 lockdown of Wolston Correctional Centre on the advice of Queensland Health and the Chief Health Officer following an officer testing positive for COVID-19. This lockdown enabled Queensland Health time to do contract tracing on the officer, and...

Queensland prisons lock down against COVID-19

The COVID-19 response is a rapidly evolving environment, and in accordance with advice from Queensland Health and the Chief Health Officer, and with their support I will be further restricting access to Correctional Centres in Queensland. I have made the decision that the time...

Officer at Wolston Correctional Centre tests positive for COVID-19

Queensland Corrective Services has received advice from Queensland Health that a custodial corrections officer from Wolston Correctional Centre has tested positive to COVID-19. Initial advice is that the officer had contact with officers and prisoners during a number of shifts over the weekend and Monday. We...

Pandemic: Visits to Queensland prisons cease

Queensland Corrective Services has put significant planning in place to ensure business continuity and ensure the security of our prisons, the safety of our officers and the wellbeing of the people in our care. We know this pandemic will play out over many months, not weeks,...

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....

Principal consultant appointed to new prison

The first new prison to be built in Queensland since 2012 is a significant step closer with the appointment of Guymer Bailey Architects as principal consultant for Southern Queensland Correctional Centre Phase 2 expansion. The $618.8 million Phase 2 Expansion of SQCC, near Gatton, will deliver...

Contraband stash at Palen Creek Correctional Centre

Officers at Palen Creek Correctional Centre (PCCC) have located a significant stash of contraband including drugs and mobile phones. As part of normal search activities, officers searching the grounds of the farm on the weekend uncovered an esky that had been buried near the perimeter. When opened,...

Officers praised for quick thinking at Capricornia Correctional Centre

Officers from Capricornia Correctional Centre have been praised for their quick thinking in detaining a low security prisoner who wandered into a restricted area between the high and low security areas of the prison today. The prisoner, who appeared to be disorientated, was located on a...

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...

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