Corrections News

Arthur Gorrie Correctional Centre eases restrictions

Arthur Gorrie Correctional Centre will revert to Stage 3 restrictions today after the completion of the two week quarantine period following two officers testing positive to COVID-19. This means that the centre remains closed to all but essential officers and visitors, but prisoners will be unlocked...

Officer injured, Townsville Correctional Centre

A custodial correctional officer was taken to hospital after he was bitten by a prisoner at Townsville Correctional Centre yesterday. A prisoner was in the Detention Unit yesterday afternoon and when officers were conducting a welfare check on him, he bit an officer on the arm. The...

Corrections Dog Carrie noses out $48,000 drug haul

Excellent sniffing by Passive Alert Drug Detection dog Carrie led to drugs worth an estimated $48,000 being seized from a woman intending to visit Townsville Correctional Complex (TCC) last month. Carrie and her handler were taking part in a joint weekend operation by Queensland Corrective Services...

Prisoner transported to hospital

Queensland Corrective Services can confirm that a prisoner was transported by QAS to the Princess Alexandra Hospital after being found unresponsive in their single occupancy cell at Wolston Correctional Centre at unlock Saturday morning. The prisoner remains in hospital at this time....

Minor disturbance: Arthur Gorrie Correctional Centre

Queensland Corrective Services can confirm that a prisoner caused minor damage to a unit at Arthur Gorrie Correctional Centre overnight after managing to access a common area in a secure unit. Initial information is that the prisoner entered the common area shortly about midnight and stole...

COVID-19 restrictions eased

Following advice from Queensland Health, we are we now able to relax restrictions at Woodford Correctional Centre, Wolston Correctional Centre, Borallon Training and Correctional Centre; and Escort and Security Branch (Escorts) effective today (4 September). These Centres will revert to Stage 3 restrictions. There are a small...

Update: disturbances at Arthur Gorrie Correctional Centre

Commissioner Peter Martin APM has acknowledged the remarkable actions of Queensland Corrective Services (QCS) officers for the professional way they responded to ongoing disturbances at the Arthur Gorrie Correctional Centre (AGCC) over the past 24 hours. A number of disturbances occurred at AGCC yesterday afternoon and...

Disturbance, Arthur Gorrie Correctional Centre

Officers from Arthur Gorrie Correctional Centre have been praised for their professionalism and resilience in dealing with a complex situation at Arthur Gorrie Correctional Centre overnight. Yesterday morning, a fire started in a cell at the centre that officers were able to extinguish and 5 prisoners...

Officer injured, Brisbane Correctional Centre

A custodial correctional officer is receiving medical treatment following an incident with a prisoner at Brisbane Correctional Centre this afternoon. The officer was headbutted while delivering a meal to a prisoner in his cell in the Detention Unit. Officers quickly restrained the prisoner and he was returned...

Contraband finds at Palen Creek and Borallon

Custodial and intelligence officers at Palen Creek Correctional Centre (PCCC) and Borallon Training and Correctional Centre (BTCC) have been praised for their vigilance in finding significant amounts of contraband. Intelligence officers from BTCC identified information that a visitor was planning on providing a significant quantity of...

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