Officer assaulted, Maryborough Correctional Centre

A custodial correctional officer has received medical treatment following an incident with a prisoner at Maryborough Correctional Centre yesterday. The prisoner, who was resisting directions while being escorted to the detention unit after verbally threatening staff, spat in the officer’s face. Officers quickly restrained the prisoner and...

COVID-19 restrictions eased to Stage 1 statewide

Due to the remarkable effort to contain the COVID-19 cases at the Queensland Corrective Services Academy and the Arthur Gorrie Correctional Centre, we are able relax the restrictions at all of our centres and offices. Queensland Health has advised that we are able to recommence personal...

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...

Maroochydore Community Corrections opens to keep Sunshine Coast safe

Minister for Corrective Services, Mark Ryan MP and Commissioner Peter Martin APM have officially opened the new Maroochydore Community Corrections office at a ceremony on the Sunshine Coast this week. The office is a fit for purpose facility that will allow the 21 officers to manage...

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...

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...

Officer assaulted at Woodford Correctional Centre

Queensland Corrective Services (QCS) can confirm a custodial correctional officer was injured yesterday afternoon after being approached by a prisoner at Woodford Correctional Centre today. The prisoner approached the officer after he failed to comply with a direction and struck an officer in...

QCS launch prisoner voicemail system to increase connections

Queensland Corrective Services (QCS) has launched another channel for families and friends to keep in contact with loved ones in prison. The prison voicemail system allows approved contacts to leave a voice mail message for prisoners at any time of the day or night. Prisoners can then...

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...

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