Corrections News

Death in custody at Brisbane Women’s Correctional Centre

Queensland Corrective Services can confirm that Queensland Police Service is preparing a report for the coroner into the death of a 51-year-old prisoner at Brisbane Women’s Correctional Centre this morning. The woman, who was in a single cell in the residential area, was located by staff...

Contraband seized at Wolston Correctional Centre

A female visitor was arrested last week after allegedly trying to introduce drugs into Wolston Correctional Centre by hiding a package within her clothes. The 36-year-old has received a Notice to Appear on one count of supplying dangerous drugs to a correctional centre. Queensland Corrective Services Commissioner...

Prisoner-made Boomerang Bags provide hope for the future

“They are proud when they can see a bag produced from start to finish and know they are helping the environment while gaining valuable skills.” “It is very empowering for our female prisoners and further prepares them for life outside of prison.”...

Officer suspended from Maryborough Correctional Centre

A custodial officer from Maryborough Correctional Centre has been suspended from duty. The 25-year-old was suspended for allegations of failing to declare a change in their criminal history. The matter is being investigated by the Queensland Corrective Services Ethical Standards Unit. As a top-tier public safety agency, Queensland...

‘Gorgeous’ George wins award at Canungra Show

Numinbah Correctional Centre’s Charolais bull, Jay Tees Loyalty (known as Gorgeous George to his friends), was sashed Reserve Champion Open Bull at the 80th Canungra Show. The women prisoners at the centre spent many hours in the week leading up to the show preparing George for...

QCS officer assaulted during incident response

QCS officer assaulted during incident response A Queensland Corrective Services Custodial Officer was assaulted following an incident at Wolston Correctional Centre. At approximately 5.30pm on Sunday, 19 August 2018, a small group of prisoners were observed to damage windows in a prisoner unit. As Queensland Corrective Services officers...

QCS celebrate graduating prisoners at Borallon Training and Correctional Centre

Corrective Services Minister Mark Ryan and Queensland Corrective Services Commissioner Peter Martin today congratulated 140 prisoners who completed MAX Solutions and TAFE Queensland courses. Minister Ryan said Borallon Training and Correctional Centre provided prisoners with access to training opportunities to improve their skills and increase their...

Corrective Services Officers suspended from Maryborough Correctional Centre

Two custodial corrections officers from Maryborough Correctional Centre have been suspended from duty today for unrelated matters. The first, a 50-year-old man, was suspended over allegations of sleeping on duty and breach of professional boundaries. The second, a 38-year-old was suspended over allegations of failing to comply...

QCS officer nominated as everyday hero

Lotus Glen Correctional Centre’s Custodial Corrections Officer, Mr Matthew Cawdell, has been nominated as an everyday hero in this year’s QBANK Everyday Heroes Awards. Mr Cawdell has been nominated for his volunteer work as Group Leader of the Holloways Beach State Emergency Service Unit. During March 2018,...

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