Corrections News

QCS Top Dogs crowned

General Purpose dog Tallis and Passive Alert Drug Detection dog Thommo have been crowned QCS Top Dogs for 2020. The QCS Top Dog winners were announced yesterday, with Townsville Correctional Complex and Wolston and Brisbane Women’s correctional centres scooping the pool in the five part virtual...

Lotus Glen Centre Delta Unit competes for QCS Top Dog title

2020 has been a dog of a year, so Queensland Corrective Services (QCS) launched QCS Top Dog – a five-part series on social media showcasing the agency’s Delta Units. The series, which began with episode one last week (26 November), shows the skills and training required...

Death in custody, Princess Alexandra Hospital

  Queensland Corrective Services (QCS) can confirm the death of a prisoner in QCS custody at the Princess Alexandra Hospital. The 37-year old man was involved in an altercation with another prisoner at Wolston Correctional Centre on November 10. He was taken to the Princess Alexandra Hospital with...

Visit restrictions eased

In line with easing COVID-19 restrictions in Queensland, Queensland Corrective Services has made changes to prison visits, effective this week. Prisoners will now be allowed up to three visitors for a one hour visit each week. Children must be accompanied by at least one adult. Additionally, the latest...

Officers assaulted, Arthur Gorrie Correctional Centre

Two custodial correctional officers received medical treatment following an incident with a non-compliant prisoner at Arthur Gorrie Correctional Centre yesterday. The officers were moving to restrain the prisoner when both sustained scratches to the face and were exposed to potential blood contamination. The officers were assessed at...

Children now welcome to attend visits

Children can again visit Queensland prisons after Queensland Corrective Services updated its COVID-19 visit policy. Under the eased restrictions, each prisoner can have a maximum of two visitors, which can include one child. COVID-19 restrictions still apply, with no physical contact allowed between prisoners and visitors. All...

Death in custody – Wolston Correctional Centre

Queensland Corrective Services can confirm that a 73-year-old prisoner has died after suffering what appears to be a medical incident at Wolston Correctional Centre yesterday evening. The man attended the medical centre at the prison suffering shortness of breath before rapidly declining. QAS attended, but attempts by...

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