Corrections News

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...

Townsville Correctional Complex review released

Queensland Corrective Services (QCS) today released the outcomes of an independent review into the Townsville Correctional Complex. Commissioner Peter Martin APM today travelled to Townsville to speak personally to the officers at the Townsville Correctional Complex about the conclusions and recommendations of the report, which was...

Officers assaulted, Townsville Correctional Centre

Four custodial correctional officers were injured at Townsville Correctional Centre yesterday afternoon. The officers entered the cell of a prisoner in the Detention Unit when he became non-compliant and lashed out at officers. All four officers sustained injuries and have been assessed at the medical...

Prisoner absconded from Townsville Correctional Centre (Male Farm)

Police and Corrective Services officers are looking for prisoner Daryl McLennan who absconded from Townsville Correctional Centre (Male Farm) early this morning. He is serving 4 years 8 months for enter dwelling without violence or threats. If you have information for police, contact Policelink on 131 444...

Death in Custody – Arthur Gorrie Correctional Centre

Queensland Corrective Services can confirm that a prisoner died at Arthur Gorrie Correctional Centre this morning. The 34-year-old non-Indigenous man was in a single occupancy cell. He was found unresponsive at approximately 4am this morning. Officers immediately commenced CPR and called Queensland Ambulance Service, however the man...

First month of new technology initiatives a measure of success

Queensland Corrective Services (QCS) has seen a large uptake of several technological solutions into correctional centres over the past two months in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. As part of QCS’ pandemic response, a number of innovations have been introduced into centres to address the...

Officers injured Capricornia Correctional Centre

Queensland Corrective Services (QCS) can confirm a two custodial correctional officers were injured yesterday afternoon whilst interacting with a prisoner at Capricornia Correctional Centre. Around 12.50pm, a prisoner was causing a disturbance and spilled water on the floor of the unit from a...

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