Officers injured, Brisbane Correctional Centre

Three custodial correctional officers were injured during in incident at Brisbane Correctional Centre this evening. One officer received an injury to his head when he was struck by a cell door kicked open by a prisoner. Two responding officers were injured while restraining the two prisoners who...

Positions filling fast at Capricornia Correctional Centre

Seventeen new custodial correctional officers joined the front line of public safety at a ceremony in Rockhampton today, further boosting the ranks at Capricornia Correctional Centre. The expansion of the prison effectively doubled its capacity, and created the need for 232 new officers when it is...

Visits restricted – SEQ

Due to a case of COVID-19 in the community in Brisbane, the decision has been made to suspend personal visits in prisons in South East Queensland. This includes prison from Woodford Correctional Centre south and west to Southern Queensland Correctional Centre and including all Wacol-based centres,...

UPDATE – Visits are back in SEQ

Personal visits have recommenced at South East Queensland prisons following the lifting of restrictions. This includes prisons from Woodford Correctional Centre, south and west to Southern Queensland Correctional Centre, including all Wacol-based centres, Numinbah and Palen Creek correctional centres. We thank families for their patience and understanding. We...

Non-essential visits suspended – SEQ

Due to a case of COVID-19 in the community in Brisbane, the decision has been made to suspend personal visits in prisons in South East Queensland. This includes prison from Woodford Correctional Centre south and west to Southern Queensland Correctional Centre and including all Wacol-based centres,...

50 jobs on offer for Lockyer Valley locals

Queensland Corrective Services is looking for 50 Lockyer Valley locals to take up permanent, secure jobs near Gatton, with paid training starting shortly. Commissioner Peter Martin said that by 2023, QCS would be employing about 500 new officers at the Southern Queensland Correctional Precinct near Gatton,...

Death in custody, Wolston Correctional Centre

Queensland Corrective Services (QCS) can confirm the death of a prisoner in QCS custody at the Princess Alexandra Hospital today. The 26-year old man was found nonresponsive in a single occupancy cell at Wolston Correctional Centre on February 16 and responding officers administered first aid until...

Community safety increased thanks to Community Corrections graduates

The expertise of community corrections officers from across Queensland has been recognised today at a ceremony held at the Queensland Corrective Services Academy. 23 community corrections graduates were recognised for their work and achievement of completing the Practitioner Development Program (PDP) at a ceremony held at...

Officers thwart alleged drug smuggling attempts

Two people have been charged with contraband offences after allegedly attempting to smuggle drugs into Queensland prisons over the weekend. Intelligence officers at Borallon Training and Correctional Centre have been praised for their vigilance after thwarting an alleged attempt to introduce contraband into the prison. A 42-year-old...

Townsville Correctional Centre General Manager named

Queensland Corrective Services has named the new General Manager of Townsville Correctional Complex. Chief Superintendent Louise Kneeshaw, who has been acting in the position since March 2020, was today substantively confirmed in the position as a part of a recruitment process which filled a number of...

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