Corrections News

Parole Board Queensland – No Body No Parole Hearing

On 25 August 2017, the Corrective Services (No Body No Parole) Amendment Act 2017 was enacted which provides the Parole Board Queensland (the Board) must not grant parole to a prisoner unless it is satisfied that the prisoner has satisfactorily cooperated in the investigation of...

Restrictions to be eased at Queensland Corrective Services facilities

Due to the easing of restrictions in Queensland and on advice from Queensland Health, we are able relax the restrictions at all of our centres and offices and recommence visits. All correctional centres will revert to Stage 1 restrictions from 6am on 15 April. This means...

Officers injured, Brisbane Correctional Centre

Three custodial correctional officers were injured during in incident at Brisbane Correctional Centre this evening. One officer received an injury to his head when he was struck by a cell door kicked open by a prisoner. Two responding officers were injured while restraining the two prisoners who...

Further restrictions at Queensland Corrective Services Facilities

Due to ongoing confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the community in Queensland, the decision has been made to suspend all visits in prisons and community corrections offices across Queensland. This means that Townsville Correctional Complex, Lotus Glen Correctional Centre, Northern Region Community Corrections and Far Northern...

Further restrictions at Queensland Corrective Services facilities

Due the further confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the community in Queensland, the decision has been made to suspend all visits in prisons from Central and South East Queensland. This includes prison from Capricornia Correctional Centre south and west to Southern Queensland Correctional Centre and including...

Positions filling fast at Capricornia Correctional Centre

Seventeen new custodial correctional officers joined the front line of public safety at a ceremony in Rockhampton today, further boosting the ranks at Capricornia Correctional Centre. The expansion of the prison effectively doubled its capacity, and created the need for 232 new officers when it is...

Visits restricted – SEQ

Due to a case of COVID-19 in the community in Brisbane, the decision has been made to suspend personal visits in prisons in South East Queensland. This includes prison from Woodford Correctional Centre south and west to Southern Queensland Correctional Centre and including all Wacol-based centres,...

Community safety boosted with 31 new officers

Thirty-one new custodial correctional officers were sworn into their front line role in public safety at a ceremony at the Queensland Corrective Services (QCS) Academy. QCS Commissioner Peter Martin APM congratulated the graduates completing the Custodial Officer Entry Program (COEP). “The training our officers undertake ensures they...

UPDATE – Visits are back in SEQ

Personal visits have recommenced at South East Queensland prisons following the lifting of restrictions. This includes prisons from Woodford Correctional Centre, south and west to Southern Queensland Correctional Centre, including all Wacol-based centres, Numinbah and Palen Creek correctional centres. We thank families for their patience and understanding. We...

Management of Maximum Security Unit prisoners

We don’t discuss the management of individual prisoners, however decisions relating to prisoners who are in Maximum Security Units are very carefully considered, with input from officers, multi-disciplinary teams including health experts. Transitioning MSU prisoners to lower classification accommodation is always accompanied by an Intensive Management...

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