Death in custody – Wolston Correctional Centre

Queensland Corrective Services can confirm that a 73-year-old prisoner has died after suffering what appears to be a medical incident at Wolston Correctional Centre yesterday evening. The man attended the medical centre at the prison suffering shortness of breath before rapidly declining. QAS attended, but attempts by...

Death in Custody, Arthur Gorrie Correctional Centre

Queensland Corrective Services (QCS) can confirm the death of a prisoner in custody on October 13 at Arthur Gorrie Correctional Centre. The 26-year-old man was located in a dual occupancy cell at 2.55am. Custodial Correctional Officers immediately commenced CPR on the man and QAS was called but...

Prisoner transported to hospital

Queensland Corrective Services can confirm that a prisoner was transported by QAS to the Princess Alexandra Hospital after being found unresponsive in their single occupancy cell at Wolston Correctional Centre at unlock Saturday morning. The prisoner remains in hospital at this time....

Minor disturbance: Arthur Gorrie Correctional Centre

Queensland Corrective Services can confirm that a prisoner caused minor damage to a unit at Arthur Gorrie Correctional Centre overnight after managing to access a common area in a secure unit. Initial information is that the prisoner entered the common area shortly about midnight and stole...

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...

Officer assaulted at Lotus Glen Correctional Centre

Queensland Corrective Services (QCS) can confirm that a custodial correctional officer received a neck injury as a result of an interaction with a prisoner yesterday at Lotus Glen Correctional Centre. The officer was unlocking a cell yesterday morning when the prisoner assaulted the officer....

Contraband stash at Palen Creek Correctional Centre

Officers at Palen Creek Correctional Centre (PCCC) have located a significant stash of contraband including drugs and mobile phones. As part of normal search activities, officers searching the grounds of the farm on the weekend uncovered an esky that had been buried near the perimeter. When opened,...

Community service workers sew cool neckties for bushfire volunteers

Offenders under the supervision of Queensland Corrective Services are helping fire fighters and volunteers keep cool in bushfire affected areas of New South Wales and on the Sunshine Coast. As part of a community service project, a group of offenders under supervision in the community have...

The truth about televisions in prisons

You may have seen some reporting about the cost of replacing damaged televisions in Queensland prisons recently, with allegations that taxpayers foot the bill for sets damaged by prisoners. We thought you might to like to know the truth. Taxpayers do not subsidise the provision of televisions...

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