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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...

Death in Custody, Arthur Gorrie Correctional Centre

Queensland Corrective Services (QCS) can confirm the death of a prisoner in custody on October 13 at Arthur Gorrie Correctional Centre. The 26-year-old man was located in a dual occupancy cell at 2.55am. Custodial Correctional Officers immediately commenced CPR on the man and QAS was called but...

Officers assaulted, Arthur Gorrie Correctional Centre

Three custodial correctional officers have received medical treatment following an incident with a prisoner at Arthur Gorrie Correctional Centre yesterday. A prisoner was being escorted by officers when he became non-compliant and officers were forced to restrain him. As offers were restarting the prisoner,...

Officer assaulted, Maryborough Correctional Centre

A custodial correctional officer has received medical treatment following an incident with a prisoner at Maryborough Correctional Centre yesterday. The prisoner, who was resisting directions while being escorted to the detention unit after verbally threatening staff, spat in the officer’s face. Officers quickly restrained the prisoner and...

COVID-19 restrictions eased to Stage 1 statewide

Due to the remarkable effort to contain the COVID-19 cases at the Queensland Corrective Services Academy and the Arthur Gorrie Correctional Centre, we are able relax the restrictions at all of our centres and offices. Queensland Health has advised that we are able to recommence personal...

Officer assaulted, Wolston Correctional Centre

A custodial correctional officer has been assaulted by a prisoner at Wolston Correctional Centre this morning. Officers were conducting a welfare check on a prisoner in the Detention Unit this morning when he became non-compliant and punched the officer in the side of the head....

Dam project to tap cleaner water into Lotus Glen Correctional Centre

An 18-month project to improve the water supply to Lotus Glen Correctional Centre (LGCC) is almost finished, with the completion of two dams with a combined storage of 15 megalitres. The dams were constructed near the centre’s existing water storage pond by contractors from Wattos Earthmoving,...

COVID-19 update, restrictions eased further

Due to the remarkable effort to contain the COVID-19 cases at the Queensland Corrective Services Academy and the Arthur Gorrie Correctional Centre, we are able relax the restrictions at some of our centres and offices. We are able to recommence personal visits as of September 21...

Officers injured, Brisbane Correctional Centre

Three custodial correctional officers have been injured following an interaction with a prisoner at Brisbane Correctional Centre yesterday. At 5pm, officers were interacting with a prisoner when he became argumentative and aggressive. As officers were trying to restrain him, he threw several punches at...