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Officer inured, Borallon Training and Correctional Centre

Two custodial correctional officers has been taken to hospital after restraining a prisoner at Borallon Training and Correctional Centre yesterday. At 4.15pm, officers in a secure unit were forced to restrain a prisoner who was non-compliant and lashing out violently. The prisoner was restrained and taken...

Restrictions eased at Arthur Gorrie Correctional Centre

Arthur Gorrie Correctional Centre (AGCC) has reverted to Stage 3 restrictions following two weeks of lockdown after two custodial officers tested positive to COVID-19. More than 400 of the centres 530 officers and about 170 prisoners were placed in quarantine as a result of the cases....

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...