Corrections News

ICPA: Australia’s corrections frontline gains global applause

Australia’s 25,000 corrections staff are being applauded for their work in keeping the community safe, as part of a global campaign to recognise their dedication during the COVID-19 pandemic. The International Corrections and Prisons Association (ICPA) and many non-government associations around the globe have come together...

COVID-19: When will prison visits start again?

We’ve been getting lots of questions about when visits will recommence at Queensland prisons. The answer isn’t a straight forward one. As you may be aware, the Queensland Government released a roadmap to the easing of community restrictions last week, and we will be using this...

Officers praised after contraband seized outside Maryborough Correctional Centre

Officers at Maryborough Correctional Centre (MCC) located a package containing a significant quantity of illicit drugs during a routine perimeter check last week. As part of normal search activities, officers found the package outside the perimeter fence near an access road. When opened, the package was found...

Queensland Corrective Services officers suspended

Three corrective services officers have been suspended from duty pending ethical standards investigations in the past week. An officer from Capricornia Correctional Centre (CCC) was suspended from duty on May 7 as a result of an ongoing investigation of allegations of inappropriate use of force, preparing...

Arthur Gorrie General Manager position advertised

Applications are open for the General Manager of the Arthur Gorrie Correctional Centre, to lead operations on completion of its transition to QCS operation as part of Operation Certitude. From July 1 2020, Arthur Gorrie will operate under a QCS model, and the agency is seeking a...

QCS launches virtual personal visits

Queensland Corrective Services (QCS) has launched a new virtual personal visits program to keep prisoners in contact with family and friends during the COVID-19 pandemic. On 23 March, Commissioner Peter Martin AMP, on advice from Queensland Health, suspended all personal face-to-face visits to prisons in Queensland...

Death in custody, Woodford Correctional Centre

Queensland Corrective Services (QCS) can confirm the death of a prisoner at Woodford Correctional Centre this morning. The 37-year-old prisoner was found in a single-occupancy cell with obvious injuries just before 4am. Custodial Correctional Officers immediately commenced first aid on the man, including CPR, and QAS was...

Death in custody: Woodford Correctional Centre

Queensland Corrective Services can confirm the death of a prisoner at Woodford Correctional Centre this afternoon. The 37-year-old man was declared deceased just before 4pm this afternoon after his body was found in a laundry at the centre. Custodial correctional staff immediately began first aid on the...

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