Queensland Corrective Services officer suspended

A custodial correctional officer was suspended from duty on 20 November 2019, as a result of an ongoing investigation relating to allegations of being unfit for duty and derelict in duties at the Townsville Correctional Centre. As a top-tier public safety agency, Queensland Corrective Services is...

Officers assaulted at Woodford Correctional Centre

Queensland Corrective Services can confirm that two officers have been injured during an incident where force was required to be used at Woodford Correctional Centre this morning. Officers were directing a prisoner to his cell when he became non-compliant and threw a number of punches...

Drugs seized during targeted search – Woodford Correctional Centre

A large number of suboxone strips have been seized following targeted searches at Woodford Correctional Centre. Two separate targeted searches of visitors attending the centre in early November were undertaken following information obtained by prison staff. In total, 129 suboxone strips were seized which has an estimated...

Officer assaulted at Lotus Glen Correctional Centre

Queensland Corrective Services (QCS) can confirm a Custodial Correctional Officer was assaulted by a prisoner at Lotus Glen Correctional Centre yesterday during an incident where force was required to be used. Officers were preparing a prisoner to transition from the medical unit when he struck an...

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...

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...

Media alert – temporary contact change

Good afternoon QCS Media and Communications is moving premises over the weekend. Consequently, we will be contactable for media inquiries only on the mobile 0447 174377 until Monday mid-morning. We appreciate your patience. QCS Media and Communications.  ...

Code Silver resolved – Capricornia

The Code Silver incident at Capricornia Correctional Centre has been resolved, with the prisoners surrendering peacefully a short time ago. They have been taken to the Detention Unit. The prison is in its usual nighttime lockdown.  ...

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