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Southern and central Queensland prisons locked down: Stage 4 restrictions

Queensland prisons from the NSW border up to and including Rockhampton have been locked down with Stage 4 restrictions due to an officer at the Queensland Corrective Services Academy testing positive to COVID-19. The QCS Academy has a COVIDSafe plan in place, including the requirement for...

Officers injured, Borallon Training and Correctional Centre

Two custodial correctional officers have received medical treatment following an incident with a prisoner at Borallon Training and Correctional Centre this morning. Two officers were punched during an interaction with a prisoner in a secure unit. Officers were forced to use OC spray to help restrain the...

QLD’S MOST WANTED – Do you have what it takes to be a CCO?

Queensland Corrective Services (QCS) has launched a be on the lookout (BOLO) alert for wanted persons to join the front line of public safety, protecting our communities as custodial correctional officers (CCOs). QCS launched a series of videos urging Queenslanders to take a look inside and see...

All visits suspended at SEQ prisons: Stage 3 restrictions

Due to cases of COVID-19 in the community, all South-east Queensland prisons and Community Corrections districts from the NSW border up to and including Bundaberg have moved to Stage 3 restrictions. As you may be aware, further cases of COVID-19 have been identified at the Brisbane...

Personal visits to Wacol, Ipswich and Gatton prisons suspended

Due to cases of COVID-19 in the community, personal visits have been suspended to the following Queensland prisons on the advice of the Chief Health Officer (CHO): Arthur Gorrie Correctional Centre Brisbane Correctional Centre Borallon Correctional Centre Brisbane Women’s Correctional Centre Southern Queensland Correctional Centre ...

Officer injured, Townsville Correctional Centre

A custodial correctional officer is receiving treatment following an incident with a prisoner at Townsville Correctional Centre yesterday. Around 4.10pm, a prisoner was being escorted to the Detention Unit when he became non-compliant and threw a number punches at officers, striking one in the...

Stage 1 restrictions: Personal visits recommence

Due to the successful suppression of COVID-19 cases in the Queensland community, COVID-19 restrictions have been eased in South East Queensland correctional centres and community corrections offices, with personal visits to prisons recommencing tomorrow. All prisons and community corrections offices across the State are now at...

Officer suspended

A corrective services officer was suspended yesterday as a result of allegations of inappropriate access and release of official information and a breach of professional boundaries. As a top-tier public safety agency, Queensland Corrective Services is committed to the highest standards of conduct, transparency and accountability....

Officer injured, Lotus Glen Correctional Centre

A custodial correctional officer will undergo testing for blood borne diseases following an incident at Lotus Glen Correctional Centre where he was bitten by a prisoner. Officers were unlocking the safety unit this morning when the prisoner suddenly lunged at them, biting the officer on the...