Officers assaulted by visitor at Borallon Correctional Centre

Queensland Corrective Services (QCS) can confirm two officers were bitten by a woman attempting to visit the Borallon Training and Correctional Centre (BTCC) this morning. There was intelligence that the woman was trying to introduce drugs into the prison, and an attending Queensland Police officer directed...

Assault sentence and officer safety: Commissioner

Queensland Corrective Services Commissioner Peter Martin APM today acknowledged the sentence handed down to a prisoner who assaulted a custodial correctional officer at Woodford Correctional Centre last December. The prisoner received an additional three years and six months to his prison term after being convicted of...

Numinbah Correctional Centre evacuation

Queensland Corrective Services can confirm it evacuated Numinbah Correctional Centre, a low security women’s farm in the Gold Coast hinterland, yesterday due to the effects of nearby bushfires. The evacuation allows authorities responsible for managing the fires to focus on community safety. While the centre is not...

Contraband seized during targeted search

A range of contraband was seized during a targeted search on Wednesday at the low security Townsville Correctional Complex Male Farm following receipt of information by intelligence officers. During the search, officers found a number of items including mobile phones, two USB sticks, a quantity of...

10-year strategic plan for Queensland Corrective Services launched

A 10-year strategic plan positioning Queensland Corrective Services as a top tier front line public safety agency was today launched by Commissioner Peter Martin APM. Corrections 2030, which was developed through extensive consultation with QCS staff across the state, and influenced by world’s best practice in...

Recruitment campaign launches at the Ekka

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k6MhtNEvXE4 A new recruitment campaign targeting regional Queenslanders was launched at the Ekka today. With up to 700 full time permanent positions to be filled this financial year, many of them in regional Queensland, the campaign includes a new careers website profiling our officers at the front...

QCS celebrates NAIDOC Week across Queensland

[embed]https://youtu.be/xjzuBlfwZiI[/embed] Next week, July 7 to 14 is NAIDOC Week, a time when we celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. The theme for this year’s NAIDOC week is Voice… Treaty… Truth, the three key elements to the reforms set out...

Death in custody at Townsville Correctional Centre

Queensland Corrective Services can confirm that Queensland Police Service is investigating the death of a 47-year-old prisoner at Townsville Correctional Centre this morning. The man, who was in a single occupancy cell was located by officers early this morning in a secure unit. Queensland Ambulance Service was...

Death in custody at Borallon Training and Correctional Centre

Queensland Corrective Services can confirm that Queensland Police Service is investigating the death of a prisoner at Borallon Training and Correctional Centre overnight. The 27-year-old man, who was in a shared cell in a secure unit was located by staff at about 5am this morning. Resuscitation was...

Officers recognised for Commonwealth Games efforts

The first two Queensland Corrective Service recipients of the XXI Commonwealth Games Citation were recognised at an event at Police headquarters this morning. Deputy Commissioner Paul Stewart and Custodial Corrections Officer Andrew Lynch from Escort and Security Branch received the citation, which is being presented to...

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