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Maroochydore Community Corrections opens to keep Sunshine Coast safe

Minister for Corrective Services, Mark Ryan MP and Commissioner Peter Martin APM have officially opened the new Maroochydore Community Corrections office at a ceremony on the Sunshine Coast this week. The office is a fit for purpose facility that will allow the 21 officers to manage...

Officers suspended

Two corrective services officers were suspended from duty this week as a result of ongoing ethical standards investigations. Both were suspended due to allegations of breaching professional boundaries with prisoners. As a top-tier public safety agency, Queensland Corrective Services is committed to the highest standards of conduct,...

Officers injured, Borallon Training and Correctional Centre

QCS can confirm that two officers are receiving treatment in hospital following an incident at Borallon Training and Correctional Centre this morning. Around 10.40am, a prisoner in a secure unit punched an officer in the back of the and put another in a headlock and...

Officers injured, Lotus Glen Correctional Centre

QCS can confirm that two officers are receiving treatment following an interaction with a prisoner at Lotus Glen Correctional Centre yesterday afternoon. The two officers were conducting a welfare check in the Detention Unit and when they opened the prisoners cell door, he became non-compliant and...

Personal visits to SEQ prisons suspended

Due to cases of COVID-19 in the community, personal visits have been suspended to all South East Queensland prisons on the advice of the Chief Health Officer (CHO). This decision was made to protect the safety of prisoners and our officers and includes all prisons from...

Prisoner charged under new officer assault legislation

A prisoner from Borallon Training and Correctional Centre today became the first person charged with serious assault on a corrective services officer with the new circumstance of aggravation. The charge relates to an incident on July 21 when the 20-year-old prisoner allegedly spat on a custodial...

Officer injured, Townsville Correctional Centre

QCS can confirm that an officer received injuries following an interaction with a prisoner at Townsville Correctional Centre this morning. The officer, who had entered a cell to engage with an agitated prisoner, retreated after the prisoner lashed out at him. While withdrawing from the cell,...

Prisoner charged over officer assaults

A 26-year-old man who assaulted two custodial correctional officers at Arthur Gorrie Correctional Centre on July 3 has been served with a Notice To Appear on a range of serious charges by the Corrective Services Investigation Unit. The man will appear on September 24 to face...

Officers suspended

Two corrective services officers were suspended from duty this week as a result of an ongoing ethical standards investigations. One officer was suspended due to allegations relating to an inappropriate relationship with a prisoner, inappropriate access of official information and failure to declare a conflict of...