QCS appoints new Deputy Commissioner Custodial Operations  

The Minister for Corrective Services, Mark Ryan today announced the appointment of Gary McCahon to the position of Deputy Commissioner Custodial Operations after an extensive national and international recruitment effort.  Mr McCahon, who comes to Queensland Corrective Services with 36 years’ experience in corrections in a number of Australian jurisdictions, will commence with QCS...

Wolston Correctional Centre locked down

Wolston Correctional Centre will remain locked down this morning while Queensland Heath undertakes contact tracing for an officer who has tested positive while off duty. The officer last attended the centre 12 days ago. An offender development officer who was last on shift on April 8...

Disturbance, Borallon Training and Correctional Centre

QCS can confirm there was a disturbance this morning at Borallon Training and Correctional Centre. A number of prisoners in two units damaged viewing windows in their cells, and some flooded their cells. The prisoners were non-complaint to directions, and responding officers used a chemical agent on...

QCS announces new isolation procedures for prisoners

Queensland Corrective Services is strengthening its efforts to prevent COVID-19 from entering Queensland prisons, with tough new protocols around prisoner receptions and transfers coming into place from Wednesday April 8. Commissioner Peter Martin APM said that the strengthened regimes would see all new receptions and transferred...

Officer at Wolston Correctional Centre tests positive for COVID-19

Queensland Corrective Services has received advice from Queensland Health that a custodial corrections officer from Wolston Correctional Centre has tested positive to COVID-19. Initial advice is that the officer had contact with officers and prisoners during a number of shifts over the weekend and Monday. We...

Pandemic: Visits to Queensland prisons cease

Queensland Corrective Services has put significant planning in place to ensure business continuity and ensure the security of our prisons, the safety of our officers and the wellbeing of the people in our care. We know this pandemic will play out over many months, not weeks,...

Personal visits to adult prisons suspended Australia-wide

Corrective services across Australia have been constantly reviewing measures to prevent and manage the COVID-19 risk in prisons. Following the National Cabinet Meeting on Friday, 20 March 2020, a joint decision has been made to suspend all personal visits to adult correctional facilities across...

Correctional Counsellor suspended

A Correctional Counsellor from South East Queensland has been suspended from duty subject to an ongoing investigation relating to access to official information and an inappropriate relationship. As a top-tier public safety agency, Queensland Corrective Services is committed to the highest standards of conduct, transparency and...

Officers praised for quick thinking at Capricornia Correctional Centre

Officers from Capricornia Correctional Centre have been praised for their quick thinking in detaining a low security prisoner who wandered into a restricted area between the high and low security areas of the prison today. The prisoner, who appeared to be disorientated, was located on a...

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