Corrections News

Officers assaulted, Wolston and Woodford Correctional Centres

QCS can confirm that three officers have been injured in incidents at Woodford and Wolston Correctional Centres yesterday. Yesterday afternoon around 2pm, officers at Woodford Correctional Centre were interacting with a prisoner when he became aggressive and headbutted an officer. The prisoner was restrained and during the...

Officer assaulted, Brisbane Correctional Centre

QCS can confirm that an officer was injured by a prisoner at Brisbane Correctional Centre yesterday afternoon. A prisoner was being directed back to his cell around 5pm when he started to behave aggressively and assaulted an officer. The prisoner was restrained and escorted to...

Disturbance, Townsville Correctional Complex

QCS can confirm that four prisoners have been escorted to the Detention Unit following a disturbance at the Townsville Correctional Complex this morning. Four prisoners became non-compliant in a secure unit and barricaded themselves in the exercise yard around 10am. Officers attempted to negotiate with the...

Officer injured – Townsville Correctional Centre

A custodial correctional officer has been injured during an incident involving a prisoner at Townsville Men's Correctional Centre this afternoon. Initial information indicates the officer was engaging with a non-compliant prisoner at about 5:30pm, when the prisoner became combative and punched the officer several times. Responding officers...

Officers awarded Australians Corrections Medal

The Governor of Queensland, His Excellency the Honourable Paul de Jersey AC, conferred the Australian Corrections Medal (ACM) on current QCS officer Ms Simone Lourigan and former officer Ms Jenny Lynas at an investiture ceremony at Government House in Brisbane on Monday 6 July. The ACM...

New correctional officers join Lotus Glen

Fourteen new Custodial Correctional Officers joined the ranks of Queensland Corrective Services on Friday on completion of a world-class training program. They will all be assigned to join their colleagues at Lotus Glen Correctional Centre at Mareeba. Queensland Corrective Services Commissioner Peter Martin APM, congratulated the graduates...

Officer assaulted at Maryborough Correctional Centre

QCS can confirm that a custodial correctional officer has been injured during an incident involving a prisoner at Maryborough Correctional Centre yesterday. Officers attempted to enter the cell of a prisoner yesterday afternoon when he became non-compliant. Responding officers were forced to use chemical agents to subdue...

Officer assaulted at Arthur Gorrie Correctional Centre

QCS can confirm that a custodial correctional officer has been injured during an incident involving a prisoner at Arthur Gorrie Correctional Centre this afternoon. Initial information indicates that an officer was injured during a disturbance in a secure unit this afternoon. Responding officers deployed chemical agents...

Personal visits to prisons begin from 10 July

From July 10, personal visits to prisons will be re-introduced in correctional centres across Queensland. Due to the ongoing threat of COVID-19, there will be some changes. Visits will look different than prior to the pandemic with mandatory health and safety measures in place for visitors, including: ...

New correctional officers help keep North Queensland communities safe

Eighteen new Custodial Correctional Officers joined the ranks of Queensland Corrective Services (QCS) yesterday on completion of a training program in Townsville. Commissioner Peter Martin, APM congratulated the graduates of the Custodial Officer Entry Level Program (COEP) for their hard work and commitment to keeping Queensland...

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