Corrections News

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...

Queensland prisons lock down against COVID-19

The COVID-19 response is a rapidly evolving environment, and in accordance with advice from Queensland Health and the Chief Health Officer, and with their support I will be further restricting access to Correctional Centres in Queensland. I have made the decision that the time...

Officer at Wolston Correctional Centre tests positive for COVID-19

Queensland Corrective Services has received advice from Queensland Health that a custodial corrections officer from Wolston Correctional Centre has tested positive to COVID-19. Initial advice is that the officer had contact with officers and prisoners during a number of shifts over the weekend and Monday. We...

Pandemic: Visits to Queensland prisons cease

Queensland Corrective Services has put significant planning in place to ensure business continuity and ensure the security of our prisons, the safety of our officers and the wellbeing of the people in our care. We know this pandemic will play out over many months, not weeks,...

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 Lotus Glen Correctional Centre

Queensland Corrective Services (QCS) can confirm that a custodial correctional officer received a neck injury as a result of an interaction with a prisoner yesterday at Lotus Glen Correctional Centre. The officer was unlocking a cell yesterday morning when the prisoner assaulted the officer....

Largest ever graduation boosts Capricornia Correctional Centre

The first Queensland Corrective Services graduation of the year saw a record 37 new officers joining the ranks at Capricornia Correctional Centre on Friday. It was the largest ever graduation of Custodial Correctional Officers in Rockhampton. Deputy Commissioner Koulouris congratulated the graduates on successfully completing the entry...

Principal consultant appointed to new prison

The first new prison to be built in Queensland since 2012 is a significant step closer with the appointment of Guymer Bailey Architects as principal consultant for Southern Queensland Correctional Centre Phase 2 expansion. The $618.8 million Phase 2 Expansion of SQCC, near Gatton, will deliver...

Correctional Counsellor suspended

A Correctional Counsellor from South East Queensland has been suspended from duty subject to an ongoing investigation relating to access to official information and an inappropriate relationship. As a top-tier public safety agency, Queensland Corrective Services is committed to the highest standards of conduct, transparency and...

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