Stage 1 restrictions: Personal visits recommence

Due to the successful suppression of COVID-19 cases in the Queensland community, COVID-19 restrictions have been eased in South East Queensland correctional centres and community corrections offices, with personal visits to prisons recommencing tomorrow. All prisons and community corrections offices across the State are now at...

Officer injured, Lotus Glen Correctional Centre

A custodial correctional officer will undergo testing for blood borne diseases following an incident at Lotus Glen Correctional Centre where he was bitten by a prisoner. Officers were unlocking the safety unit this morning when the prisoner suddenly lunged at them, biting the officer on the...

Maroochydore Community Corrections opens to keep Sunshine Coast safe

Minister for Corrective Services, Mark Ryan MP and Commissioner Peter Martin APM have officially opened the new Maroochydore Community Corrections office at a ceremony on the Sunshine Coast this week. The office is a fit for purpose facility that will allow the 21 officers to manage...

Officers injured, Borallon Training and Correctional Centre

QCS can confirm that two officers are receiving treatment in hospital following an incident at Borallon Training and Correctional Centre this morning. Around 10.40am, a prisoner in a secure unit punched an officer in the back of the and put another in a headlock and...

Officers injured, Lotus Glen Correctional Centre

QCS can confirm that two officers are receiving treatment following an interaction with a prisoner at Lotus Glen Correctional Centre yesterday afternoon. The two officers were conducting a welfare check in the Detention Unit and when they opened the prisoners cell door, he became non-compliant and...

Personal visits to SEQ prisons suspended

Due to cases of COVID-19 in the community, personal visits have been suspended to all South East Queensland prisons on the advice of the Chief Health Officer (CHO). This decision was made to protect the safety of prisoners and our officers and includes all prisons from...

Prisoner charged under new officer assault legislation

A prisoner from Borallon Training and Correctional Centre today became the first person charged with serious assault on a corrective services officer with the new circumstance of aggravation. The charge relates to an incident on July 21 when the 20-year-old prisoner allegedly spat on a custodial...

Officer injured, Townsville Correctional Centre

QCS can confirm that an officer received injuries following an interaction with a prisoner at Townsville Correctional Centre this morning. The officer, who had entered a cell to engage with an agitated prisoner, retreated after the prisoner lashed out at him. While withdrawing from the cell,...

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