Death in custody, Woodford Correctional Centre

Queensland Corrective Services (QCS) can confirm the death of a prisoner at Woodford Correctional Centre this morning. The 37-year-old prisoner was found in a single-occupancy cell with obvious injuries just before 4am. Custodial Correctional Officers immediately commenced first aid on the man, including CPR, and QAS was...

Death in custody: Woodford Correctional Centre

Queensland Corrective Services can confirm the death of a prisoner at Woodford Correctional Centre this afternoon. The 37-year-old man was declared deceased just before 4pm this afternoon after his body was found in a laundry at the centre. Custodial correctional staff immediately began first aid on the...

Officer assaulted at Woodford Correctional Centre

Queensland Corrective Services (QCS) can confirm that a custodial correctional officer will undergo testing as a result of an interaction with a prisoner yesterday at Woodford Correctional Centre. Officers were restraining an uncompliant prisoner yesterday afternoon when the prisoner spat in an officer’s...

Changes to isolation policies for new and transfer prisoners

Queensland Corrective Services has announced changes to the isolation policy for new reception and transfer prisoners as a part of its ongoing commitment to keeping Queensland prisons free of COVID-19. Commissioner Peter Martin APM announced that from tomorrow, May 2, the isolation policy would be...

Commissioner podcast: the critical role of QCS officers in DFV prevention

[Transcript:] May 1 marks the start of Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month in Queensland. Domestic and family violence is obviously a significant issue that we deal with on a range of levels at Queensland Corrective Services. There's a clear nexus between domestic and family violence and the...

QCS officer recognised with national bravery honour

A Queensland Corrective Services officer was recognised nationally late last month for a heroic act of bravery in helping a victim of domestic violence. Custodial Correctional Officer Kyle Patrech from the Escort and Security Branch was awarded the Bravery Medal by the Governor-General His Excellency General...

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...

Disturbance, Borallon Training and Correctional Centre

QCS can confirm there was a disturbance this morning at Borallon Training and Correctional Centre. A number of prisoners in two units damaged viewing windows in their cells, and some flooded their cells. The prisoners were non-complaint to directions, and responding officers used a chemical agent on...

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...

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