Officers injured, Lotus Glen Correctional Centre

QCS can confirm that two officers are receiving treatment following an interaction with a prisoner at Lotus Glen Correctional Centre yesterday afternoon. The two officers were conducting a welfare check in the Detention Unit and when they opened the prisoners cell door, he became non-compliant and...

Personal visits to SEQ prisons suspended

Due to cases of COVID-19 in the community, personal visits have been suspended to all South East Queensland prisons on the advice of the Chief Health Officer (CHO). This decision was made to protect the safety of prisoners and our officers and includes all prisons from...

Corrective Services dogs trained to keep North Queensland prisons safe

Queensland Corrective Services Dog Squad officers, Steve with Lobo, Ainsley with Ragner, Darren with Bondi, Tony with Blade, Jade with Ezra and Jacques with Yaeger Lotus Glen Correctional Centre is currently hosting a joint general purpose dog handler training course with officers from Townsville Correctional Complex...

Officers assaulted, Wolston and Woodford Correctional Centres

QCS can confirm that three officers have been injured in incidents at Woodford and Wolston Correctional Centres yesterday. Yesterday afternoon around 2pm, officers at Woodford Correctional Centre were interacting with a prisoner when he became aggressive and headbutted an officer. The prisoner was restrained and during the...

Officer assaulted, Brisbane Correctional Centre

QCS can confirm that an officer was injured by a prisoner at Brisbane Correctional Centre yesterday afternoon. A prisoner was being directed back to his cell around 5pm when he started to behave aggressively and assaulted an officer. The prisoner was restrained and escorted to...

Disturbance, Townsville Correctional Complex

QCS can confirm that four prisoners have been escorted to the Detention Unit following a disturbance at the Townsville Correctional Complex this morning. Four prisoners became non-compliant in a secure unit and barricaded themselves in the exercise yard around 10am. Officers attempted to negotiate with the...

Officers awarded Australians Corrections Medal

The Governor of Queensland, His Excellency the Honourable Paul de Jersey AC, conferred the Australian Corrections Medal (ACM) on current QCS officer Ms Simone Lourigan and former officer Ms Jenny Lynas at an investiture ceremony at Government House in Brisbane on Monday 6 July. The ACM...

New correctional officers join Lotus Glen

Fourteen new Custodial Correctional Officers joined the ranks of Queensland Corrective Services on Friday on completion of a world-class training program. They will all be assigned to join their colleagues at Lotus Glen Correctional Centre at Mareeba. Queensland Corrective Services Commissioner Peter Martin APM, congratulated the graduates...

Officer assaulted at Maryborough Correctional Centre

QCS can confirm that a custodial correctional officer has been injured during an incident involving a prisoner at Maryborough Correctional Centre yesterday. Officers attempted to enter the cell of a prisoner yesterday afternoon when he became non-compliant. Responding officers were forced to use chemical agents to subdue...

Officer assaulted at Arthur Gorrie Correctional Centre

QCS can confirm that a custodial correctional officer has been injured during an incident involving a prisoner at Arthur Gorrie Correctional Centre this afternoon. Initial information indicates that an officer was injured during a disturbance in a secure unit this afternoon. Responding officers deployed chemical agents...

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