Corrections News

New program to help officers Stand TALR

Townsville Correctional Centre officers were the first in Queensland to participate in an innovative international program to improve mental health and break the stigma of mental health challenges last month. The program was developed by the Western Australian Prison Officer Union in 2017 and is a...

Officers assaulted at Borallon Training and Correctional Centre

Queensland Corrective Services (QCS) can confirm that two custodial correctional officers were injured today as a result of an interaction with a prisoner. A prisoner was in his cell and when he was approached by the two officers, he punched the male and female officers...

Queensland Corrective Services officer suspended

A custodial corrections officer was suspended from duty on 17 February 2020 as a result of an ongoing investigation relating to the allegation of using force on a member of the public. As a top-tier public safety agency, Queensland Corrective Services is committed to the highest...

Officer assaulted at Lotus Glen Correctional Centre

Queensland Corrective Services (QCS) can confirm a custodial correctional officer was injured during an incident where force was required to be used at Lotus Glen Correctional Centre today. A prisoner was attending the health centre when he became agitated and officers had to use force to...

Custodial correctional officers suspended

Queensland Corrective Services can confirm that two custodial officers have been suspended from duty. A custodial corrections officer was suspended from duty at Borallon Training and Correctional Centre as a result of an investigation relating to allegations of negligence. Additionally, an officer from Wolston Correctional Centre has...

Independent review of Townsville Correctional Complex kicks off

A comprehensive independent workplace review of Townsville Correctional Complex will start next week. An independent workplace investigator was engaged by Queensland Corrective Services to undertake the review of Townsville Correctional Complex. Fahl E.R., a specialist employee relations company, will commence work on the review with briefings from...

Community service workers sew cool neckties for bushfire volunteers

Offenders under the supervision of Queensland Corrective Services are helping fire fighters and volunteers keep cool in bushfire affected areas of New South Wales and on the Sunshine Coast. As part of a community service project, a group of offenders under supervision in the community have...

Officer injured at Capricornia Correctional Centre

Queensland Corrective Services (QCS) can confirm a custodial correctional officer was injured in a confrontation with a prisoner at Capricornia Correctional Centre this afternoon. A prisoner was attending the health centre when he became agitated and spat in a male officer’s face. He was restrained without further...

Officer assaulted at Brisbane Women’s Correctional Centre

Queensland Corrective Services (QCS) can confirm a custodial correctional officer was taken to hospital as a precautionary measure after being injured during an incident with a prisoner at Brisbane Women’s Correctional Centre at the weekend. Officers were escorting the prisoner to the medical unit on January...

National Corrections Day 2020 Commissioner’s Awards recipients announced

The Story and Victoria bridges lit up in blue and silver on Friday 17 January to celebrate National Corrections Day, recognising the important work of corrective services officers in protecting communities across Australia. The 2020 theme was aimed at acknowledging the Everyday people making a difference...

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