QLD’S MOST WANTED – Do you have what it takes to be a CCO?

Queensland Corrective Services (QCS) has launched a be on the lookout (BOLO) alert for wanted persons to join the front line of public safety, protecting our communities as custodial correctional officers (CCOs). QCS launched a series of videos urging Queenslanders to take a look inside and see...

All visits suspended at SEQ prisons: Stage 3 restrictions

Due to cases of COVID-19 in the community, all South-east Queensland prisons and Community Corrections districts from the NSW border up to and including Bundaberg have moved to Stage 3 restrictions. As you may be aware, further cases of COVID-19 have been identified at the Brisbane...

Personal visits to Wacol, Ipswich and Gatton prisons suspended

Due to cases of COVID-19 in the community, personal visits have been suspended to the following Queensland prisons on the advice of the Chief Health Officer (CHO): Arthur Gorrie Correctional Centre Brisbane Correctional Centre Borallon Correctional Centre Brisbane Women’s Correctional Centre Southern Queensland Correctional Centre ...

Officers injured, Borallon Training and Correctional Centre

QCS can confirm that two officers are receiving treatment in hospital following an incident at Borallon Training and Correctional Centre this morning. Around 10.40am, a prisoner in a secure unit punched an officer in the back of the and put another in a headlock 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...

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...

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...

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...

First month of new technology initiatives a measure of success

Queensland Corrective Services (QCS) has seen a large uptake of several technological solutions into correctional centres over the past two months in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. As part of QCS’ pandemic response, a number of innovations have been introduced into centres to address the...

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