Disturbance, Arthur Gorrie Correctional Centre

Officers from Arthur Gorrie Correctional Centre have been praised for their professionalism and resilience in dealing with a complex situation at Arthur Gorrie Correctional Centre overnight. Yesterday morning, a fire started in a cell at the centre that officers were able to extinguish and 5 prisoners...

Officer injured, Brisbane Correctional Centre

A custodial correctional officer is receiving medical treatment following an incident with a prisoner at Brisbane Correctional Centre this afternoon. The officer was headbutted while delivering a meal to a prisoner in his cell in the Detention Unit. Officers quickly restrained the prisoner and he was returned...

Contraband finds at Palen Creek and Borallon

Custodial and intelligence officers at Palen Creek Correctional Centre (PCCC) and Borallon Training and Correctional Centre (BTCC) have been praised for their vigilance in finding significant amounts of contraband. Intelligence officers from BTCC identified information that a visitor was planning on providing a significant quantity of...

Queensland prisons restrictions update

Following positive COVID-19 tests amongst officers at the Queensland Corrective Services (QCS) Academy and Arthur Gorrie Correctional Centre (AGCC), QCS continues to work closely with Queensland Health to ensure the safe operation of the state’s correctional centres. This includes identifying and testing prisoners who have been...

Southern and central Queensland prisons locked down: Stage 4 restrictions

Queensland prisons from the NSW border up to and including Rockhampton have been locked down with Stage 4 restrictions due to an officer at the Queensland Corrective Services Academy testing positive to COVID-19. The QCS Academy has a COVIDSafe plan in place, including the requirement for...

Officers injured, Borallon Training and Correctional Centre

Two custodial correctional officers have received medical treatment following an incident with a prisoner at Borallon Training and Correctional Centre this morning. Two officers were punched during an interaction with a prisoner in a secure unit. Officers were forced to use OC spray to help restrain the...

QLD’S MOST WANTED – Do you have what it takes to be a CCO?

Queensland Corrective Services (QCS) has launched a be on the lookout (BOLO) alert for wanted persons to join the front line of public safety, protecting our communities as custodial correctional officers (CCOs). QCS launched a series of videos urging Queenslanders to take a look inside and see...

All visits suspended at SEQ prisons: Stage 3 restrictions

Due to cases of COVID-19 in the community, all South-east Queensland prisons and Community Corrections districts from the NSW border up to and including Bundaberg have moved to Stage 3 restrictions. As you may be aware, further cases of COVID-19 have been identified at the Brisbane...

Personal visits to Wacol, Ipswich and Gatton prisons suspended

Due to cases of COVID-19 in the community, personal visits have been suspended to the following Queensland prisons on the advice of the Chief Health Officer (CHO): Arthur Gorrie Correctional Centre Brisbane Correctional Centre Borallon Correctional Centre Brisbane Women’s Correctional Centre Southern Queensland Correctional Centre ...

Officer injured, Townsville Correctional Centre

A custodial correctional officer is receiving treatment following an incident with a prisoner at Townsville Correctional Centre yesterday. Around 4.10pm, a prisoner was being escorted to the Detention Unit when he became non-compliant and threw a number punches at officers, striking one in the...

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