General Manager suspended

Queensland Corrective Services can confirm that the General Manager of Townsville Correctional Centre has been suspended from duty. An ethical standards investigation into allegations arising from an alleged inappropriate misuse of his position and departmental resources is underway. Queensland Corrective Services expects the highest standards of ethical...

Palen Creek prisoners create buzz with unique native bee motels

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-ckzwCkmBw Prisoners at Palen Creek Correctional Centre are turning out hand-crafted homes for native bees, with the bee motels flying off the shelves almost as quickly as they are finished. Custodial Correctional Officer Russell Stanford, who was instrumental in creating the innovative program, said the bee motels...

Officer assaulted at Wolston Correctional Centre

Queensland Corrective Services (QCS) can confirm a Custodial Correctional Officer was assaulted by a prisoner at Wolston Correctional Centre this morning during an incident where force was required to be used. Officers were preparing a prisoner to transition to the Detention Unit when he struck...

Officers assaulted at Brisbane Correctional Centre

Queensland Corrective Services (QCS) can confirm two Custodial Correctional Officers were treated at hospital for possible exposure to bodily fluids following an incident at Brisbane Correctional Centre on Sunday afternoon. Two officers were attempting to assist a prisoner who was self-harming when he threw a cup...

Abscond – Townsville Correctional Centre low security farm

Three prisoners have absconded from Townsville Correctional Centre low security men's farm this evening. If you have information for police, contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using the online form 24hrs per day. You can report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers, a registered charity...

Drone incursion sends Capricornia into lockdown

Prisoners at Capricornia Correctional Centre spent a part of Christmas afternoon in lockdown after someone attempted to drop contraband into the centre using a drone. At about 1:45pm, a custodial correctional officer saw a drone hovering over the exercise yard of a secure unit carrying a...

Prisoners give back to community with Uniforms 4 Kids

Women prisoners are providing beautiful handmade clothing to children in need thanks to a program being run out of Brisbane Women’s Correctional Centre (BWCC). As part of a partnership between Queensland Corrective Services (QCS) and Uniforms 4 Kids, prisoners at BWCC have been repurposing law enforcement...

Capricornia joins push to recycle bottle tops into prosthetics

Staff and prisoners at Capricornia Correctional Centre (CCC) have risen to the challenge of collecting bottle tops to be recycled into prosthetic arms and hands, amassing almost 14,500 caps in eight weeks. Deputy General Manager Alexis Livingstone said everyone at CCC had responded enthusiastically to the...

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