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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...

QCS appoints new Deputy Commissioner Custodial Operations  

The Minister for Corrective Services, Mark Ryan today announced the appointment of Gary McCahon to the position of Deputy Commissioner Custodial Operations after an extensive national and international recruitment effort.  Mr McCahon, who comes to Queensland Corrective Services with 36 years’ experience in corrections in a number of Australian jurisdictions, will commence with QCS...

Meet our new Deputy Commissioner Custodial Operations, Gary McCahon

The recruitment process for QCS’s newest Deputy Commissioner, Custodial Operations has been finalised this week with the appointment of Mr Gary McCahon. Deputy Commissioner McCahon will commence in the position in June, but is not new to QCS, starting his career in corrections with humble beginnings...

Wolston Correctional Centre locked down

Wolston Correctional Centre will remain locked down this morning while Queensland Heath undertakes contact tracing for an officer who has tested positive while off duty. The officer last attended the centre 12 days ago. An offender development officer who was last on shift on April 8...

Disturbance, Borallon Training and Correctional Centre

QCS can confirm there was a disturbance this morning at Borallon Training and Correctional Centre. A number of prisoners in two units damaged viewing windows in their cells, and some flooded their cells. The prisoners were non-complaint to directions, and responding officers used a chemical agent on...

Queensland Corrective Services officer suspended

  A custodial corrections officer at Lotus Glen Correction Centre was suspended from duty on 8 April, as a result of an ongoing investigation of allegations relating to conduct in a private capacity. The allegations related to drug related matters. As a top-tier public safety agency, Queensland Corrective...

QCS announces new isolation procedures for prisoners

Queensland Corrective Services is strengthening its efforts to prevent COVID-19 from entering Queensland prisons, with tough new protocols around prisoner receptions and transfers coming into place from Wednesday April 8. Commissioner Peter Martin APM said that the strengthened regimes would see all new receptions and transferred...

Wolston Correctional Centre reverts to Level 3 Restrictions

On Friday March 27, I announced the Stage 4 lockdown of Wolston Correctional Centre on the advice of Queensland Health and the Chief Health Officer following an officer testing positive for COVID-19. This lockdown enabled Queensland Health time to do contract tracing on the officer, and...