COVID-19 -versus- Human Rights

18-24 May is Law Week, and this year the Human Rights Act 2019 is in the spotlight. As a correctional agency, Queensland Corrective Services is tasked by the community with the humane containment and supervision of prisoners and offenders. There is a strong expectation that we do our...

ICPA: Australia’s corrections frontline gains global applause

[embed]https://youtu.be/3VKiUfI-yI4[/embed] Australia’s 25,000 corrections staff are being applauded for their work in keeping the community safe, as part of a global campaign to recognise their dedication during the COVID-19 pandemic. The International Corrections and Prisons Association (ICPA) and many non-government associations around the globe have come together...

COVID-19: When will prison visits start again?

[embed]https://youtu.be/X9RQHV6RqSw[/embed] We’ve been getting lots of questions about when visits will recommence at Queensland prisons. The answer isn’t a straight forward one. As you may be aware, the Queensland Government released a roadmap to the easing of community restrictions last week, and we will be using this...

Queensland Corrective Services officers suspended

Three corrective services officers have been suspended from duty pending ethical standards investigations in the past week. An officer from Capricornia Correctional Centre (CCC) was suspended from duty on May 7 as a result of an ongoing investigation of allegations of inappropriate use of force, preparing...

Arthur Gorrie General Manager position advertised

Applications are open for the General Manager of the Arthur Gorrie Correctional Centre, to lead operations on completion of its transition to QCS operation as part of Operation Certitude. From July 1 2020, Arthur Gorrie will operate under a QCS model, and the agency is seeking a...

QCS launches virtual personal visits

Queensland Corrective Services (QCS) has launched a new virtual personal visits program to keep prisoners in contact with family and friends during the COVID-19 pandemic. On 23 March, Commissioner Peter Martin AMP, on advice from Queensland Health, suspended all personal face-to-face visits to prisons in Queensland...

Death in custody, Woodford Correctional Centre

Queensland Corrective Services (QCS) can confirm the death of a prisoner at Woodford Correctional Centre this morning. The 37-year-old prisoner was found in a single-occupancy cell with obvious injuries just before 4am. Custodial Correctional Officers immediately commenced first aid on the man, including CPR, and QAS was...

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