Corrections News

Housing access to help prisoners reintegrate into community

Queensland Corrective Services (QCS) is working on removing one of the biggest obstacles facing prisoners when they are released: finding stable and appropriate housing.   The PRSA, launched in October, is for male prisoners eligible for parole but who remain in custody because they don’t have suitable...

Media alert – temporary contact change

Good afternoon QCS Media and Communications is moving premises over the weekend. Consequently, we will be contactable for media inquiries only on the mobile 0447 174377 until Monday mid-morning. We appreciate your patience. QCS Media and Communications.  ...

First building complete in $241M expansion of Capricornia

The first building of the Capricornia Correctional Centre expansion was officially opened yesterday in Rockhampton by Deputy Commissioner Organisational Capability, James Koulouris and Corrective Services Minister Mark Ryan MP. The X8 block is a services building that is part of the ongoing Capricornia Correctional Centre expansion...

Code Silver resolved – Capricornia

The Code Silver incident at Capricornia Correctional Centre has been resolved, with the prisoners surrendering peacefully a short time ago. They have been taken to the Detention Unit. The prison is in its usual nighttime lockdown.  ...

Officers injured – Capricornia Correctional Centre

Queensland Corrective Services can confirm that two officers have been injured during an incident at Capricornia Correctional Centre this afternoon. A number of prisoners climbed onto the roof of a unit block and the centre has been locked down in line with standard procedure. Three prisoners remain...

Custodial officers suspended, Capricornia and Woodford

Three custodial correctional officers have been suspended from duty after being charged with criminal offences relating to use of force and misconduct in public office at Capricornia Correctional Centre. As a top-tier public safety agency, Queensland Corrective Services is committed to the highest standards of conduct,...

Custodial corrections officer suspended, Borallon

A custodial corrections officer has been suspended as a result of an ongoing investigation relating to inappropriate behaviour towards other officers at the Borallon Training and Correctional Centre. As a top-tier public safety agency, Queensland Corrective Services is committed to the highest standards of conduct, transparency...

Alleged officer assault – Wolston

Queensland Corrective Services can confirm that an officer was subject to an alleged assault at Wolston Correctional Centre this morning. It will be alleged  that the officer was conducting a muster of prisoners when a 49-year-old man touched him inappropriately. The officer, who was uninjured, immediately challenged...

Officers injured – Townsville Correctional Centre

Queensland Corrective Services can confirm that two officers were injured during a confrontation with a number of prisoners at about 12 noon today at Townsville Correctional Centre. It is believed the two male officers received head, arm and hand injuries. They were assessed and transported to...

Sondra Lena police vessel commissioning

Commissioner Peter Martin APM, Deputy Commissioner Paul Stewart APM and Assistant Commissioner Samantha Newman attended the commissioning of a new police vessel named in honour of the late Constable Sondra Lena at Lytton this morning. The Lena family has many ties to Queensland Corrective Services. Sondra Lena...

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