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National Corrections Day celebrates frontline officers

Communities across Queensland will recognise the front-line public safety role played by corrective officers by lighting landmarks across the State up in blue tomorrow for National Corrections Day. National Corrections Day is an opportunity to acknowledge the professionalism and commitment of Queensland Corrective Service officers, and...

PADD Dog Tilly

Vale: PADD Dog Tilly

Our condolences go to Dog Squad Officer Cameron at Maryborough Correctional Centre on the sudden death of Passive Alert Detection Dog Tilly. Tilly was just three-years-old when she suffered a medical event while playing off duty this week. Despite best efforts, she could not be saved. Tilly...

Visits suspended at all Queensland prisons

As the number of positive COVID-19 cases continues to rise, Queensland Corrective Services has made the decision to suspend personal visits to all correctional centres this week as they move to Stage 3 restrictions. Virtual personal visits remain available subject to movement restrictions within the centres. The...

Managing COVID-19 in prisons

Planning for COVID-19 in our prisons We’re sure that you are aware that COVID-19 is spreading in communities across Queensland, and we are beginning to see cases of COVID-19 in our correctional centres amongst officers and prisoners. This was expected and planned-for long before the border restrictions...

Sandbags filled by prisoners deployed

Sandbags filled by prisoners at Maryborough Correctional Centre have been deployed across the Wide Bay area to help protect properties from flooding. General Manager of Maryborough Correctional Centre, Chief Superintendent Kris Winter said it was the fourth year the prison had played a hand in disaster...

Visits paused at various Queensland Correctional Centres

After consultation with Queensland Health regarding confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Queensland, visits have been paused in multiple Queensland Correctional Centres. Under the restrictions, personal visits have been paused for the following centres: Lotus Glen Maryborough Arthur Gorrie Wolston (from 10 January) Brisbane Brisbane Womens Borrallon Numinbah At this stage other correctional centres are operating...

Response: LGCC COVID-19 update

As at midday 7 January, Lotus Glen Correctional Centre had four officers unfit for duty due to COVID-19. There was one prisoner with confirmed COVID. The unit has remained in lockdown to allow for prisoner testing and cleaning. Due to the rapidly changing situation with COVID-19 in...

AGCC reports positive COVID-19 cases

Officers at Arthur Gorrie Correctional Centre are currently working with a number of confirmed positive COVID-19 prisoners. AGCC General Manager, Chief Superintendent Scott Collins confirmed the COVID-19 cases in a recent internal broadcast reassuring officers that the safety and wellbeing of the centre were his priority. Ch....

Requirements for personal visits

If you intend visiting a correctional centre, there are things you need to know. For those aged 16 and above, you must be fully vaccinated and be able to provide proof of your vaccination. All visitors must also wear a mask at correctional facilities. Click...

Visits cancelled at Arthur Gorrie, Brisbane and Lotus Glen Correctional Centres

After consultation with Queensland Health regarding community cases of COVID-19 in Queensland, visits have been cancelled in some South East Queensland prisons for today. Under the restrictions, personal visits have been cancelled for Arthur Gorrie Correctional, Brisbane Correctional and Lotus Glen Correctional Centres. At this stage all...