Corrections News

Death in Custody

Queensland Corrective Services has been informed of the death of a prisoner at Princess Alexandra Hospital this morning. The 39-year-old man was declared deceased just before 9am this morning, following what appeared to be a self-harm incident at Wolston Correctional Centre on Friday afternoon. The man was...

Officer assaulted at Woodford Correctional Centre

Queensland Corrective Services (QCS) can confirm that a custodial correctional officer will undergo testing as a result of an interaction with a prisoner yesterday at Woodford Correctional Centre. Officers were restraining an uncompliant prisoner yesterday afternoon when the prisoner spat in an officer’s...

Changes to isolation policies for new and transfer prisoners

Queensland Corrective Services has announced changes to the isolation policy for new reception and transfer prisoners as a part of its ongoing commitment to keeping Queensland prisons free of COVID-19. Commissioner Peter Martin APM announced that from tomorrow, May 2, the isolation policy would be...

Commissioner podcast: the critical role of QCS officers in DFV prevention

[Transcript:] May 1 marks the start of Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month in Queensland. Domestic and family violence is obviously a significant issue that we deal with on a range of levels at Queensland Corrective Services. There's a clear nexus between domestic and family violence and the...

Prisoners taught how to recycle trashed bicycles into wheelchairs

Prisoners at Palen Creek Correctional Centre (PCCC) are helping people in developing countries with mobility issues by transforming unwanted bicycles into wheelchairs. Palen Creek Acting Deputy General Manager Dave Gordon said some of his officers learned of the Wheelchair Aid Project being run by the Rotary...

Officer suspended, Woodford Correctional Centre

An officer at Woodford Correctional Centre was suspended from duty on 27 April 2020, as a result of an ongoing investigation. This is due to allegations relating to possession of drugs, failing to comply with policy and procedure relating to prisoner’s property, misusing their authority and...

QCS pays tribute to officers who have served their country

Lest we forget. This ANZAC Day we acknowledge all of our officers who have, or continue to serve their country, and now serve to keep our community safe. Thank you. Special thanks to Deputy Commissioner Community Corrections and Specialist Operations, Paul Stewart and our officers who have...

QCS officer recognised with national bravery honour

A Queensland Corrective Services officer was recognised nationally late last month for a heroic act of bravery in helping a victim of domestic violence. Custodial Correctional Officer Kyle Patrech from the Escort and Security Branch was awarded the Bravery Medal by the Governor-General His Excellency General...

Email and EFT transfers introduced into Queensland prisons

  Prisoners across Queensland can now receive email from friends and family, and electronic funds transferred into their accounts, fulfilling a significant recommendation of Taskforce Flaxton. Email increases the security of prisons by reducing the opportunity for the introduction of contraband through physical mail and provides...

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