Officer injured at Woodford Correctional Centre

Queensland Corrective Services (QCS) can confirm a Custodial Correctional Officer was injured by a prisoner at Woodford Correctional Centre yesterday during an incident where force was required to be used. Officers were performing a search of the prisoner when he became non-compliant and force needed to...

End-to-End Case Management improving outcomes for offenders

Delivering community safety is QCS’ purpose and we work diligently and passionately to ensure that individuals who come in contact with the correctional system are less likely to return to crime. We do this by maximising the chances for offenders to rehabilitate, reintegrate and lead...

Palen Creek Correctional Centre evacuation

Queensland Corrective Services (QCS) can confirm the Department has safely evacuated the low security Palen Creek Correctional Centre today due to the effects of nearby bushfires on the Queensland and New South Wales border in the Mount Barney National Park. The decision to evacuate was made...

Housing access to help prisoners reintegrate into community

Queensland Corrective Services (QCS) is working on removing one of the biggest obstacles facing prisoners when they are released: finding stable and appropriate housing.   The PRSA, launched in October, is for male prisoners eligible for parole but who remain in custody because they don’t have suitable...

First building complete in $241M expansion of Capricornia

The first building of the Capricornia Correctional Centre expansion was officially opened yesterday in Rockhampton by Deputy Commissioner Organisational Capability, James Koulouris and Corrective Services Minister Mark Ryan MP. The X8 block is a services building that is part of the ongoing Capricornia Correctional Centre expansion...

Officers injured – Capricornia Correctional Centre

Queensland Corrective Services can confirm that two officers have been injured during an incident at Capricornia Correctional Centre this afternoon. A number of prisoners climbed onto the roof of a unit block and the centre has been locked down in line with standard procedure. Three prisoners remain...

Sondra Lena police vessel commissioning

Commissioner Peter Martin APM, Deputy Commissioner Paul Stewart APM and Assistant Commissioner Samantha Newman attended the commissioning of a new police vessel named in honour of the late Constable Sondra Lena at Lytton this morning. The Lena family has many ties to Queensland Corrective Services. Sondra Lena...

Custodial officers injured – Brisbane District Court

Two Queensland Corrective Services custodial officers received injuries today while restraining an agitated prisoner at the Brisbane District Court. A 25-year-old woman had been non-compliant on arrival at court, and following a risk assessment, three officers from Escort and Security branch escorted her to her hearing. On...

Officers praised for management of Code Black – Capricornia

Custodial officers at Capricornia Correctional Centre were today praised for managing a protest in a secure unit at the centre. At about lunchtime today, a Code Black was initiated after eight prisoners began protesting in a secure unit containing 41 prisoners. The group refused to obey directions...

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