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...

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...

Death in Custody

Queensland Corrective Services has been informed of the death of a prisoner at Princess Alexandra Hospital this morning. The 39-year-old man was declared deceased just before 9am this morning, following what appeared to be a self-harm incident at Wolston Correctional Centre on Friday afternoon. The man was...

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...

Commissioner podcast: the critical role of QCS officers in DFV prevention

[Transcript:] May 1 marks the start of Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month in Queensland. Domestic and family violence is obviously a significant issue that we deal with on a range of levels at Queensland Corrective Services. There's a clear nexus between domestic and family violence and the...

Prisoners taught how to recycle trashed bicycles into wheelchairs

Prisoners at Palen Creek Correctional Centre (PCCC) are helping people in developing countries with mobility issues by transforming unwanted bicycles into wheelchairs. Palen Creek Acting Deputy General Manager Dave Gordon said some of his officers learned of the Wheelchair Aid Project being run by the Rotary...

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