Queensland lights up blue for National Corrections Day

Queensland is lighting up blue to celebrate the work of corrections officers on the front line of public safety on National Corrections Day, Friday 15 January.   Minister for Corrective Services, Mark Ryan, said that communities from Mt Isa to Palm Island and out to Roma were...

Officers injured: Brisbane Women’s Correctional Centre

Queensland Corrective Services can confirm that two officers were injured in an incident with a prisoner at Brisbane Women’s Correctional Centre shortly before midday. The injured officers were treated on the scene by their colleagues and Queensland Health staff. One officer suffered a laceration to the head....

QCS Top Dogs crowned

General Purpose dog Tallis and Passive Alert Drug Detection dog Thommo have been crowned QCS Top Dogs for 2020. The QCS Top Dog winners were announced yesterday, with Townsville Correctional Complex and Wolston and Brisbane Women’s correctional centres scooping the pool in the five part virtual...

Lotus Glen Centre Delta Unit competes for QCS Top Dog title

2020 has been a dog of a year, so Queensland Corrective Services (QCS) launched QCS Top Dog – a five-part series on social media showcasing the agency’s Delta Units. The series, which began with episode one last week (26 November), shows the skills and training required...

Death in custody, Princess Alexandra Hospital

  Queensland Corrective Services (QCS) can confirm the death of a prisoner in QCS custody at the Princess Alexandra Hospital. The 37-year old man was involved in an altercation with another prisoner at Wolston Correctional Centre on November 10. He was taken to the Princess Alexandra Hospital with...

Officers assaulted, Arthur Gorrie Correctional Centre

Two custodial correctional officers received medical treatment following an incident with a non-compliant prisoner at Arthur Gorrie Correctional Centre yesterday. The officers were moving to restrain the prisoner when both sustained scratches to the face and were exposed to potential blood contamination. The officers were assessed at...

Officers assaulted, Arthur Gorrie Correctional Centre

Three custodial correctional officers have received medical treatment following an incident with a prisoner at Arthur Gorrie Correctional Centre yesterday. A prisoner was being escorted by officers when he became non-compliant and officers were forced to restrain him. As offers were restarting the prisoner,...

Officer assaulted, Maryborough Correctional Centre

A custodial correctional officer has received medical treatment following an incident with a prisoner at Maryborough Correctional Centre yesterday. The prisoner, who was resisting directions while being escorted to the detention unit after verbally threatening staff, spat in the officer’s face. Officers quickly restrained the prisoner and...

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