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...

Prisoners returned to high security following contraband find

Nine male prisoners have been returned to high security facilities from the Palen Creek Correctional Centre low security farm after a random search and drug testing over the weekend. A scheduled random search of the facility located a range of contraband, including a mobile phone and...

Prisoner charged after assault on officer

The prisoner who assaulted a custodial corrections officer at Borallon Training and Custodial Centre has been charged by police. The 21-year-old man has been charged with one count of serious assault of a correctional services officer, an offence which can attract up to an additional seven...

The truth about televisions in prisons

You may have seen some reporting about the cost of replacing damaged televisions in Queensland prisons recently, with allegations that taxpayers foot the bill for sets damaged by prisoners. We thought you might to like to know the truth. Taxpayers do not subsidise the provision of televisions...

Vale, GD dog Tyson

We were heartbroken to learn of the sudden passing of CS Dog Tyson on Friday. [caption id="attachment_3096" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Queensland Corrective Services stock photo shoot, Brisbane Women's Correctional Centre[/caption] Many of you would know Tyson's handler Scott from our public events with PADD dog Thommo. They participated...

Commissioner Martin visits flood-ravaged Townsville to thank officers

https://youtu.be/b9lITFwzo-Y Custodial officers from Lotus Glen Correctional Centre are travelling to Townsville to provide relief staffing for the Townsville Correctional Complex after more than a week of extraordinary flooding in the region. The 10 officers will provide relief staffing for an initial period of one week to...

Numinbah Correctional Centre officer farewelled after 35 years

Numinbah Correctional Centre Food Services Supervisor, Mr Gerry Lewis, plated up his last meal today, retiring from a corrections career spanning nearly 35 years. Mr Lewis joined the prisons department as a trade instructor and baker in 1985 at Wacol before moving into various roles at...

Townsville Correctional Centre visits cancelled

Due to the big wet in Townsville, visits to Townsville Correctional Complex on the weekend have been cancelled for safety and security reasons. We apologise for the inconvenience, and we'll work to rebook visits once things dry out. Please stay safe and remember – IF IT'S FLOODED,...

Brisbane lights up to mark National Corrections Day

The Story and Victoria bridges in Brisbane will light up in blue and silver this evening to commemorate National Corrections Day. Our 4700 officers manage nearly 30,000 prisoners and offenders around the State, performing a vital and often overlooked public service. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KjVP0131fT0&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR2af8P3NhVSSL01-Vk46DBLMvLWJV-piRaUohORKS9KkzONzRfb7Z6VwkI They work with some of the...

What not to wear – the prison visits edition

About 9000 Queenslanders are facing Christmas in prison this year. Many will receive visits from loved ones in the lead up to Christmas. If you are planning a visit, remember that for safety and security reasons, there is a dress code for all visitors in Queensland...

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