Death in Custody – Arthur Gorrie Correctional Centre

Queensland Corrective Services can confirm that a prisoner died at Arthur Gorrie Correctional Centre this morning. The 34-year-old non-Indigenous man was in a single occupancy cell. He was found unresponsive at approximately 4am this morning. Officers immediately commenced CPR and called Queensland Ambulance Service, however the man...

Queensland Corrective Services officer suspended

  A custodial corrections officer at Lotus Glen Correction Centre was suspended from duty on 8 April, as a result of an ongoing investigation of allegations relating to conduct in a private capacity. The allegations related to drug related matters. As a top-tier public safety agency, Queensland Corrective...

Wolston Correctional Centre reverts to Level 3 Restrictions

On Friday March 27, I announced the Stage 4 lockdown of Wolston Correctional Centre on the advice of Queensland Health and the Chief Health Officer following an officer testing positive for COVID-19. This lockdown enabled Queensland Health time to do contract tracing on the officer, and...

Personal visits to adult prisons suspended Australia-wide

Corrective services across Australia have been constantly reviewing measures to prevent and manage the COVID-19 risk in prisons. Following the National Cabinet Meeting on Friday, 20 March 2020, a joint decision has been made to suspend all personal visits to adult correctional facilities across...

Officer assaulted at Borallon Training and Correctional Centre

Queensland Corrective Services (QCS) can confirm that a custodial correctional officer underwent a general welfare check yesterday as a result of an interaction with a prisoner. The prisoner had been seen to receive a balloon of unknown liquid from another prisoner and when ordered to...

Custodial correctional officers suspended

Queensland Corrective Services can confirm that two custodial officers have been suspended from duty. A custodial corrections officer was suspended from duty at Borallon Training and Correctional Centre as a result of an investigation relating to allegations of negligence. Additionally, an officer from Wolston Correctional Centre has...

Officer injured at Capricornia Correctional Centre

Queensland Corrective Services (QCS) can confirm a custodial correctional officer was injured in a confrontation with a prisoner at Capricornia Correctional Centre this afternoon. A prisoner was attending the health centre when he became agitated and spat in a male officer’s face. He was restrained without further...

Abscond – Townsville Correctional Centre low security farm

Three prisoners have absconded from Townsville Correctional Centre low security men's farm this evening. If you have information for police, contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using the online form 24hrs per day. You can report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers, a registered charity...

Drone incursion sends Capricornia into lockdown

Prisoners at Capricornia Correctional Centre spent a part of Christmas afternoon in lockdown after someone attempted to drop contraband into the centre using a drone. At about 1:45pm, a custodial correctional officer saw a drone hovering over the exercise yard of a secure unit carrying a...

End-to-End Case Management improving outcomes for offenders

Delivering community safety is QCS’ purpose and we work diligently and passionately to ensure that individuals who come in contact with the correctional system are less likely to return to crime. We do this by maximising the chances for offenders to rehabilitate, reintegrate and lead...

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