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...

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...

Death in custody: Woodford Correctional Centre

Queensland Corrective Services can confirm the death of a prisoner at Woodford Correctional Centre this afternoon. The 37-year-old man was declared deceased just before 4pm this afternoon after his body was found in a laundry at the centre. Custodial correctional staff immediately began first aid on the...

Officer assaulted at Woodford Correctional Centre

Queensland Corrective Services (QCS) can confirm that a custodial correctional officer will undergo testing as a result of an interaction with a prisoner yesterday at Woodford Correctional Centre. Officers were restraining an uncompliant prisoner yesterday afternoon when the prisoner spat in an officer’s...

Changes to isolation policies for new and transfer prisoners

Queensland Corrective Services has announced changes to the isolation policy for new reception and transfer prisoners as a part of its ongoing commitment to keeping Queensland prisons free of COVID-19. Commissioner Peter Martin APM announced that from tomorrow, May 2, the isolation policy would be...

Officer suspended, Woodford Correctional Centre

An officer at Woodford Correctional Centre was suspended from duty on 27 April 2020, as a result of an ongoing investigation. This is due to allegations relating to possession of drugs, failing to comply with policy and procedure relating to prisoner’s property, misusing their authority and...

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